A few days ago, I posted a notice about a volcano which erupted inn Chile. I mentioned, somewhat sarcastically, that it likely released more CO2 than all of humanity since the industrial revolution. Under that post a few people wrote kindly worded admonitions and corrections to that highly exaggerated statement.
Yes, this side of the debate does not have the luxury of these kinds of statements, it is true. While I personally do not believe that humanity is affecting the climate in the manner that the IPCC, a UN body which had as its foundational rules that only man-made CO2 could be considered as a cause of climate change and no natural factors were even allowed to be considered, if we are to argue against deliberate deceptions, exaggerations, and altered data for good science and bad, then we have to be meticulous. Thank you for posting the corrections.
1. Islam is Nazism with a God. Eric Allen Bell
(It would be interesting to know the total square milage now of the Islamic State as a whole, including the Boko Haram territory, in comparison to nations or states we are more familiar with. Also the total population)
(If there is one thing the US is good at, its training militaries)
(CNN)Several of the world’s worst terrorist groups, like ISIS and Al-Shabaab, aim to create societies governed by strict, distorted versions of Sharia law.
(Neither the article or video explains what a non-distorted sharia law is, or how the Islamic State etc. are distorting it. But they are at least madding admissions that was anathema to them a year or more ago)
Crowds watched as the man was shot by a firing squad in the southern town of Jamame in the Lower Juba region.
A BBC Somali service repoter says al-Shabab have previously killed people accused of spying or apostasy.
Last month al-Shabab carried out an attack on Garissa College in neighbouring Kenya, killing 148 people.
The Islamist group controls large swathes of rural Somalia.
Thank you Eric Allen Bell, M., Carpe Diem, Wrath of Khan, Richard, Yucki, and all. More to come shortly.