Environment

Guest editorial: Martha Boneta sues PEC over fraudulent claim

| June 20, 2016 | 3 Comments
Guest editorial: Martha Boneta sues PEC over fraudulent claim

by Kevin Mooney No historical evidence locates Confederate Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson on what is now Liberty Farm in Fauquier County, Virginia, on the evening of July 18, 1861, three days before the First Battle of Bull Run. So why would a prestigious state preservation group represent that as a fact? The current owner of […]

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Driving policies through fraud and fear-mongering

| July 14, 2015 | 0 Comments
Driving policies through fraud and fear-mongering

A physician offers sanity-based perspectives on EPA’s “Data Derangement Syndrome” by Charles G. Battig, MD Propaganda tactics employed by the Environmental Protection and its activist allies increasingly employ emotion as a primary media tool. Mothers and children pose on the US Capitol steps, waving signs that claim they are fighting for clean air and their […]

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Beware of false prophets

| June 11, 2014 | 2 Comments
Beware of false prophets

by Dr. Charles Battig Positive public perception of the scientist has long been powerful.  The public has the tendency to defer to scientists, as it does to authority in general.  It is part of the educational and socialization process inherent in societies.  Scientists are in a special category in the public’s mind, since they are […]

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Guest editorial: Hunger games and climate games

| January 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
Guest editorial: Hunger games and climate games

by Charles Battig, MD The school lunch program is a resounding success here in Albemarle County, Virginia.  School kids are awash in food; no child is left behind in the new standards-of-lunch excesses. As reported in Charlottesville-Tomorrow, December 5, 2013: “Albemarle County Public Schools is conserving energy and teaching students green lessons while doing so. At its annual conference […]

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2013 Albemarle Comp Plan: Marxian social justice on parade

| August 5, 2013 | 6 Comments
2013 Albemarle Comp Plan: Marxian social justice on parade

In an open letter to the Albemarle County Planning Commission (PC), delivered on July 30, Dr. Charles Battig excoriates the commission for institutionalizing Marxist-inspired American Planning Association guidelines through their approval of the local Comprehensive Plan draft revision. Following his letter is Dr. Battig’s point-by-point analysis of the July 2013, PC-approved draft Comp Plan: Presentation Albemarle County […]

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The Blue Spade Sings: A City That’s Green

| May 15, 2013 | 0 Comments
The Blue Spade Sings: A City That’s Green

Sharing his take on Little Shop of Horrors’ Somewhere That’s Green, the Blue Spade (aka Scott Bandy) strikes again! This clever lampoon of Charlottesville’s ubiquitous quest for environmental purity originally was performed April 22, 2013 on WINA’s The Schilling Show. Click below to listen: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] A City That’s Green […]

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Dr. Charles Battig given Schilling Show Citizen Patriot Award

| January 22, 2013 | 4 Comments
Dr. Charles Battig given Schilling Show Citizen Patriot Award

Dr. Charles Battig is the first awardee of The Schilling Show Citizen Patriot Award, presented for exemplary service to the cause of liberty. Dr. Battig, president of the Piedmont Chapter, Virginia Scientists and Engineers for Energy and Environment, and a local Tea Party activist, was instrumental in the disentanglement of ICLEI from Albemarle County government, […]

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Guest editorial: An open letter to Albemarle County and Charlottesville City Planning Commissions

| April 24, 2012 | 2 Comments
Guest editorial: An open letter to Albemarle County and Charlottesville City Planning Commissions

Guest editorial: An open letter to Albemarle County and Charlottesville City Planning Commissions By Charles Battig, MD With both an engineering and medical background, my views are science and validated-results based.  They are more oriented with F. A. Hayek and “The Fatal Conceit,” than with American Planning Association dogma. None of my comments are intended […]

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Cats and the cradle: Norris pleads relief for sore felines, ignores barbaric institutional infanticide

| April 13, 2012 | 8 Comments
Cats and the cradle: Norris pleads relief for sore felines, ignores barbaric institutional infanticide

Charlottesville City Councilor Dave Norris boldly has raised his voice in opposition to procedural testing on cats being conducted at the University of Virginia. Norris, a pro-abortion Democrat, joined about 25 protesters at an April 12 rally on University Grounds to call for an end to feline intubation. This procedure allows medical residents to practice […]

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Clubbed: The tyrannical, botanical, Democrat politics of McIntire Park

| March 12, 2012 | 16 Comments
Clubbed: The tyrannical, botanical, Democrat politics of McIntire Park

While the press for a botanical takeover of McIntire Park has gone full court, an important underlying component of the process has gone unreported in Charlottesville’s mainstream media: coercive Democrat politics. Charlottesville Democrats in 2004 attempted to oust golf from the park through a series of meetings, plans, and maneuverings led by then-mayor Maurice Cox, […]

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