Seldom Heard Quotes — Added Since 2014

“During the course of each year, more than 16 million thunderstorms — an average of 45,000 a day — maul the face of the earth.”

“Within this gloomy mass churns energies equal to 10 or more Hiroshima-type nuclear bombs.”


Whipple. 1982


Time Life Planet Earth Serie

Page 119

Posted Feb. 12th 2016

Private Idaho • On an internet blog

“These words were the beginning of the end.”

…27God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” 29Then God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree which has fruit yielding seed; it shall be food for you;…

Private Idahoan hour ago [hush]​[hide comment]

“Would an entity who created this wonderful place really say this without warnings? How thoughtless he or she or it would have been.”

And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the fowl of the air and over every beast that moves upon the earth.

Private Idaho • On an internet blog

“We are like the biggest scourge this Earth has seen in billions of years. No species has ever had such disrespect for this planet. I suppose how you look at it depends on religious beliefs. In my opinion The Bible has done more to damage this planet than anything.”

Editor’s Comment: I find it abominable that words like this would be acceptable anywhere. And don’t give me the “freedom of speech” speech. A private internet site is just that, private. By allowing this kind of speech we are condoning the dysfunctional mindset that thinks it. Yes, the environmental movement, the largest lobby in the USA.


Posted April 2009

LA Times Reprts

Global warming endangers U.S. corn production, study says

“Corn likes it cool, but global warming is raising temperatures across the nation,” said report author Timothy Telleen-Lawton in a news release. “Hotter fields will mean lower yields for corn, and eventually, the rest of agriculture.”

Editor’s Comment:

When this prediction was made corn production had increaesed to 164 bushels per acare in 2008. The USDA-NASS report released in January 2015 for the year 2014 corn production shows an increase to 171 bushels per acre.


Posted Feb 23 2015

“In climate research and modelling, we should recognize that we are dealing with a coupled-nonlinear chaotic system, and therefore that long-term prediction of future climate states is not possible.”

IPCC Third Assessment Report (2001), Section, page 774 [H/t Cristopher Essex & SEPP.]

Editor’s Comment: Imagine that, the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)  admitted, in 2001, that they can’t predict future climate. Have they admitted girls are different from boys yet?


Posted 11/29/2014

Arguing the destruction of the ozone layer on the basis of one day’s, or a few weeks’, data is a bit like announcing the comeback of retail on evidence that takes Neiman-Marcus’s receipts from the day before Christmas and annualizes them.

Press Release: “Ozone Hole,” Review and Outlook
The Wall Street Journal, February 28, 1992

Our blundering senators hastily passed an amendment, 96 to 0, demanding that the ban on CFC’s be moved up. The President signed the bill into law the very next day!

This is what our scientific review process has become. A law passed in the United States of America because a NASA “news release” with data based on one flight of one aircraft. Our government “burned” the witch named CFC’s with as much evidence as was required in Salem to convict someone of witchcraft. All reason left them and only one course could be taken: that of the panic indicative of the true “idiots” we have representing us in Congress. Former Senator Gore (D-Tenn) a “leader” spoke out, “We have to tell our children that they must redefine their relationship to the sky, and they must begin to think of the sky as a threatening part of their environment.” This from a man who was the most “knowledgeable” congressman at the time, and who became the Vice President of the United States.

The predicted threat, the ozone hole, did not appear over America, and there is mounting evidence the “CFC” threat will turn out to be another environmental HOAX. Pseudo-scientific predictions and conclusions are constantly interrupted by the facts that nature inevitably provides.

But what did happen? Former Senator Gore chaired the Subcommittee on Science, Space, and Technology, which gives NASA its money. NASA was requesting an increased budget for its climate change program. Former Senator Gore’s book, Earth in the Balance, was published a few days before the NASA news conference, providing him with a baseball bat to motivate the President to go to Rio and sign the “Global Warming” treaty


Posted 11/27/2014

“There is another class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays.

Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs….There is a certain class of race-problem solvers who do not want the patient to get well, because as long as the disease holds out they have not only an easy means of making a living, but also an easy medium through which to make themselves prominent before the public.”

Booker T. Washington, Born April 5, 1856 – died November 14, 1915

Editor’s Comment
Hey! Al Sharpton & Jesse Jackson
Booker T Knew Who You Were back 100 years ago. America is getting to know you now!

 ”Since the late 1960s, much of the North Atlantic Ocean has become less salty, in part due to increases in fresh water runoff induced by global warming…”

Michael Schirber, LiveScience, 29 June 2005

 ”The surface waters of the North Atlantic are getting saltier, suggests a new study of records spanning over 50 years. They found that during this time, the layer of water that makes up the top 400 metres has gradually become saltier. The seawater is probably becoming saltier due to global warming…”

Catherine Brahic, New Scientist, 23 August 2007

Do you have any idea how stupid this makes you Warmists look?  I just heard somebody say that the much greater than usual amount of ice around Antarctica is because of global warming.  Not long after Warmists told us the less than usual amount of ice in the Arctic is because of global warming.  You do this all the time.  You blame every little change of anything on global warming and say it’s a bad thing, as if you really believe that before the 20th century nothing ever changed.  That before 1900 there was never any unusual weather and every year was the same and things like ice levels and salt levels and rainfall and tropical storms never varied from decade to decade.  You’ve cried wolf so many times that now whenever you blame something on Global Warming people just tune out and ignore you.  If you only blame Global Warming on rare occasions when something has changed in a clearly bad way that can be convincingly explained by global warming then people might start to listen to you.



The UN climate chief, Christiana Figueres Says Communism is Best Way to Fight Global Warming

“Figueres added that the deep partisan divide in the U.S. Congress is “very detrimental” to passing any sort of legislation to fight global warming. The Chinese Communist Party, on the other hand, can push key policies and reforms all on its own. The country’s national legislature largely enforces the decisions made by the party’s Central Committee and other executive offices.”

I guess the UN chief forgot that communism was responsible for 94 million deaths in China, the Soviet Union, North Korea, Afghanistan and Eastern Europe in the 20th century. China alone caused 65 million of those. But clearly that means that communism is a great political system that we should all try to emulate.

Oh and don’t forget that the Wall Street Journal noted that China’s air quality was so bad that it had roughly 1.2 million people die prematurely in 2010 as a result of air pollution. And Chinese government figures say “lung cancer is now the leading cause of death from malignant tumors. Many of those dying are nonsmokers.”

So who really is the better country when it comes to protecting the environment? Maybe Ms. Figueres needs to do a bit more research before she starts claiming one type of government is better than the other, when it comes to the environment or whatever.

H/T Townhall,com


The private sector can be expected to develop improved solar and wind technologies which will begin to become competitive and self-supporting on a national level by the end of the decade if assisted by tax credits and augmented by federally sponsored R&D.”

American Wind Energy Association, et al. (1983). Quoted in Renewable Energy Industry, Joint Hearing before the Subcommittees of the Committee on Energy and Commerce et al., House of Representatives, 98th Cong., 1st sess.

[H/t Robert Bradley Jr.] Hat Tip SEPP


“I believe that marriage is the union between a man and a woman. Now, for me as a Christian — for me — for me as a Christian, it is also a sacred union. God’s in the mix.”

Barack Obama – April 17, 2008


“He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.”

― George Orwell, 1984



“In the case of climate change, if we follow their instructions and the catastrophe doesn’t happen, they’ll claim the measures worked.

If temperatures continue to rise, they’ll say we didn’t do enough.”

Charles Gulotta

Editor’s Comment: I would add that if the cooling period continues and the government can get any kind of Cap and Trade program or fossil fuel reduction program off the ground they would claim victory over a man made global warming a month later.


“The historical cycle seems to be: From bondage to spiritual faith; from spiritual faith to courage; from courage to liberty; from liberty to abundance, from abundance to selfishness; from selfishness to apathy, from apathy to dependency; and from dependency back to bondage once more.”

Henning Webb Prentis, president of the Armstrong Cork Company and former president of the National Association of Manufacturers, in a February 1943 address entitled “The Cult of Competency” delivered at a Mid-Year Convocation of the General Alumni Society of the University of Pennsylvania (The General Magazine and Historical Chronicle, Vol. XLV, Numb. III, April 1943, pp. 272-73).

H/T – Wikiquote


  • Lenin is said to have declared that the best way to destroy the capitalist system was to debauch the currency. By a continuing process of inflation, governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens. By this method they not only confiscate, but they confiscate arbitrarily; and, while the process impoverishes many, it actually enriches some. The sight of this arbitrary rearrangement of riches strikes not only at security, but at confidence in the equity of the existing distribution of wealth. Those to whom the system brings windfalls, beyond their deserts and even beyond their expectations or desires, become ‘profiteers,’ who are the object of the hatred of the bourgeoisie, whom the inflationism has impoverished, not less than of the proletariat. As the inflation proceeds and the real value of the currency fluctuates wildly from month to month, all permanent relations between debtors and creditors, which form the ultimate foundation of capitalism, become so utterly disordered as to be almost meaningless; and the process of wealth-getting degenerates into a gamble and a lottery.
    Lenin was certainly right. There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing basis of society than to debauch the currency. The process engages all the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and does it in a manner which not one man in a million is able to diagnose

John Maynard Keynes, in The Economic Consequences of the Peace, Chapter VI, pg.235-236, 1919


“”It is not, perhaps, unreasonable to conclude, that a pure and perfect democracy is a thing not attainable by man, constituted as he is of contending elements of vice and virtue, and ever mainly influenced by the predominant principle of self-interest. It may, indeed, be confidently asserted, that there never was that government called a republic, which was not ultimately ruled by a single will, and, therefore, (however bold may seem the paradox,) virtually and substantially a monarchy.”

Tytler, Lord Woodhouselee, Alexander Fraser (1854). Universal History: From the Creation of the World to the Beginning of the Eighteenth Century, Vol. I. Petridge and Company. p. 216..”