Friday, September 7, 2007

Special Report - Global Warming Kills!

I was listening to WBBM on the way to work this morning. They had a special report about heat-related deaths and global warming. Some professors have crunched the numbers and determined that higher temps will cause an increase in heat related deaths

Mary Frances Bragiel ended the report with the statement, “More than 23,000 people could die from heat-related death unless something is done about the problem.”

Was that 23,000 a year? Was that in Chicago? Don’t know. She didn’t make that clear. So I looked it up. Some professors from Florida and Oklahoma spruced up a 1997 study and released it again this year. It’s hitting the news now because some Chicago environmental group issued a press release this week as though the report was fresh research. It turns out that a Google will reveal that all sorts of media outlets took the bait this week. The 23,000 additional deaths are in the 21 largest US cities combined over a 50 year period. But a big number does make you listen up, especially when the reporter leaves out the details.

Last year a U S Congressman from Iowa, Steve King, wrote a rebuttal to the “A day without immigrants” protests. He said it should be called “A Day Without ILLEGAL Immigration.” I quote from a portion of his letter: “The lives of 12 U.S. citizens would be saved who otherwise die a violent death at the hands of murderous illegal aliens each day. Another 13 Americans would survive who are otherwise killed each day by uninsured drunk driving illegals.”

So illegals are killing 25 citizens a day (that’s 9,125 a year) and no one is doing special reports on the radio about the problem. And those aren’t “scientific” theories; those are death certificates folks!

Instead, the media continues merrily along its way with the party line that illegals are decent, hard working people of faith, who have just come here for a better life, and are doing the dirty jobs we won’t do anyway…blah, blah, blah…

They seem to want to report the daily death toll of American soldiers and Iraqi citizens. (Detour: Someone on the radio last night said: "America is not at war. The Marines are at war. America is at the mall.” Now, back to my rant.) I wonder what would happen if they reported on those 25 people killed each day at the hands of illegals. But that is mean-spirited and it attacks a non-white group from another culture. The media is after white men and large institutions. What tripe.

I dream of the day when our society can speak the truth and address the real problems.

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