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Ozone hole?

Well maybe I don’t have the whole story, but as of now, there are some really dumb people out there (media, USA government, environmentalist extremists…)! Did you know that by banning CFCs approximately 40 million deaths will occur or already have!!! CFCs were used by firefighters to extinguish fires. They were used as a refrigerant, and a surgical sterilizer. Not only that but they were the best extinguishers, refrigerants, and surgical sterilizers.

You know our buddy ozone, right? Yeah well he’s getting eaten by ultraviolet light, and there are some thin patches now and people are getting worried. Well unless you live on the South Pole you don’t need to be worried.

1. The only places where CFCs are eating away at the ozone layer are at the North and South Poles, principally the South Pole. The weather conditions at these sites are ideal for CFC-induced destruction of the ozone layer. These weather conditions do not exist elsewhere on the planet, so there is little chance of the problem spreading.

2. The total destruction of the ozone layer by CFCs is, by all best estimates, about 5% at the South Pole. To put this number in perspective, the amount of ozone in the ozone layer fluctuates naturally by about 50%! Thus, the natural ups and downs in the ozone layer are 10 times the amount of destruction that has been caused by CFCs.

3. Not a single illness (or death) can be traced to ozone destruction. The effect is simply too small to affect living organisms.

(Exploring Creation With Chemistry pg. 276   2nd edition)

So, I don’t know what all the fuss is about, in fact, why aren’t people putting up a fuss about the banning of CFCs?

Here are some resources to explore the controversy further:

Eco-Sanity: A Common-Sense Guide to Environmentalism

Ecoscam: The False Prophets of Ecological Apocalypse

Betrayal of Science and Reason: How Anti-Environmentalism Rhetoric Threatens Our Future

Earth in the Balance

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Evolution vs. Creation

Well, I really enjoy this topic, and at this point I’m not trying to support both sides, however, I may publish a post that has supporting evidence for both sides later. Evolution, a idea that has become popular only recently, was popularized by Charles Darwin. In (most) schools it is taught without thought to its possible inaccuracy. However, I would like to remind everyone of this quote from Darwin’s Origin of Species: “If it could be demonstrated that any complex organ existed, which could not possibly have been formed by numerous, successive, slight modifications, my theory would absolutely break down.” –Chapter VI, Organs of Extreme Perfection; page 187; Origin of Species.

The flagellum, my friend, is a Biological machine, that, cannot be broken down. If it was, then, it would not be able to function. So when being formed it could not have been formed by numerous, slight modifications. Here are some clips that you can watch to get a better understanding.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fs5wGFbkb40

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iwzzR0lUKw

Codecademy

Codecademy. Catchy. What in the world is it. Well, let me use an analogy to help you get the picture.

Your a teenager. You go to school every day, and learn. But what you really want to learn is computer programming. However, your school doesn’t offer a class on it. So you look on ebay for a book on computer programming. A book on computer programming!! Yeah I know, you’re desperate. So you search. Pop… a book! “This looks good” you think to yourself. You click checkout. You scroll down to click pay, and then you notice the price. $60!!. “Forget it, maybe I’ll be a professional athlete or somethin'”. You decide to check your emails. You’ve got one from your best friend. It reads:

“Hey man,

I found this totally awesome website, that is free and teaches you how to program with Javascript, Ruby, Python, HTML, CSS!!!!

I know your into that stuff so I thought I’d let you know.”

You start dancing, jumping, whatever. Your happy because now you have a great way to learn code. And its free. Now were talking.

So you type in: http://www.codecademy.com/#!/exercises/0

And now you’re the master at Java script, Ruby, Python, jQuery, HTML, and CSS.

So now were done with the analogy. And for most readers you are already gone ’cause your not a teenage kid who wants to learn coding. But if you are, and your still with me, then I totally suggest clicking the link or just searching codecademy on the web. Take it from someone like me, who’s a teenage kid, who loves coding, and has taken courses on Java, on codecademy.

var codecademy = function(){

console.log(“Codecademy is awesome!!);

};

codecademy()

Indiana Passes Right To Work Bill

The state of Indiana just passed House Bill 1001: Right to Work. Governor Mitch Daniels signed the  bill just the other day. This bill makes it an employees right to change unions, not have to pay the union dues, or pay to a third party, etc. This Bill has been controversial in Indiana; obviously the unions do not like it, but there are many who do, think it is one of our freedoms in America. Here is a summary posted on the Indiana Government website:

DIGEST OF HB 1001 (Updated February 1, 2012 11:49 am – DI 84)

Employee’s right to work. Makes it a Class A misdemeanor to require an individual to: (1) become or remain a member of a labor organization; (2) pay dues, fees, or other charges to a labor organization; or (3) pay to a charity or another third party an amount that represents dues, fees, or other charges required of members of a labor organization; as a condition of employment or continuation of employment. Provides that the Indiana department of labor may investigate and issue administrative orders for violations or threatened violations. Establishes a separate private right of action for violations or threatened violations. Provides that the statute does not apply to federal employees, employees subject to certain federal laws, certain employees over whom the federal government has jurisdiction, state employees, and employees of a political subdivision. Provides that the statute does not apply to the extent it is in conflict with or preempted by federal law. Provides that the statute is not intended, and should not be construed, to change or affect any other law concerning collective bargaining or collective bargaining agreements in the building and construction industry.

Current Status:

Law Enacted
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