Treason?

The definition of treason as relates to federal law:

Federal. Definition: In Article III, Section 3 of the United States Constitution, treason is specifically limited to levying war against the US, or adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort. Conviction requires two witnesses or a confession in open court.

The definition of treason according to Trump:

Trump. Definition: Any time someone acts or speaks in a way that is contrary to the will of Donald Trump.

Trump wants legislators acting in accordance with their constitutional responsibilities arrested for treason. This is a perfect example of Trump’s panicked reaction to his obvious guilt.

Wow! What an amazing discovery!

The 2019 Ig Nobel Prize for Biology

Awarded to: Ling-Jun Kong, Herbert Crepaz, Agnieszka Górecka, Aleksandra Urbanek, Rainer Dumke, and Tomasz Paterek, for discovering that dead magnetized cockroaches behave differently than living magnetized cockroaches.

No, I am not making this up.

Note: I still need to research whether a previous prize was awarded to the person(s) that discovered how to magnetize a cockroach in the first place.

A logical response to a serious problem

Drone attacks on two major Saudi oil facilities caused extensive damage. Estimates suggest that, for now at least, Saudi oil output will be halved as a result, reducing global production by about 6%.

The media are full of speculation about who is really responsible for the attacks and what the responses will be. I would like to suggest what the response ought to be. The U.S. and indeed the rest of the world need to expand, enhance, and accelerate efforts to eliminate the dependence on fossil fuels.

This drop in Saudi oil production will reduce world supplies and drive up prices. This may be a boon for other oil producers, but it will damage world economies and hurt consumers. The global recession that many experts are expecting will probably arrive sooner.

The situation as it stands is bad enough, but if war breaks out between Iran and Saudi Arabia (and who knows how many other countries in the region) things will rapidly go from bad to much, much worse.

The best way to avoid the direct effects of instabilities in the oil markets is to not need the oil in the first place. The fact that an accelerated reduction in the burning of fossil fuels would be a positive response to climate change is a bonus. I would think that even people who are convinced that climate change is a hoax can see the logic of not needing a resource with so much volatility associated with it.