BLM’s Incredible Funding

The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement and related causes received an astonishing $82.9 billion from corporations.

“As a point of reference, $82.9 billion is more than the GDP of 46 African countries. In 2022, the Ford Motor Company’s profits were $23 billion.”

The list reveals that several popular corporations from a wide range of different industries supplied the movement with large sums of cash. Walmart, for example, which is based in Arkansas, gave a whopping $100 million in support of BLM and related causes focusing on “racial equity.” Amazon gave even more, supplying the movement with an astonishing $169.5 million. Silicon Valley Bank gave the movement $73.45 million.

If you want to read the whole article.

Afro-American Studies

“Professor Leonard Jeffries, head of the Afro-American Studies Department at City College, New York, taught that whites were biologically inferior to blacks, that Jews financed the slave trade, and that the ‘ultimate culmination’ of the ‘white value system’ was Nazi Germany.

Jeffries’ students were informed that white genes were deformed in the Ice Age, producing an inadequate supply of melanin, which in turn made whites capable of appalling crimes, while black genes were enhanced by ‘the value system of the sun.’

Other self-evident truths were unveiled by Professor Becky Thompson, head of the Women’s Studies Department at Brandeis University—the college named after the first Jew to attain the Supreme Court—who described to a meeting of the American Sociological Association her teaching methodology: ‘I begin the course with the basic feminist principle that in a racist, classist and sexist society we have all swallowed oppressive ways of being, whether intentionally or not. Specifically, this means that it is not open to debate whether a white student is racist or a male student is sexist. He/ she simply is. Rather, the focus is on the social forces that keep these distortions in place.”

— A History of the American People by Paul Johnson

The link will take you his book.

Lighter Stuff

“In the 1920s, Dorothy Parker (1893–1967) had created for herself a special upper-class accent of her own—a special little drawl that was very attractive’—and used it to become the first American woman who could swear with impunity and make sexual wisecracks:
‘She hurt her leg sliding down a barrister;’
‘She wouldn’t hurt a fly—Not if it was buttoned up;’
‘We were playing ducking for apples—There, but for a typographic error, is the story of my life;’
‘If all the girls at a Yale prom were laid end-to-end, I wouldn’t be at all surprised;’
‘She speaks eighteen languages and can’t say no in any of them’—and so forth.”

— A History of the American People by Paul Johnson

Going Green – Lithium Batteries

E-bike lithium-ion batteries have already ignited 25 fires within New York City limits this year, killing at least two and injuring 36.

Doctor, My Ass

The only people that rate being referred to as doctor have an MD. Lawyers have a doctorate, but no one calls them doctor. Countless people have a doctorate in many disciplines. Seems those who have a doctorate in education are the only ones that refer to themselves with the honorific. I guess they need the boost as they know their phony-baloney paper is worthless.

Dr Jill

I am more than just a white racist

Students at Auburn University (just down the road from us) came up with seven pages of names for honkies.

They call them Creaker names. I had to look that up.  Creaker is slang for an old white man.

Women are not left out – they might be called Klux Klux Karen.

Pick your creaker name.

Auburn is a different place now.

You Still Here?

I wrote this in 2009. It still rings true.

Liberalism has become a philosophy of Western suicide

The Left Hates the Berbs

Nothing makes the left angrier than happy, contented people they cannot control.

The Biden administration and Democrats in New York, Connecticut and other states are fighting local zoning laws in order to build high-rise apartment buildings with “affordable” units in tree-lined, single-family neighborhoods. All in the name of equity, meaning everyone can live in a tranquil suburb, whether they’ve earned the money to pay for it or not.

The Biden administration announced Jan. 19 that it will require all towns across the U.S. to submit “Equity Plans” showing how they will make it possible for low-income people to live there by providing affordable housing, transportation and other resources.

Towns that don’t meet the cookie-cutter requirement for economic diversity will lose federal funding.

Why does the left hate the suburbs? For starters, we tend to vote Republican. Worse still, we’re truly happy out here. The suburban way of life proves people live fuller lives if they are unbothered by central authority and control. We prove government causes way more problems than it solves, and nothing makes the left angrier than happy, contented people they cannot control.

Click to hear the Senator Kennedys words.

SEN KENNEDY: “The Biden administration SUCKS. You measure it any way you want!”



A year of war in Ukraine hasn’t changed Putin and we hope Western politicians preaching “peace” were listening to his speech on Tuesday. The Russian promised nothing but more war and blamed the West for it. His choice in turn means there is only a binary choice for the West: Give Ukraine the weapons to win, or abandon Ukraine and live with the fallout for decades.

If you care to read the whole article.

Why I’m Running for President

Vivek Ramaswamy is running for President. He has a chance to make a contribution to the race even if he is a long shot. I like what he says.

We must revive merit in who gets to govern in America. Democracy depends on a simple principle: The people we elect to run the government must be the people who actually run the government. The next time unelected bureaucrats like Anthony Fauci or Merrick Garland reach beyond their legal scope, I commit to doing what the president is constitutionally empowered to do: fire them. I will repeal civil-service protections for federal employees, by executive order if necessary, and replace these managerial protections with sunset clauses. If the president can’t hold his position for more than eight years, neither should most bureaucrats. I will stop funding agencies that waste money or have outlived their purpose. I will shut down agencies that can’t be reformed and create new ones built from scratch to replace them.

The whole article.

The Left and Ukraine

Fools and fanatics are always so sure of themselves. And wise people are so full of doubts. Bertrand Russell

The Left learns nothing from holding questionable and vastly unpopular opinions. As they have repeatedly exhibited, they seek to fundamentally remake America, alter our language, rewrite history, pack the Supreme Court, abolish the Electoral College, criminalize parents, sexualize children, print money like there is no tomorrow, defund police departments, let criminals wreak havoc, and diminish the military.

It’s Democratic the party that represents grooming children and sexualizing them in school. Teaching anti-white racism in the terms of CRT education. And genital mutilation of kids, kids that can’t get a driver’s license, can’t get a tattoo and can’t vote.

Recently, the American Medical Association sent a letter to the U.S. Attorney General. Their letter demanded that anyone, including journalists, who speak out against child gender modification, mutilation, surgeries, puberty blockers, and hormonal therapies be investigated. So, in other words, a medical association, which we all know is quite leftist, does not want any speech against surgically mutilating young children.


Tom Cotton expresses my views on what the US MUST do to avoid widening the war. In a nut, show weakness and you will get your ass kicked.

Give him a read.



Mike Pompano

JOHN STOSSEL: Americans Should Keep A Close Eye On This Potential Challenger To Trump

DeSantis would be fine with and he has the most momentum at this time. I think Mike Pompano would be a good leader.

The Interview

The next presidential race is on.

One probable candidate is former CIA Director and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

He just released a new book: “Never Give an Inch: Fighting for the America I Love.”

Pompeo must be a smart guy. He graduated first in his class at West Point. Then he went to Harvard Law School.

Interviewing him makes it clear that he is smarter and more thoughtful than most politicians. We talked for an hour about immigration, defense, education, tariffs, entitlement reform, pandemics and more.

We disagree about a lot.

Pompeo knows I’m a libertarian and would disagree with him about a lot. But he agreed to talk about … anything.

Then he repeatedly said things that surprised me.

Pompeo calls himself a “deficit hawk.” I give him a hard time about Republican hypocrisy, pointing out that under Trump, Republicans increased the deficit.

“Guilty as charged,” Pompeo replies. “My party has been no more serious about actually delivering solutions to this problem than the Democrat Party.”

That’s surprisingly honest.

He also doesn’t dodge the fact that Social Security and Medicare are going broke.

“The math suggests that somehow these trust funds run out about the time my son Nick will turn to Social Security.”

“What do you do?” I ask. “Raise retirement ages?”

“There’s nothing that should be off the table,” he answers.

That’s brave. Voters vilify politicians who admit that Medicare and Social Security are unsustainable and must be changed if they are to survive.

When Social Security began, most Americans didn’t even live to age 65. “Entitlements” were meant to protect the minority who lived long enough to exhaust their savings. But now we live an average of 76 years. Most of us will collect significantly more from Social Security and Medicare than we ever put in. That’s unsustainable.

Then he surprised me again.

Since Pompeo is called a “staunch conservative,” I assumed that he would say we should spend more on the military. But he didn’t.

“There’s no need to spend more money than we’re spending today.”

Again, that was refreshing.

America already spends $800 billion, more than the next nine countries combined. Finally, a hawkish Republican not so eager to pander to the military establishment.

As secretary of state, Pompeo met with Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping and Kim Jong-un. He calls Putin a “thug.” He criticized China so much that Trump told him, “Shut the hell up about China!” He calls Kim Jong-un an “evil mass murderer.”

So who is the most dangerous person in the world?

“Randi Weingarten,” says Pompeo.

That was another surprise. Teachers union boss Randi Weingarten is more dangerous than dictators?

“We’ll figure out Putin. We’ll figure out Xi Jinping,” Pompeo replies. “But you teach kids that America is a racist nation? … that groups matter more than individuals? … that there’s an oppressor class and somehow America is the most indecent nation in the history of the world? You’re done.”

What would he do about education if he were president?

It’s my trick question. I long for a politician who will answer questions like that by saying, “Nothing! It’s not a president’s job.”

Education is a job for local governments. The Feds have no business trying to micromanage schools, although that didn’t stop George W. Bush and Barack Obama from pushing No Child Left Behind and Common Core.

Unlike most politicians with presidential ambition, Pompeo acknowledges that the Constitution puts limits on federal power.

Regarding education, he says, “Get the federal government out of that. … Let school boards, school superintendents, teachers and governors control decisions for their own students, instead of some knucklehead bureaucrat at the U.S. Department of Education.”

Then he added, “get rid of” the Department of Education.

Finally! A politician actually open to shrinking federal power.

Pompeo said (in my opinion) bad things, too. I’ll cover that next week.

Ni Hao

Ni Hao, Hola, Aloha, Shalom

USA Today cautions  such words are “culturally sensitive” and their use could “come off as mockery.”

When will this nonsense stop?

10 Things That Interest or Revolt me


I could bash Biden, but what good would it do? He is a dim bulb, incompetent and corrupt. Biden has a life-long problem with lying. And that is exactly what Delaware voters wanted for 30 years. Now a majority of voters support him. Who are the real dim bulbs?

He ordered a bacon cheeseburger from a local restaurant this week to celebrate over 10 million new small business applications during him presidency. Yeah, Right.

I thought Obama was bad, we went downhill from him to Trump. And now we have a doddering old fool. Are we in the basement yet?

One the locations classified docs were found is being called his Think Tank. Get it?

2024 Already

“DeSantis currently matches or beats Trump head to head in many national polls, Trumpworld predicts the Florida governor will fizzle as former Vice President Mike Pence, Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Tim Scott (R-SC), former CIA Director and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, former U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley, and others jump into the race.”

“The die-hard MAGA supporters won’t vote for anyone but Trump. Everyone else who gets in dilutes support for DeSantis”.

Same thing that happened in 2016. Trump rolled over all competition.

While my number one choice remains to draft Mike Rowe so we can have Opera and Barbershop in the WH, DeSantis seems a decent choice. If not him, then Pompeo, a man most have never heard. Or better Tom Cotton.


Some pin stripes at State have advanced the argument that the prospect of Ukraine joining NATO was  justification for Putin to invade Ukraine. I reject that argument. I am not aware of any NATO member being a threat to Russia.

MOSCOW (Reuters) -An ally of President Vladimir Putin warned NATO on Thursday that a defeat of Russia in Ukraine could trigger a nuclear war, while the head of the Russian Orthodox Church said the world would end if the West tried to destroy Russia.

Reverse Aging

To test the theory in mammals, the team genetically engineered a mouse strain that, when given a particular drug, makes an enzyme that cuts their DNA at 20 sites in the genome, which are then faithfully repaired. The mice ended up with an epigenetic signature more like that of older animals, and their health deteriorated. Within weeks, they lost hair and pigment; within months, they showed multiple signs of frailty and tissue aging.

To see whether the epigenetic degradation was reversible, the researchers injected some of these elderly seeming mice with AAVs carrying OSK genes, which Sinclair’s group recently reported could reverse loss of vision in aging rodents. Analyses of the mice’s muscles, kidneys, and retinas suggest the cocktail reversed some of the epigenetic changes induced by the DNA breaks. The findings point to a way to drive an animal’s age “forwards and backwards at will,” Sinclair says, and support the idea of epigenome-targeting treatments for aging in humans.

I Have Chemo Brain

I have been taking a drug [It’s labeled toxic in red letters] for Leukemia for four months. I have noticed my memory is fading faster than usual. Bacall diagnosed me this week. I told someone a humorous story about a friend from our distant past last week. This week Bacall mentioned his name and I drew a blank. I asked her several questions before I was able to know who the person was. Chemo brain.

Our Age of Absurdity – Are You Tired of the Daily Yammer from Queers?

A Trans Lutheran Pastor Says Trans People Are Divine and Transphobia Is A Sin. I say they are delusional. Imaging you are the opposite sex is fine with me, but shut the fuck up about it.

There are trans dudes who are freezing tomato juice to help them mimic period symptoms. Jeffrey Marsh has become the latest man to reveal he has been paid to advertise tampons (believed to be Tampax).

This ridiculous charade is alike that there’s no gambling at Rick’s.

It’s Not Even Mardi Gras

A Minnesota state House member who is in her 2nd term is claiming that “not all students who menstruate are female”.


Look how the blue lines at the right of the graph are twice as long s prior years. If you increase spending at this rate, you create excess demand and you get inflation. When you put on the brakes by increasing the interest rate you get a recession. Hold tight.

What to do? You might want to cut spending to minimize inflation. You look at the budget and see that 70% of it is mandatory. Only 30% is discretionary and 14% of that is military which is underfunded due to wearing out hardware in 20 years of war, abandoning equipment in Afghanistan (estimated at 85 billion) , and supplying arms to Ukraine.

Whatta you gonna do?

Extinct animals could be brought back from the dead

Scientists are getting ever closer to being able to bring long-lost species back from the dead. Turns out they have several well preserved Tasmanian Devils to extract DNA.  And the habit they lived in remains the same. If a breeding program proves successful, perhaps we could get a few to release in Dem cities?


Victorian Times

Victorian Governesses were notorious for their sadistic creativity in corrections. Spanking, slippering, canes, birches, tawses were applied liberally, while the use of other types of domestic punishments like figging, enemas, chastity, dunce caps, and line writing, corner time, time outs were popular too.

Who blew up Nord Stream 2?

Pres. Biden: “If Russia invades…then there will be no longer a Nord Stream 2. We will bring an end to it.”
Reporter: “But how will you do that, exactly, since…the project is in Germany’s control?”
Biden: “I promise you, we will be able to do that.”

Al Gore is doing quite well

Warning the world that it is on the brink of disaster has been lucrative for Al Gore.

His wild prediction at Davos that Earth faces ‘rain bombs’ and ‘boiling oceans’ is just his latest in decades of climate alarmism.

At the same time, the former VP has been at the forefront of green technology investment that has seen his wealth balloon to an estimated $330 million.

The mission statement of the investment firm, where Gore collects $2 million in a monthly salary, is to back companies that are making strides towards going green. The firm is worth around $36 billion.

More Charts

51% overall agree – 68% of Republicans agree

35% Overall agree – 16% of Republicans agree
39% Overall agree – 26% of Republicans agree
The definition of fascism is state control of privately owned concerns.  The definition of socialism is state owned. 55% of Democrats want socialism. And half of those surveyed think we are on the road to socialism.

Don’t Tread On Me

The Voting Bloc Against Bossiness

The Dontells don’t want to be told what to think, what to say, or what to do.

Meet the Dontells, sure to be a political force in the next few elections. Their mantra is simple: Don’t tell me what to do, hence the name. Their telltale sign is an obvious case of ODD. What’s that? Oppositional defiant disorder, which, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine, is a behavior disorder, often in children who “are uncooperative, defiant, and hostile toward peers, parents, teachers, and other authority figures.”

[Yeah, I’ve got that]

Also add: Don’t tell me what to say, to think, to pay. Backlash was inevitable against the metastatic absurdity. Use only paper straws. Don’t tell me what to do. You can’t say “master bedroom” anymore. Oh yes I can. That 6-foot-tall dude winning all the NCAA women’s swimming meets is really a woman. I don’t think so. Every threat is existential. Maybe to you. No abortions ever. What? Your taxes pay people not to work. Make it stop!

Tea partiers and red-hatted MAGA supporters pushed back against Obama-era bossiness. They didn’t want high taxes to pay for open-border welfare, gun confiscation or being woke poked. Heck, they even supported a blundering bloviator for president. That’s how desperate their Dontell dedication was. Note, there is a fine distinction between the Doncares (I don’t care), the Leavmis (leave me alone), and the Dontells. The first two groups rarely vote. But Dontells vote in droves, on both sides of the aisle.

Amazingly, the whole Dontell thing still comes as a huge surprise to self-important city dwellers on both coasts. Yes, most big-city progressives like to be dominated and enjoy being told what to do. Walk/Don’t Walk. Mind the gap. Wait in long lines. Alternate-side-of-the-street parking regulations. Calorie counts in doughnut shops. Confiscatory taxes. New York’s (unconstitutional) ban on large sodas. San Francisco’s ban on Happy Meals. The seemingly mandatory use of words such as “positionality” and “performative” in conversation.

Liberals, implied in the name, say they are for freedom, but are they? The progressive wing is full of authoritarians telling others what to do or how to think: America is a racist country. Wear a mask. Limit charter schools. Bees are fish (in California). “A drag queen for every school” (Michigan’s attorney general promises). ESG. CRT. DEI. I could go on. Meanwhile, Dontells are fed up with submission.

Elon Musk, who tweets about a “woke mind virus,” became a card-carrying Dontell in 2020 when California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s lockdowns closed his Tesla factories. He eventually moved Tesla’s headquarters to Texas. Last year 340,000 others left California. I would bet most are Dontells.

So far, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is a Dontell hero—he checks all the boxes. He got rid of lockdowns and mask mandates. He stood up to Disney’s pushback against a law requiring classroom discussions of sex to be age-appropriate. The state still levies no income tax. His appeal, I think, is that he wants voters to make up their own minds about what to say or do.

There is going to be a fight for Dontell swing voters in 2024. In 2021 then-Gov. Doug Ducey said, “Arizona does not allow mask mandates, vaccine mandates, vaccine passports or discrimination in schools based on who is or isn’t vaccinated.” Pity he was term-limited. Dontells piled on to support Glenn Youngkin after his Virginia gubernatorial opponent, Terry McAuliffe, said, “I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach.”

Stanford University provided a list of forbidden words with its Elimination of Harmful Language Initiative. C’mon man. Sorry, I mean: C’mon person. Corporate America also plays along. In 1992 we had Rockette Barbie and U.S. Presidential candidate Barbie. Pretty cool. For 2022, Mattel introduced Chief Sustainability Officer Barbie, part of its “Eco-Leadership Team” line of “certified CarbonNeutral® products.” Don’t tell me what to think!

Many Dontells rally around the yellow Gadsden flag with its coiled rattlesnake and declaration “Don’t Tread on Me.” In 2016 a controversy raged over whether the Gadsden flag was racist. Really? There’s that insulting implicit bias again. Dontells hate the thought police.

It’s about freedom. Are Dontells libertarians? Not necessarily. There is a deeper psychology of freedom that runs through society, way beyond Ayn Rand fanatics or Cato Institute donors or even crypto-crazies. This is especially true in Silicon Valley, even though its residents won’t admit it. Disruption almost by definition is not listening to what others tell you to do.

We no longer live in a nanny state, but a bossy state. You must express the prevailing opinion or face mockery. Do this, don’t do that. Instead, let’s eliminate ODD in our lifetime. The Dontells’ philosophy is simple: How about you live your life, and I’ll live mine. Don’t tell me what to do, say, think or pay. Oh yeah, and don’t tread on me . . . because I vote..

First Saturday

While the Republicans managed to get a small majority in the House, don’t expect any changes of substance. This week they rejected banning earmarks. They also rejected a return to budgeting, after a 20-year hiatus, favoring ceaseless continuing resolutions and blow-it-up omnibus bills. Bastards!
Life in 2022
The Barnum & Bailey of Donald Trump, the Alice in Wonderland of Joe Biden, the doctrinaire be-nice-or-else of the canceling woke, the paramilitary fruitcakes loose in the land, the decadent gender obsessions, the assault rifles, the politics of germs, the recreational looting, the law that turns felons loose, pandemic homelessness, the trillions in debt that means nothing, the wide- open border and the endless sanctimony.

The most dangerous person in the world

“I get asked, ‘Who’s the most dangerous person in the world? Is it Chairman Kim, is it Xi Jinping?” “The most dangerous person in the world is [American Federation of Teachers President] Randi Weingarten.”
“If you ask, ‘Who’s the most likely to take this republic down?’ It would be the teacher’s unions, and the filth that they’re teaching our kids, and the fact that they don’t know math and reading or writing,” he elaborated.
Mike Pompeo

The Inflation Reduction Act Comes for Medicare

For senior Americans, Mr. Biden gives them a choice starting in 2025, drugs or doctors. Higher premiums either way.

Climate ‘Reparations’ Are a New Name for Foreign Aid

The climate lobby is all about the money.


People who imagine an energy transition want to build windmills and solar panels and store all that energy in batteries. But if you do the arithmetic, you find you’d need to build about a hundred trillion dollars’ worth of batteries to store the same amount of energy that Europe has in storage now for this winter. It would take the world’s battery factories 400 years to manufacture that many batteries.”


Yesterday’s post was meant to go up today. I have difficulty with the days of the week so I post this for Saturday.

Why California Has So Many Homeless

James moved to San Francisco because he could get money and food stamps from the city and it paid for him to have entertainment on his cellphone.

“F*****g phone call bro… Two hundred food stamps and $620 cash a month. Forget about it. Why wouldn’t I do it? You know, it’s f*****g free money dude,” he commented. “Why would I want to pay rent? I’m not doing s**t. I’ve got a f*****g cell phone that I have Amazon Prime and Netflix on.”

This will prove that I am a domestic terrorist.

If your home becomes infested with cockroaches you might use chemical means to combat them.

I feel a lot elected officials, from school boards to Presidents are as useful as cockroaches and need eliminating. Additionally, I am not opposed to kicking most of the bureaucrats to the curb.

There is no reasoning with them. Can you imagine trying to dialog with Maxine Waters? It would be like trying to talk cockroaches into leaving your house.

We could dump the lot of them in a large wood chipper. But that would create an environmental mess. Besides, the fools that voted for them would just elect another one.

The first episode of Get Smart showed a way better than a wood chipper. Professor Dante invented the Enthermo. (Get it?) How about a Death Star with an Enthermo that would roam around and incinerate people that don’t think like me.  Too narcissistic? No worse than your ordinary democrat, err communist, who seeks to control the world.


I Got Your Climate Change Right Here

After two decades of back and forth on what man could do about climate change, not one idea offers a scintilla of promise.

The economist that I trust says that even if the US went back to an 1800 economy and spent every dollar it would not reduce the temperature but two-tenths of a degree by 2050.

The fraud will continue as long as it’s possible to transfer money from taxpayers to those engaged in jiggery-pokery.

The Earth will soon be uninhabitable – Really?

In fact, anything getting colder barely gets a look-in these days. Arctic sea ice is making a significant, near silent comeback. Summer ice at the end of September covered 4.92 million square kilometres, which was 1.35 million sq kms higher than the 2012 low. Over on land, the Greenland ice sheet may have increased in size over the last year to August 2022. Meanwhile, the zoologist Dr. Susan Crockford has reported that this is the fifth year out of the last seven that enough sea ice has formed along the west coast of Hudson Bay by mid-November for hunting polar bears to be able to head out to the ice, “just as it did in the 1980s”.

Of course, it has been a very bad year for climate catastrophists all round. Coral is growing on the Great Barrier Reef with a vengeance, just a few years after journalists and their ‘experts’ warned it was likely to disappear. According to the latest satellite data, the global temperature hasn’t moved for over eight years. A little extra carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has led to significant ‘greening’ of the planet, a process that over the last 30 years has undoubtedly reduced world hunger and famine. Sir David Attenborough recently ran a series of six Frozen Planet II green propaganda films featuring a variety of ‘modelled’ climate catastrophes. Notable was the claim that all the Arctic summer sea ice could be gone by 2035. In addition, he highlighted a colony of Adelie penguins in western Antarctica, whose numbers were said to have fallen over 40 years from 20,000 to just 400 breeding pairs, apparently due to climate change. Missing from the narrative was the more cheerful news that a colony of 1.5 million Adelies had recently been discovered on the eastern side of the continent.