Earth Hour is Tonight – Instead of Turning Off Your Lights, Turn Them On to Celebrate What Electricity Has Done For Mankind

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This excellent essay on the Earth Hour event, to be held tonight at 8:30PM in every local time zone, is an eye-opener.  Earth Hour is a testament to stupidity, in my opinion, and deserves to be mocked. North Korea reminds us what it is like to like in darkness, both politically, and in energy poverty.

satellite image of the korean penninsula at night, showing city lighting

Every hour is Earth Hour in North Korea – satellite image of the Korean peninsula at night, showing city lighting.

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Recycling Of The US dollars Financing The US Deficits Is Going To End (Part 3)

By Gijsbert Groenewegen – Re-Blogged From

Conclusion why the US dollar’s reserve status is at risk

What is at stake is the reserve status of US dollar following:

  1. Loss of dependency on Saudi oil because of the US becoming an oil net exporter as early as 2019 making the Petro-Dollar contract less of importance.
  2. The introduction of the Petro-Yuan-Gold contract planned for March 26.
  3. Trade tariffs that will reduce the flow of US dollars into foreign central banks and as such the recycling of US dollars into financing US deficits.
  4. The increasing budget and trade deficits that need financing from foreign investors (good for 48% of treasuries ownership), because Americans don’t save with a savings quote of 2.7%, and demanding higher interest rates. Also because the increasing US dollar hedging costs.
  5. The blowing out of the Libor-OIS spread, the global yardstick for cost of credit and uncertainty, risk in the global credit markets.
  6. Accelerating inflation, looming higher interest rates and the exhaustion/tapering of the QE measures that will not miss their impact on the tightening credit conditions resulting in the debasement of the currencies and especially the reserve currency.

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The Rule of Law; Article 1, Section 8; and Slavery

By Hillsdale College – Re-Blogged From

HUGH HEWITT: And for the Hillsdale Dialogue with Dr. Larry Arnn, President of Hillsdale College. All things Hillsdale are located at All of our conversations dating back to 2013– I was going to say 1813, but that would date us– are collected at You can sign up for the free speech digests that Hillsdale College makes available by going to Find Imprimis and give me your email, your mailing address, your snail mail address. It is absolutely free. It is a wonderful addition to your reading material.

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3 Obesity Tests Better Than Body Mass Index

By Nick Tate – Re-Blogged From Newsmax Health

If you’re still using the BMI — body mass index — to determine if you’re dangerously overweight, you might as well be listening to music on an 8-track tape player or watching movies on an old VHS recorder.

That’s because the latest research shows that once-vaunted BMI is as outmoded as those old audio-video technologies and that other methods are far better at obesity-related risks for heart attack or other health problems.

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Approaching ‘Grand Solar Minimum’ Could Cause Global Cooling

By Anthony Watts – Re-Blogged From

There’s a lot of evidence mounting that solar cycle 25 will usher in a new grand solar minimum. Since about October 2005, when the sun’s magnetic activity went into a sharp fall, solar activity has been markedly lower, with solar cycle 24 being the lowest in over 100 years.

Interplanetary magnetic field – Image from NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center

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2018/2020 Voter Fraud

By Lynn Verhoeff – Re-Blogged From iPatriot 

Balding Drug May Cut Heart Attack Risk

Re-Blogged From Newsmax Health

Although best known for its ability to improve hair growth when used on the skin, minoxidil — which is classified as a potassium channel opener — was initially marketed as a vasodilator, and an oral formulation is sometimes prescribed for high blood pressure that has not responded to other medications. Earlier studies have suggested that minoxidil may increase elastin even in mature tissues.

A study published in American Journal of Physiology — Heart and Circulatory Physiology found that minoxidil, which is sold under the brand name Rogaine, makes stiff vessels more flexible and improves blood flow to vital organs like the brain. Continue reading