November 11, 2016 @ 3:29 AM
I haven’t posted much on my blog this election cycle. So let’s all take a page from the democrats and liberals. For the democrats the 2020 election (at least as far as the activists are concerned) started on November 9, 2016. The campaign to govern this country and the 2020 campaign to either re-elect President Trump, or another Republican starts today. So we have some catching up to do. If you support Trump, you are now the Radical.
Today I propose we continue to use the Alisnky Rules for Radicals that was used so effectively against us in the 1960s. The Trump campaign used them successfully, lets do the same. As a reminder in your discussion with Hillary supporters or the loyal opposition...
September 12, 2016 @ 5:40 PM
At the beginning of almost every HAZMAT class I teach I always poll the classroom for their point of view and level of knowledge. One of the questions I ask is based on the following 3 hazards, which one would you rather work with? Chemical? Radiation? Biological? There is no right or wrong answer, but I want to know where they are “coming from”.
My rational is that a Radiation hazard is most easiest to manage because it is measurable and well studied and thus more manageable. There are finite radioactive isotopes that occur in nature about 3000 in laboratories as opposed to approximately 80,000 pathogens, and another 80 to 100,000 chemicals that are in marketplace.
Biological hazards are often ...
June 23, 2015 @ 3:03 AM
Laudata Si’. Document for Global Good or Global Hegemony? You Decide. By Jim Poesl
I have been asked by a couple of my friends to read and comment on the Papal Encyclical on the environment Laudata Si’ that was issued this past week. I can’t discuss this without giving you some of my background. I’ve been an observer, student, and policy analyst for the last 30 years on this subject, and a delegate to one of the climate change conferences.
Throughout undergraduate and graduate schools, I was hard pressed like so many faithful Christians to articulate a Christian response to environmental arguments and philosophies. In reality there was little if anything...
April 16, 2015 @ 1:15 AM
POSTED ON APRIL 10, 2015 BY STEVEN HAYWARD IN LEFTISM
THE ALINSKY WAY OF GOVERNING
My School of Public Policy colleague (and top statewide GOP vote-getter in California last November) Pete Peterson has a nice piece in today’s Wall Street Journal on “The Alinsky Way of Governing” that details the degrading effect Alinskyist politics is having on today’s generation of liberals. (Keep in mind that Hillary Clinton wrote her senior thesis at Wellesley on the greatness of Alinsky.)
Since the article is behind the Journal‘s paywall, a couple of excerpts:
Arizona Rep. Raul Grijalva, the ranking Democrat on ...
April 16, 2015 @ 1:14 AM
What the heck are they doing? Screwing us with the Income Tax
Enjoy this from Doug Hartlove at Return to Excellence click here.
Go to www.fairtax.org for real solutions to America's Tax mess.
July 4, 2014 @ 4:08 PM
I just finished reading the Supreme Court Ruling in Hobby Lobby Case this morning. As usual, and as I suspected the News Media, whether Main Stream or Non Main Stream, did not fully discuss what the case was, the legal arguments, or the ramifications.
The majority opinion of the court was primarily based on legal arguments, the dissent’s opinion largely based on political arguments, coupled with hackneyed arguments based on eugenics from the 1920’s (which we are told does not exist anymore), followed up by veiled insults towards everyone who disagrees with them as homophobes, anti-woman, and anti-public health.
The fact that the dissent mentions cost-benefit analyses based on politicians rhetoric and ...
November 6, 2013 @ 2:47 PM
Background: This is in response to a friend who was complaining about his $3000/year increase in health insurance due to Obamacare. This was on Facebook.
Open letter on Obamacare.
Thanks for the well thought out comments. Well thought out comments deserve a well thought out response. But I think it is important to review some history in our country when dealing with these large government programs. Consider this: The "great society" programs were meant to help the poor but poverty levels have pretty much stayed the same, and in some cases risen. Social security was supposed to help those who were retired so they could at least have some basic needs met; it has turned into a retirement plan that is worth less ...
February 1, 2013 @ 2:33 PM
Tyranny? What Tyranny? by Jim Poesl
A Response to Last Sunday’s Religion on the Line Radio Show.
This past Sunday, like I have for over 15 years, listened to WABC’s (770 AM) “Religion on the Line” show. The hosts Rabbi Joseph Potasnik and Deacon Kevin McCormack, said that comparisons of the President and the government in general to a totalitarian regime were not valid, since we can still practice our religion and we are not in hiding or imprisoned for our beliefs. This is a common response to criticisms of the President and the Government. It may be true through the lens of Religious Freedom today, but I am not convinced about future prospects. To deny that the stage is being set ...
January 16, 2013 @ 9:41 AM
Back on November 7th, 2012. The day after Obama’s reelection I listed 20 questions for those people upset with Obama’s election. Over the last week we have seen draconian gun laws passed that will not address the violence in our culture. We have also seen people who voted for Obama and the Democrats complaining about high taxes. What? You didn't realize that if you have a job you are rich? I found this out in my college courses way back in the early 1990's.
So I am reposting 20 questions., with one addition: DID YOU VOTE? If you did not vote then don’t complain. I have been fighting Obama with several groups since 2004.
If you did nothing don’t ...
January 7, 2013 @ 7:42 PM
A Family Response Guide
By Jim Poesl MS, CIE
Now Available on Amazon.com
Jim Poesl of JCP Technical Services, a Woodbridge, NJ based Environmental Safety Firm, is pleased to release Nuclear Terrorism, A Family Response Guide. This book was written as a guide for non-technical people to protect their family from the hype, and panic that may ensue during nuclear emergencies. This is not a book of checklists. A must read for disaster response workers, hazardous waste personnel, and anyone interested in protecting their community and family.
Jim Poesl has 20 years of unique hands-on experience in the environmental field including work as on-site supervisor at private disaster sites ...