Visitor Comments and Questions

September 5, 2010

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Settled Science, with links

March 1, 2015

This is the version of the Guest Editorial in the Virginian Pilot today with hypertext links included.


It doesn’t matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn’t matter how smart you are, it doesn’t matter who said it. If it doesn’t agree with experiment, it’s wrong.”- Richard P. Feynman

It was settled science.

The consensus was nearly total, and those who questioned the consensus were shunned in academic institutions and even arrested and compelled to recant. To state that the Earth was not the center of the universe was heresy.

The consensus was wrong, and the evidence of its error had been known for over one thousand years when Galileo was Read the rest of this entry »

TLP General Meeting – Speaker George H. Mears on Climate Change

January 19, 2015

Have you heard both sides of the issue of Climate change? Probably not. For a skeptic’s view, come to the Tidewater Libertarian Party General Meeting Saturday morning February 7th, 2015.  Breakfast at 8:30, program begins at 9 AM.

George Mears is a local environmental engineer and project manager who lives in Suffolk and is employed by the Federal government. Attended U of Wisconsin, Madison, in the late 60s on and NROTC scholarship, graduating with a BS in Geology. While at UW, he studied Mid-­‐Atlantic Ridge and Arctic deep ocean cores as a research assistant analyzing temperature and salinity proxy data and magnetic orientation of core samples over tens of thousands of years. Flew over 5,800 flight hours in the Navy but over 1,000 as a pilot and Mission Commander during the late 70s in a squadron sponsored by the Naval Oceanographic Office that deployed with joint Navy & civilian science (Johns Hopkins, Scripps Institute, Woods Hole) crews to conduct worldwide ocean current, magnetic variation, Arctic & Antarctic ice and polar study and hurricane tracking and penetration missions.  Following the Navy, he completed a    Masters (Environmental Engineering, ODU, 1994) and has been employed since as an engineer and project manager performing environmental remediation, ocean, and civil engineering project work in both public sector A-­‐E and Government engineering organizations and for clients that have included DOD, municipalities, EPA, Fish & Wildlife, the National Park Service, NOAA, and NASA.

Upcoming TLP and VBTA event Oct 16

October 13, 2014

RandalO'TooleTownHallChange of location!!   The event will be at the same time, but has been relocated to the Virginia Beach Central Library Auditorium.


We’re Skeptics, not Deniers

April 21, 2014

Note: the following was submitted to the Virginian Pilot as a guest editorial. They chose not to print this one. It only guest editorial I have submitted that they chose not to run. I guess the debate is over at the Pilot.

“It doesn’t matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn’t matter how smart you are. If it doesn’t agree with experiment, it’s wrong.” – Richard Feynman

NASA astronomer James Hansen first used the term ‘Deniers’ to describe those who questioned the orthodox view of global warming in 2006 in a transparent attempt to smear skeptics by associating them with Neo-Nazi Holocaust deniers, going so far as to suggest that scientists and officials who disagreed with the theory of Anthropogenic Global Warming be tried in Nuremberg style trials for crimes against humanity. Such is the civility of the climate debate.

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Battered Tea Party syndrome

March 11, 2014

We are all familiar with the sad tale of battered women who keeping taking their abuser back because they fear they have no place else to go, until eventually, their abuser kills them. It is heartbreaking for Libertarians to watch our friends in the Tea Party and other liberty activist groups in the GOP follow that same dismal path. Read the rest of this entry »

The Attorney General’s Duty

February 2, 2014

The Tidewater Libertarian Party has released the following Statement on Attorney General Mark Herring’s decision to oppose, in Federal Court, the State’s Amendment refusing to recognize same-sex marriage.
The Tidewater Libertarian Party strongly opposed Virginia’s Amendment refusing to recognize same-sex marriage before it was ratified, and continues to advocate its repeal. Until that happens, it is the law in Virginia and an expression of the will of the people of the Commonwealth. If the Amendment were to be struck down as in conflict with the US Constitution, we would celebrate its fall. But until that happens, it remains Virginia’s law.

Mark Herring ran for and narrowly won the office of Attorney General, effectively, Virginia’s lawyer.  It is his duty to represent the will of the people of Virginia, even if he disagrees with their choice. Read the rest of this entry »

Economic Distortions of Medicaid Expansion

December 22, 2013

A Statement by the Tidewater Libertarian Party

The financial risks and costs of Medicaid expansion for Virginia are well documented in other sources, so leaving those aside, we, in the Tidewater Libertarian Party will address the objections to Medicaid expansion based on economic principle.

Currently, through Medicare, Medicaid and current and veteran Military health care programs, government at all levels controls 45% of health care in the United States. Medicaid expansion will further increase the government share of health care control. Read the rest of this entry »


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