WASHINGTON — Scott Pruitt, President Trump’s pick to run the Environmental Protection Agency, is drawing up plans to move forward on the president’s campaign promise to “get rid of” the agency he hopes to head. He has a blueprint to repeal climate change rules, cut staffing levels, close regional offices and permanently weaken the agency’s regulatory authority.
But Mr. Pruitt, a lawyer who made a career suing the E.P.A., is not likely to start with the kind of shock and awe that Mr. Trump has used to disorient Washington. Instead, he will use the legal tools at his disposal to pare back the agency’s reach and power, and trim its budget selectively.
If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed. -- Mark Twain
I could not view this because it did not like my ad blocker. However, I found the following youtube video on the issue. It would seem that outside of the 'political class', Europeans are apparently not shy in registering their opposition to Muslim immigration. Sample size is not discussed but it seems that approval was limited to no more than 32% in any European country. Political leaders seem to be blind (willingly?) everywhere in the West. Practical people seem to be saying that a Leopard can indeed be judged by its spots, at least on average.
It seems that at a certain 'critical mass' some take it upon themselves to 'enforce' their views on the local population. In the more PC areas this will be allowed by the authorities as multi-cultural until violence breaks out by which time returning to the indigenous population's normal state may be impossible. The unrestricted allowance of migrants (cough) sorry refugees who all appear to be males of military age appears to be a deliberate attempt to reach that 'critical mass' and prevent peaceful integration.
"The rules are simple: They lie to us. We know they are lying. They know we know they are lying, but they keep lying to us and we keep pretending to believe them."
I like cycles ... always have. We see them in the physical world all the time. Some have documented cycles in history and economics as well. Putting aside whether they can be accurately predicted or not, and, if so, under what circumstances, when I run into an interesting one I collect it and store it away for tracking and testing. We here are in the process of tracking just such a cyclical hypothesis in the form of Astromet's climate forecast.
There is another one I've been following. Interestingly, it plays out in the same time frame as Astromet's. If you set aside the obvious marketing ploy and possible self-promotional components, it is a very interesting thesis with a set of forecasts based on cycles in history and economics. Its time frame is short enough that most of us will live to see its test concluded.