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[snip] By the numbers. From Gregg Easterbrook's recent article on the decline of war in the New Republic: Number of armed conflicts worldwide in 1991, 51. In 2004, 20.

[snip] "One can't be too careful when deliberating over the shifting and Byzantine web of confusion and doubt that is so-called 'climate' 'change,'" writes an entity known as "Medium Lobster" at Fafblog, reflecting on the former oil-industry official caught altering a White House report on climate change. "Uncertainty abounds. . . . We must examine all sides of the issue, take input from all corners: from the side of science, and from the side of oil industry whores paid to lie about science. Someday, somehow, between these complex and opposing points of view, we may just find an answer."

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