The “Save” Brand of Environmentalism: Sunsets, Trees and Unicorn Poop

Environmentalism is a creed of mysticism. While it often tries to display a veneer of science, it in fact rejects reason and science. It regularly makes claims that are divorced from any objective evidence. – In Moral Defense of Forestry, Peter Schwartz. Posted in Ayn Rand Center, January 28, 2000 The Tree Huggers in Baguio and […]

The Rise of Syndicated Environmental Advocacies

Nope, this won’t be another 2,000 word entry just about Saving Manila Bay or Saving Baguio Pine Trees, I think people have had enough of that for now. It’s a Saturday morning in the Philippines.  The sky is bright baby blue, the air is cool, birds are chirping in the yard, one of my house […]

“Hakot” Crowds at the February 12 Manila Bay Synchronized Sunset Viewing

The February 12 Manila Bay synchronized sunset viewing was a success in the sense that hundreds of people turned up to show just how misinformed they were. One picture says it all, really. Simply put, the site of the proposed Manila Solar City development will rise on the CCP side of the bay and at […]

Paulo Alcazaren’s Artistic License Ought to be Revoked

For Driving Counterflow On the Logic Lane I am a fan of Paulo Alcazaren and I love the pictures of Old Manila that he keeps posting as part of a long running quiz he calls “MMM”. There’s a lot one can learn about design when you look at the pictures he posts.  Even if you […]

February 12 Synchronized Sunset Viewing for Dummies

SunCalc Disproves Manila Bay Sunset Will Be Blocked By Manila Solar City Thanks to FB Friend Atanacio Salvador, outrage faddists will be outed again for a fair bit of deception. Atanacio sent me an infograph and a link to a site which scientifically disproves the claims of a supposed altruistic movement that the majestic view […]

Doubt Those Who Cast Fear, It’s Damaso’s Ghost Speaking

Fourth In A Series on Manila Bay Reclamation Before we continue with Part Two of JP Fenix’s article on reclamation, I’d like to note a couple of articles that came out in the news today dispelling what it claims to be misinformation being spread on the Manila Bay Reclamation. Manila Bay Reclamation Contractor Answers Critics […]

Filipinos… World Class Everywhere, Except in the Philippines!

Third of a Series on the Manila Bay Reclamation Who knows, maybe it’s an inner “evolutionary drive” more than a “bad, mismanaged economy” that’s driving our fellow Filipinos to work abroad? For instance, if you studied nuclear physics, would you ever find a job here? Perhaps, yes. Then again, perhaps, you might also be underemployed […]

Former Manila Mayor Lito Atienza’s Wobbly Stand Against the Manila Bay Reclamation Project

Second of a Series on Manila Bay When I used to go to work at the Department of Tourism and then at the Philippine Senate from 2003 to 2009, my drive to and from work would always include going through heavy traffic along Roxas Boulevard. Not once did I look forward to driving on this […]