Biden Domestic Energy Policy: A Math Error?!

 

A stunning headline from the Daily Caller: Biden Admin Quietly Admits Math Error Is Causing Massive Oil, Gas Permitting Delays. Apparently, the computer model used by the government to predict environmental impacts is badly flawed so all drilling licenses were erroneously denied. This is like a Dilbert cartoon or Babylon Bee story come to life. We are in the very best of hands and can totally trust government experts across the board. Right?

At least they admitted this one.

The climate models are bogus.  The number of registered voters in Atlanta or Milwaukee is also likely a math error.  The model used by Ms. Yellen and the Fed concerning inflation appears to be wrong.  Every prediction about COVID cases, rates, herd immunity percentages, etc., from Dr. Fauci, et al., has been wrong. The frequency of silly graphs from the NYT, WaPo, and other leading undergraduate publications feels like it is increasing.

I get that math is racist and sexist and a social construct and that ,in the future, all college graduates will not even pretend to know how to use math. But in the meantime, can we get something right?  Anything?

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  1. David Foster Member
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    “Math error” sounds like someone added when they should have subtracted, or something like that….was that what it really was, or was it a simulation model with dozens of parameters and not enough data to set any of them accurately?

    How about they publish the source code and the documentation?

     

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  2. DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf Member
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    Sure, . . . math error . . . and yet:

    Meanwhile, the Department of the Interior (DOI) canceled all remaining offshore lease sales on May 11, including a sale spanning 1.09 million acres in the Cook Inlet in Alaska. The DOI has also dragged its feet on replacing the current offshore leasing plan that expires in late June and suggested in its latest budget proposal that the next offshore sale wouldn’t take place until fall 2023 at the earliest.

    Math error. Sure, we believe you. /sarc

    So why is it going to take 16 more months to “uncancel” these leases?

     

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  3. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    Old Bathos: but in the meantime can we get something right?  Anything?

    Don’t hold your breath.

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  4. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    @SusanQuinn

    Think of all the people who will ultimately be hurt by this stupidity. Aside from Biden’s foolish energy policies, there will be unbelievable delays (no matter the demands of Ted Cruz and the promises of the administration) to get wells operating. People won’t be able to afford gas; days of work will be missed due to fuel shortages and waiting in long lines. Energy prices will continue to go up, as people try to cool their homes this summer or heat them this coming winter. It’s all on you, Joe. You should be ashamed.

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  5. Old Bathos Moderator
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    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic … (View Comment):

    Sure, . . . math error . . . and yet:

    Meanwhile, the Department of the Interior (DOI) canceled all remaining offshore lease sales on May 11, including a sale spanning 1.09 million acres in the Cook Inlet in Alaska. The DOI has also dragged its feet on replacing the current offshore leasing plan that expires in late June and suggested in its latest budget proposal that the next offshore sale wouldn’t take place until fall 2023 at the earliest.

    Math error. Sure, we believe you. /sarc

    So why is it going to take 16 more months to “uncancel” these leases?

     

    I believe a team of GS -1 staffers has to manually count to 1.09 million.  Those results then have to be scanned then printed and the printed docs photocopied for review.  A series of meetings will be required to establish that that project was entirely pointless and irrelevant.  If a new department budget has not been finalized by then, formal processes will be initiated to invent a reason not to move forward.

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  6. Full Size Tabby Member
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    I optimistically hope that after the Covid modeling fiascos more people realize that “computer models” are often complete fabrications that do not deserve the slightest attention. 

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  7. kedavis Member
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    All those schools may want to hold onto that unspent “covid relief” money to pay upcoming energy bills.

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  8. DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf Member
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    All those schools may want to hold onto that unspent “covid relief” money to pay upcoming energy bills.

    Nah, they’ll just increase taxes on the middle class again. Like they always do.

     

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  9. kedavis Member
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    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic … (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    All those schools may want to hold onto that unspent “covid relief” money to pay upcoming energy bills.

    Nah, they’ll just increase taxes on the middle class again. Like they always do.

    Those same people who will also be paying much higher fuel/energy bills?  I expect a lot of schools are going to find their new budget requests voted down.  In many cases, for the first time ever.

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  10. DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf Member
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic … (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    All those schools may want to hold onto that unspent “covid relief” money to pay upcoming energy bills.

    Nah, they’ll just increase taxes on the middle class again. Like they always do.

    Those same people who will also be paying much higher fuel/energy bills? I expect a lot of schools are going to find their new budget requests voted down. In many cases, for the first time ever.

    I don’t think so. They turn on the waterworks and people keep passing those huge budgets “for the children.”

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  11. kedavis Member
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    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic … (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic … (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    All those schools may want to hold onto that unspent “covid relief” money to pay upcoming energy bills.

    Nah, they’ll just increase taxes on the middle class again. Like they always do.

    Those same people who will also be paying much higher fuel/energy bills? I expect a lot of schools are going to find their new budget requests voted down. In many cases, for the first time ever.

    I don’t think so. They turn on the waterworks and people keep passing those huge budgets “for the children.”

    Not always.  They’ve been known to fail in the past, and a lot more may be voted down in the future.

    Maybe not in truly crazy places like Seattle, but there are a lot of places more marginal than that.

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  12. David Foster Member
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    Full Size Tabby (View Comment):

    I optimistically hope that after the Covid modeling fiascos more people realize that “computer models” are often complete fabrications that do not deserve the slightest attention. 

    There were also models that demonstrated that the collateralized mortgage securities, of 2007/2008 fame and infamy, were very safe.

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  13. RufusRJones Member
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    This is why we need as much as oil as possible. 

    Inflationism is collective stupidity and the whole planet does it. They stuff the economy of the whole planet with debt by constantly producing CPI and asset inflation to debase the debt. This makes debt very popular.

    Then you get a chart like this.

    This is what global suicide looks like. 

     

     

     

    All of this should have gone in the reverse direction, the second the Soviet Union fell.

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  14. kedavis Member
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    RufusRJones (View Comment):

    This is why we need as much as oil as possible.

    Inflationism is collective stupidity and the whole planet does it. They stuff the economy of the whole planet with debt by constantly producing CPI and asset inflation to debase the debt. This makes debt very popular.

    Then you get a chart like this.

    This is what global suicide looks like.

     

     

     

    All of this should have gone in the reverse direction, the second the Soviet Union fell.

    Also made into images for easier distribution:

     

     

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  15. BDB Coolidge
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    There’s a buried win in here — not that it will help, because we would need a GOP which actually gives a damn and knows how to exploit the result of a a battle to help win the war — but:

    They just admitted it’s not Ukraine, it’s not transitory inflation, it’s not COVID, it’s not tectonic drift (or whatever) — it’s them.  And they had nothing left except competence and fidelity.  They let competence go.  This is the last step before having to confess that they are not in fidelity to their stated goals. 

    Soon (years) it will come.  They will have nowhere to go but to double down on what Obama let out of the bag — “under my plan, energy prices would necessarily skyrocket”.  

    If OBiden runs again, he’ll angrily remind us that YES there was an ERROR in the MATHEMAFORMaloprabobin, and there will be no questions about any layer of that lie.  So it is a limited, isolated victory to hear them say it.  The real headline here is Biden administration admits gas prices are their fault.  So much for Obama’s missing magic wand.

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