90% Expert Certainty

“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary.”

― H.L. Mencken


90% Expert Certainty

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10 Responses to 90% Expert Certainty

  1. Paul Marks says:

    Everyone must reduce C02 emissions – apart from the People’s Republic of China (the largest emitter) which can carry on increasing its already vast C02 emissions. And everyone must give up their sovereignty – again apart from the People’s Republic of China which will remain sovereign.

    There is a pattern here.

  2. William says:

    I haven’t seen a single sick person since the Global Pandemic began. A pandemic in which no one is sick is “unprecedented”. A lot of people SAID they had The COVID. Typical was my neighbor: “I had it”. “How do you know it was COVID?” “They said it was.” “Were you tested?” “Yeah, it was negative” Now it’s over apparently. Putin ended it single-handedly. Our local health inspector announced that we’re “out of the woods” but we must remain “vigilant”. Because “variants”. And people continue to wear masks all the time, pathetic fearful caricatures of humans

    • Bob Cherba (@rbcherba) says:

      I’m with you. My wife and I are in our 80s. I had Type B influenza in December, 2021, and our dog groomer and her son had Covid in January, but I don’t know anyone else in my neighborhood or Facebook relatives who has had the bug. Certainly am not aware of anyone who has died. Maybe we’ve just been lucky. Tucson, AZ

  3. Bill says:

    Here’s a quotation you’ll enjoy from “Man Will Conquer Space Soon”, in Collier’s Magazine, March 22, 1952:

    “…in the Soviet Union, political theory has long since taken over science and warped and perverted it to political uses.”

    I’m glad that was only true in the bad old Soviet Union, and no longer happens today.

  4. Ron says:

    Government policies are destroying the country and people’s lives.

  5. nobler says:

    Government Handbook: When in danger, or in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout.
    Burma Shave!

    Everyone should read Crichton’s “State Of Fear” and especially the afterword by the author.

  6. GWS says:

    Please, Joe, HELP US! We don’t want to die! Aghhhh….

  7. rah says:

    Well expect your ration of irrational, non science based bull shit to increase.

    We’re above the mean in the tornado count this year and it is looking like this year is going to exceptionally high as compared to what we have seen the last 10 years.

    Never mind that the seven of the last 10 years have been below average in the count and one year came close to the record low. And never mind that during that period the proportion of “violent tornadoes”, meaning those of EF-3 strength or higher, has been low.

    Now, the set up is looking like we will see something like the 2011 season which was the last really bad tornado season we had. And all that has come before will be forgotten by the “experts” and we will be told that severe weather caused by climate change is coming to kill us all.

  8. mwhite says:


    “Bottom line: drug use may have exacerbated the problem, but it’s very clear that the hypothesis that BEST fits the evidence is that his problem was primarily caused by the COVID vaccines that he was forced to take to continue playing in the band.”

  9. IAN STRACHAN says:

    H L Menken was always right about politics. Governments are the greatest cause of poverty. Politicians and the civil service constitute the ‘parasitariat’ bleeding the economy dry. If you believe what politicians say, you shouldn’t have the vote.

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