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The latest targets of the carbon police: Google, your big fat tv & Heathrow’s third runway

Posted by Liberty on January 11, 2009

Revealed: the environmental impact of Google searches

“While millions of people tap into Google without considering the environment, a typical search generates about 7g of CO2 Boiling a kettle generates about 15g. ‘Google operates huge data centres around the world that consume a great deal of power,’ said Alex Wissner-Gross, a Harvard University physicist whose research on the environmental impact of computing is due out soon. ‘A Google search has a definite environmental impact.’”

I’m rapidly reconsidering the value of encouraging my child to get a university education.

Giant plasma TVs face ban in battle to green Britain

Should we cease all progress on this Earth?  Would that make these lunatics happy?  Limit our growth, limit our prosperity, limit our enjoyment of life itself?

Heathrow’s third runway to fall foul of EU rules

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Media bias: not just against Conservatives anymore?

Posted by Liberty on December 18, 2008

I heard David Boze discussing this on his radio show yesterday afternoon and thought it was interesting.  This story is linked on his blog.  He was describing how he was reading this report on his lunch hour and was laughing out loud [in some un-named public place] at how ridiculous it is.  It literally is a laugh a minute, if you can get over the fact that a public university is wasting money researching the media’s portrayal of homelessness.  Do not interpret my mirth over this report to mean that I think homelessness is funny, because it’s not.  The homeless being used as a political football–that’s what I think is funny. 

Is the media unfair to the homeless?

A gaggle of English professors [among others] at the University of Washington conducted a study of how homelessness is portrayed in the media.  They focused specifically on media coverage of the City of Seattle’s clean-ups of homeless encampments and have concluded that the camps are unfairly portrayed as dirty, drug-laden and dangerous. 

Well, not everyone can exist in the cushy, tenured subjectivity of a university liberal arts department.  Words have concrete definitions and certain situations warrant that specific words be used.  I’m guessing that the journalists who have written about these squatters’ camps are correct to describe the camps as garbage-strewn, unsanitary and a threat to public safety. 

Perhaps the UW team could have rounded up some creative writing professors to formulate a list of more colorful language so that the words “dirty” and “dangerous” wouldn’t be so over used.  Instead of “dirty” and “dangerous,” the journalists could use: vile, sordid, tainted, toxic, insalubrious, obscene, perilous, unlawful, obnoxious, objectionable, repugnant or intolerable.

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The sham of sex harassment training

Posted by Liberty on November 23, 2008

The sham of sex harassment training

“Four years ago, the governor signed Assembly Bill 1825 into law, requiring all California employers with more than 50 people to provide sexual harassment training for each of their employees. The University of California raised no objection and submitted to its authority.

But I didn’t. I am a professor of molecular biology and biochemistry at UC Irvine, and I have consistently refused, on principle, to participate in the sexual harassment training that the state and my employers seem to think is so important.”

I heard a radio interview with this professor this week.  So rare to find someone really willing to stand against political correctness.

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