May 31, 2011

Newsweek ??science?? Editor??

Wow, talk about misinformed...

The tornadoes = global warming argument reminds me of something we read over and over during the past several winters of severe cold and snow: "Weather is not climate."

 The zealot AGW cult chanted this phrase as if it were The Mantra Against Facts, every time someone pointed out that climatologist's models did not predict the cold weather we've been getting (until AFTER we started getting it).

As soon as a weather related tragedy strikes they hypocritically ignore what they said and started bleating, "IT'S CLIMATE CHANGE!! IT'S CLIMATE CHANGE!!"


Even those who deny the existence of global climate change are having trouble dismissing the evidence of the last year. In the U.S. alone, nearly 1,000 tornadoes have ripped across the heartland, killing more than 500 people and inflicting $9 billion in damage. The Midwest suffered the wettest April in 116 years, forcing the Mississippi to flood thousands of square miles, even as drought-plagued Texas suffered the driest month in a century. Worldwide, the litany of weather’s extremes has reached biblical proportions. The 2010 heat wave in Russia killed an estimated 15,000 people. Floods in Australia and Pakistan killed 2,000 and left large swaths of each country under water. A months-long drought in China has devastated millions of acres of farmland. And the temperature keeps rising: 2010 was the hottest year on earth since weather records began.

From these and other extreme-weather events, one lesson is sinking in with terrifying certainty. The stable climate of the last 12,000 years is gone.

The climate has been stable for the last 12,000 years? Yeah, that Little Ice Age between the 16th and 19th centuries was the picture of stability.

And though this has been a very active tornado season, it's hardly biblical as well as likely caused by this year's La NiƱa according to a majority of meteorologists on both sides of the global warming debate.

Alas, science really isn't important to this "science editor" who also seemed to miss an obvious point with her hyperventilation "The Midwest suffered the wettest April in 116 years." That means 116 years ago, when there was far less carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and the planet was a bit cooler, the Midwest suffered a wetter April.

Picture California a few decades from now, a place so hot and arid the state's trademark orange and lemon trees have been replaced with olive trees that can handle the new climate. Alternating floods and droughts have made it impossible for the reservoirs to capture enough drinking water. The picturesque Highway 1, sections of which are already periodically being washed out by storm surges and mudslides, will have to be rerouted inland, possibly through a mountain.

So in just a few decades, all the orange and lemon trees in my state will be gone, there won't be enough drinking water, and much of the gorgeous Pacific Coast Highway will be kaput.

That's going to wreak havoc with property values.

Because of the CO2 that has already been emitted, we're on track for an additional 5 degrees of warming...New York, which is looking at an average temperature increase of up to 3 degrees Fahrenheit by 2020, is planning to paint 3 million square feet of roofs white, to reflect sunlight and thus reduce urban heat-island effects.
So, it took 155 years for temperatures to rise 1.37 degrees Fahrenheit. If we continued at this pace it would take 565 years for us to rise another five degrees.

Yet this so-called "science editor" claimed New York could see its temperatures increase by as much as three degrees in only nineteen years.

Which is why Newsweek should be ashamed of itself for allowing such nonsense to be published.
If only the folks associated with this publication possessed such a thing called shame.

May 28, 2011

Liberals no longer disdain the patriot act?

Long read but makes the point

The patriot act was renewed with only the smallest of whimper, from the same media that sited Bush as the incarnation of  Mao Zadung.

One can only conclude that it was the color of George Bushes skin!  Damn Racist media!

May 18, 2011

Tax Idea...

Here is a thought the more you pay in taxes the more your vote counts. This way those who vote to increase the size of government but contribute little to keeping that government afloat can sit on the sidelines?

President 2012

The only thing that could stop the GOP from getting the White-house, is another McCain like selection.

Personally, I would love to see Paul Ryan get the nod. He would have to run though.

May 17, 2011

Another fallen believer in Global Warming.

This may be crazy!

I am going to state categorically that the world will not come to an end this month.  Despite this going against the Jedi beliefs, there it is... an absolute...

Good thing I have some noteworthy peers.  Read On

hat's great, it starts with an earthquake, birds and snakes, an aeroplane -
Lenny Bruce is not afraid. Eye of a hurricane, listen to yourself churn -
world serves its own needs, regardless of your own needs. Feed it up a knock,
speed, grunt no, strength no. Ladder structure clatter with fear of height,
down height. Wire in a fire, represent the seven games in a government for
hire and a combat site. Left her, wasn't coming in a hurry with the furies
breathing down your neck. Team by team reporters baffled, trump, tethered
crop. Look at that low plane! Fine then. Uh oh, overflow, population,
common group, but it'll do. Save yourself, serve yourself. World serves its
own needs, listen to your heart bleed. Tell me with the rapture and the
reverent in the right - right. You vitriolic, patriotic, slam, fight, bright
light, feeling pretty psyched.
It's the end of the world as we know it.
It's the end of the world as we know it.
It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine.
Six o'clock - TV hour. Don't get caught in foreign tower. Slash and burn,
return, listen to yourself churn. Lock him in uniform and book burning,
blood letting. Every motive escalate. Automotive incinerate. Light a candle,
light a motive. Step down, step down. Watch a heel crush, crush. Uh oh,
this means no fear - cavalier. Renegade and steer clear! A tournament,
a tournament, a tournament of lies. Offer me solutions, offer me alternatives
and I decline.
It's the end of the world as we know it.
It's the end of the world as we know it.
It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine.
The other night I tripped a nice continental drift divide. Mount St. Edelite.
Leonard Bernstein. Leonid Breshnev, Lenny Bruce and Lester Bangs.
Birthday party, cheesecake, jelly bean, boom! You symbiotic, patriotic,
slam, but neck, right? Right.
It's the end of the world as we know it.
It's the end of the world as we know it.
It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine...fine...
(It's time I had some time alone)

May 16, 2011

Be Productive

The other day, a co-worker brought up that the phrase, "Be Productive" had become a buzz word. One that is tossed about by management with no definition.

That, in turn, reminded me of a co-worker from years past who's attitude was, "If they want me to show initiative they have to pay me more".  This really is a head scratcher, "We are not going to be of greater value, unless you pay us that value first".  When you consider that there is a job to be done and managers want the job done well and efficiently.  They should be rewarding those who are meet expectation and promoting those who exceed expectation.

Someone who is productive will be given a task, they will look for ways to do the task better, quicker, smarter.  The task will be finished and they will be ready for the next task given.  They will also be proactive when they spot a task that needs doing.

Employers are taking a chance on any given worker. The resume, application, interview process is a way to minimize risk.  Most people are not happy when they spend too much on something or when something of value is lost, stolen or destroyed.  You can see why a manager will be relieved when they hire someone who is productive.

On the other hand, if you have an employee who has shown to be productive, there could be a tendency to leave them in that job.  The worker is attempting to show greater value and in turn wants the opportunity to receive greater value.

May 14, 2011

The extra 0.3 millimeters of fictitious sea level rise will add up to 1.2


Catastrophic sea level rise is one of the most valued hole cards played by alarmists in the global warming debate. In An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore showed computer generated images of what Manhattan would look like if sea level rose 20 feet. Building on this theme, elevation charts of coastal cities have become a staple in global warming presentations by Al Gore wannabes. But what happens when sea level in the real world does not rise nearly as much as alarmists predict? If you are a NASA-funded gatekeeper of sea level data, you merely doctor the data.

Faced with the embarrassing fact that sea level is not rising nearly as much as has been predicted, the University of Colorado’s NASA-funded Sea Level Research Group has announced it will begin adding a nonexistent 0.3 millimeters per year to its Global Mean Sea Level Time Series. As a result, alarmists will be able to present sea level charts asserting an accelerating rise in sea level that is not occurring in the real world.

Human civilization readily adapted to the seven inches of sea level rise that occurred during the twentieth century. Alarmists, however, claim global warming will cause sea level to rise much more rapidly during the present century. United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) computer models project approximately 15 inches of sea level rise during the 21st century. That’s more than double the sea level rise that occurred during the twentieth century. A more “mainstream” prediction among alarmists is 3 feet of sea level rise this century. Some alarmists have even projected 20 feet of global sea level rise this century.

Satellite measurements, however, show global sea level rose merely 0.83 inches during the first decade of the 21st century (a pace of just 8 inches for the entire century), and has barely risen at all since 2006. This puts alarmists in the embarrassing position of defending predictions that are not coming true in the real world.

The University of Colorado Sea Level Research Group is coming to their rescue. The NASA-funded group claims glacial melt is removing weight that had been pressing down on land masses, which in turn is causing land mass to rise. This welcome news mitigates sea-level rise from melting glacial ice, meaning sea level will rise less than previously thought. However, it is very inconvenient for alarmist sea level predictions. Therefore, instead of reporting the amount by which sea level is rising in the real world, the Sea Level Research Group has begun adding 0.3 millimeters per year of fictitious sea level rise to “compensate” for rising land mass.

The extra 0.3 millimeters of fictitious sea level rise will add up to 1.2 inches over the course of the 21st century. While this is not monumental in and of itself, it will allow alarmists to paint a dramatically different picture of sea level rise than is occurring in the real world. For example, the current pace of 8 inches of sea level rise for the present century is essentially no different than the 7 inches of sea level rise that occurred last century. However, with an artificially enhanced 9.2 inches of sea level rise, alarmists can claim sea level is rising 31 percent faster than it did last century.

Even under this scenario, sea level is not rising nearly as fast as IPCC and other alarmists have predicted. Nevertheless, a quick Google search of “sea level” and “global warming” shows an overwhelming number of items claiming dramatic and accelerating sea level rise, with very few items reporting that alarmist predictions and computer models are being contradicted by real-world data. The newly adjusted NASA-funded sea level data will merely add fuel to the errant fire.

May 09, 2011

The Amazing power that is Global Warming!

Is there nothing Global warming cannot do??!!

Climate change 'threatens UK wi-fi connections', says government report

Oh what irony, that one of Al Gores inventions would attack the other!!??


The mantra I hear from teachers about the failings of our academic institutions is "Blame the Parents."  Closely  following this is the request for more monies to 'fix' the problems.

I have two kids make it through Public education with one moving through the same. I ponder how such a simple notions of, blame the parent and more cash will fix this can hold water.

As far as cash goes, I would love to see the fiscals for federal level, state level and local level.  In my way of thinking a yearly check sent to the principal of each school saying "Pay for everything this year with this, save the rest for emergency" would flood the coffers.  Is that as simplistic? Dunno.  It's only a random thought.

Also, if Parents are to blame for the failings.  Why do home schooled kids do so well?  I mean that is usually the parents providing education, right?

How do private schools do so much better with less funding?  Of course they can pick and choose students.  Of course they can pick and choose students.  Taking that into account, they still outperform.

I see the blame more put on the Administration at the Fed and State level and the Unions.

May 08, 2011

May 04, 2011

Fog of War

Press Secretary Jay Carney blamed the below differing stories on the 'fog of combat.'

THEN: Osama Bin Laden was armed with an AK-47 during the raid.
NOW: The Al Qaeda leader was actually unarmed but did resist before he was shot.

THEN: On Monday, the White House said Bin Laden was involved in a firefight, which is why the SEALs killed rather than captured him.
NOW: On Tuesday, however, White House press secretary Jay Carney said Bin Laden did not fire on the SEALs.

THEN: Counter-terrorism chief, John Brennan said a woman, thought to be one of bin Laden’s wives, was used as a human shield during the raid and was killed.
NOW: Amal Al-Sadah, 27, bin Laden’s youngest wife, is thought to have rushed at the Navy SEALS and was shot in the leg but not killed. The woman who died was said to be the wife of one of his aides, caught in the cross fire. 

THEN: A White House transcript said it was bin Laden’s son Hamza who was killed in the raid.
NOW: They then corrected that to another son Khalid.

THEN: The night of the raid, administration officials held a telephone briefing for reporters. 'During the raid, we lost one helicopter due to mechanical failure,' one of the administration officials said.
NOW: Later in the same call, another official contradicted that: 'We didn't say it was mechanical.'