Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Sun Causes Climate Change Shock

Cartoon by Josh

If Michael Crichton had lived to write a follow-up to State of Fear, the plotline might well have gone like this: at a top secret, state of the art laboratory in Switzerland, scientists finally discover the true cause of “global warming”. It’s the sun, stupid. More specifically – as the Danish physicist Henrik Svensmark has long postulated – it’s the result of cosmic rays which act as a seed for cloud formation. The scientists working on the project are naturally euphoric: this is a major breakthrough which will not only overturn decades of misguided conjecture on so-called Man Made Global Warming but will spare the global economy trillions of dollars which might otherwise have been squandered on utterly pointless efforts to reduce anthropogenic CO2 emissions. However, these scientists have failed to realise just how many people – alarmist scientists, huckster politicians,  rent-seeking landowners like (the late Michael Crichton’s brilliant and, of course, entirely fictional creation) the absurd, pompous Sir Reginald Leeds Bt, green activists, eco-fund managers, EU technocrats, MSM environmental correspondents – stand to gain from the Man Made “Climate Change” industry. Their discovery must be suppressed at all costs.

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jamesdelingpole/100102296/sun-causes-climate-change-shock/

Green Tea Is Effective in Treating Genetic Disorder and Types of Tumors

ScienceDaily (Aug. 15, 2011) — A compound found in green tea shows great promise for the development of drugs to treat two types of tumors and a deadly congenital disease. The discovery is the result of research led by principal investigator, Dr. Thomas Smith at The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and his colleagues at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/08/110815113607.htm

How does one defend avoiding the truth?

Aides Defend 9/11 'Talking Points'

  • AP

  • Obama's top aides defend the president's issuance of 'talking points' for the upcoming 10th anniversary of September 11, including a request to U.S. officials to 'minimize references to Al-Qaeda.'

Not exactly sympathetic

Black leaders turn up heat on Obama...
WH: 'A lot of people have suffered through this great recession'...

Kinky is a Texas original. Ran for Gov. against Perry as a Dem. I sent him $$.

Kinky Friedman: 'Obama has done for the economy what pantyhose did for foreplay'

Friedman829

Singer, songwriter and former candidate for the Texas governor explains why his former opponent Rick Perry is the best bet for president

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/#ixzz1WYcDs7RS

No one is to blame. To libs things like this just happen.

White House’s 9/11 Anniversary Guidelines Ask Officials to ‘Minimize References to Al Qaeda’

White House’s 9/11 Anniversary Guideline Ask Officials to ‘Minimize References to Al Qaeda’s

Al Gore is not going to be happy.

Parts of the UK experience the coldest summer in two decades…

As Britons return to work today after a soggy Bank Holiday weekend, official weather data reveals that average temperatures were significantly down on recent years.

The UK’s average temperature from June 1 to August 15 was only 57F (13.9C) – the lowest for 13 years.

For central England the average was 59F (15C), making it the coolest summer since 1993.

Helen Waite, a Met Office forecaster, said: “The average temperature for central England this summer has been just 15C – this sort of temperature is normally typical of September.

“Generally speaking, you would expect to see temperatures of at least 17C for this time of year.”

Chocolate 'cuts heart risk by a third'

Eating chocolate regularly could cut the risk of heart disease by a third, according to the largest analysis of its kind to date.

Chocolate 'cuts heart risk by a third'

The study does not give people carte blanche to gorge on chocolate

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/8729306/Chocolate-cuts-heart-risk-by-a-third.html

A very determined Polar Bear

Awesome polar bear descends 300ft cliff in a bid to scavenge eggs from some VERY surprised birds

For birds nesting on a precarious cliff, the last visitor they might expect to see would be a hulking polar bear clambering down to join them.
Yet this bulky beast somehow managed to descend a craggy precipice in Russia’s remote Arctic archipelago of Novaya Zemlya.
The young male risked life and limb scavenging for eggs along the 300ft-high rock face thronged with hundreds of squawking Brunnich's Guillemots.
Watch the birdie: A hungry polar bear inching down a 300ft cliff face in a desperate search for food on in Novaya Zemlya, Russia
Watch the birdie: A hungry polar bear inching down a 300ft cliff face in a desperate search for food on in Novaya Zemlya, Russia
In awe: Tourists on a small boat capture the previously undocumented scene with their cameras
In awe: Tourists on a small boat capture the previously undocumented scene with their cameras
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2031711/The-bear-dared-Awesome-polar-animal-scales-300ft-cliff-bid-picnic-VERY-surprised-birds.html#ixzz1WYXqpepX

Lauren Bush is marrying David Lauren this weekend in Telluride. David is Ralph Lauren’s son.

Bush family at war? George HW and Barbara to snub granddaughter Lauren's wedding... but will Dubya and Laura be there?

George H. W. and Barbara Bush to snub granddaughter Lauren's wedding to David Lauren... but will Dubya and Laura go?

Key members of the Bush dynasty will not attend this weekend's lavish wedding between David Lauren and Lauren Bush (pictured). Tensions have long existed in the Bush family over Lauren Bush's mother Sharon, who divorced husband Neil in 2003 after 23 years of marriage.

More and more GW is about milking the Gov’t teat.

The Big Money in the Climate Debate

Al Gore has a lot to gain too:

No one has made more money from climate change hype than Gore. According to the U.K.’s Guardian newspaper, just one of the “green” companies in which Gore has invested has received over half a billion dollars in subsidies from the Energy Department.

Financial disclosure documents released before the 2000 election put the Gore family’s net worth at $1 million to $2 million. A mere decade later, estimates are that he is worth $100 million. He’s been touted in the press as one day becoming the first “carbon billionaire.”

According to the Science & Public Policy Institute, the U.S. government has spent over $79 billion since 1989 on policies related to climate change, including science and technology research, administration, education campaigns, foreign aid and tax breaks.

Compare that with, say, Exxon-Mobil Corp., which is repeatedly attacked for paying a grand total of $23 million to skeptics.

According to the World Bank, the value of carbon trading doubled from $63 billion in 2007 to $126 billion in 2008. Big money has been and can be made by conning governments into formulating policies based on fraudulently hyped climate hysteria.

The global warming scam is big money. However, like government it expropriates wealth rather than creating it.

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Gore’s massive carbon footprint of a mansion.

More on Obama’s buses. They are just for show. $2.2 million show.

Obama actually flew from point to point, then rode a bus from the airport for show:

obama-phoney-bus-tour

obama-phoney-bus-tour

Like Obama, the buses were flown from place to place — at staggering public expense.

The word fake seems feeble.

Political Cartoons by Gary Varvel

No wisdom.

Perry on Obama: How “smart” do you have to be to let the economy get this bad?

“He has listened to all the academics around him, plenty of smart people, but nobody who has wisdom.”

This man does not like capitalism

Obama: The Unemployed Are Being 'Discriminated Against'

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/30/obama-jobless-discrimination_n_942359.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003#ixzz1WYTpNhAG

What a great idea

Every Airline Should Board Airplane Passengers Like This (It Cuts Boarding Time in HALF)

Every Airline Should Board Airplane Passengers Like This (It Cuts Boarding Time in HALF) Boarding a plane is a completely miserable, time-consuming experience. How often are you left waiting for that oversized man jam his oversized luggage into the undersized overhead compartment? Ridiculous! That's why every airline needs to try this new boarding method. It cuts the time in half.

Amazingly, it was invented by Dr. Jason Steffen, an astrophysicist in his day job but a man more adept at running airplanes than the airlines themselves. In his method, window seats on alternate rows on one side of the plane boards first. Then alternating window seats on the other side. Then alternating middle seats on the original side, then alternating middle seats on the other side. And then on and on and on until the plane is filled. Watch the video, you'll see a perfectly choreographed dance that maximizes aisle space and overhead compartments.

http://gizmodo.com/5835850/every-airline-should-board-passengers-like-this-it-cuts-boarding-time-in-half

Illinois state government is broken


The screening methods used to qualify babysitters for a state-run childcare subsidy program in Illinois were so inadequate that in several instances children were placed with registered sex offenders or individuals previously convicted of assault, drug and weapon possession crimes, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Registered sex offenders, Cornelius Osborne (left), and Darrin Walker, were allegedly paid thousands to babysit by the state of Illinois.

On this day in 1885: the first motorcycle.

  • Gottlieb Daimler
    1885: Gottlieb Daimler patents what is generally considered to be the first true motorcycle.

Political Cartoons by Michael Ramirez

Elections expert who’s called every presidential race since ’84: Obama will win

“Even if I am being conservative, I don’t see how Obama can lose,” says Lichtman, the brains behind The Keys to the White House…

Working for the president are several of Lichtman’s keys, tops among them incumbency and the scandal-free nature of his administration.Undermining his re-election is a lack of charisma and leadership on key issues, says Lichtman, even including healthcare, Obama’s crowning achievement.

Lichtman developed his 13 Keys in 1981. They test the performance of the party that holds the presidency. If six or more of the 13 keys go against the party in power, then the opposing party wins.“The keys have figured into popular politics a bit,” Lichtman says. “They’ve never missed. They’ve been right seven elections in a row. A number that goes way beyond statistical significance in a record no other system even comes close to.”

Irene disrupted Chihuahua airlift


A humanitarian airlift of unwanted California Chihuahuas to new homes on the East Coast became the latest victim of Hurricane Irene when they were bumped from their Virgin America flights from San Francisco to New York on Tuesday.

“Due to the impact of Hurricane Irene and the associated re-accommodation of guests on all open flights, the airline postponed plans to fly an ‘Operation: Chihuahua’ airlift,” according to a written statement from the company and San Francisco Animal Care and Control.

Since 2010, Virgin America has teamed with animal control agencies to fly the tiny pups from the West Coast, where there is a glut, to the East Coast, where there is a demand for them. The dogs have been placed on stand-by for a rescheduled airlift.

Sinking the economy

Obama’s proposed regs would cost billions annually

President Obama waves as he boards Air Force One at the Minneapolis St. Paul Airport in St. Paul, Minn., on Aug. 30, 2011, after addressing the American Legion in Minneapolis. (Associated Press)

President Obama told Speaker John A. Boehner in a letter Tuesday that his administration is considering seven regulations that would each cost the U.S. economy more than $1 billion per year, although he added that these rules are “merely proposed.”

All told, the seven proposed rules cited by Mr. Obama would cost companies at least $38 billion per year and could cost as much as $100 billion annually.

Regulator in Chief

Washinton Times:
President Obama told Speaker John A. Boehner in a letter Tuesday that his administration is considering seven regulations that would each cost the U.S. economy more than $1 billion per year, although he added that these rules are “merely proposed.”

This is very good news. We need more of this.

Poll: Half of Muslim Americans fault leaders for not speaking out against extremism

When CBS turns on a liberal…

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  • Carney Grilled by CBS: 'You Have Made the Case That the President Inherited This Economy. At What Point Does It Become His Economy?'

  • Obama Appears on Radio Show, Blames Bush, Tells Audience to 'Mobilize'

  • Obama and Putin: WheelPolitik

    Read more: http://nation.foxnews.com/president-obama/2011/08/30/obama-and-putin-wheelpolitik#ixzz1WXPzPoHh

    When you are called a non stop liberal by the NYT, you are very liberal.

    NYT: MSNBC a ‘Nonstop Lecture on Liberal Values’

     

    The TV Watch: Sharpton Brings His Pulpit to MSNBC
    By ALESSANDRA STANLEY, New York Times

    The Rev. Al Sharpton began his new career as an official MSNBC talk show host on Monday by telling viewers not to expect James Brown.

    “I’m not going to be a robotic host reading the teleprompter like a robot,” he said. “Nor am I going to come in here and do the James Brown and do the ‘electric slide’ to prove to you that I’m not stiff,” he added, waving his arms in a rough approximation of a dance move. “I’m going to say what I mean and mean what I say.”

    And that may be the problem with Mr. Sharpton’s cable news pulpit: what he means to say is in lockstep with every other MSNBC evening program, making the stretch between 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. a nonstop lecture on liberal values and what is wrong with the Republican Party.

    Read more: http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/30/the-tv-watch-sharpton-brings-his-pulpit-to-msnbc/?smid=tw-nytimes&seid=auto#ixzz1WXPNEDt2

    Where are the DOJ and ICE and other officials that approved this? Still looks like a cover up


    Demotion comes amid probe into botched gun-running operation...
    Kept on payroll...
    US Atty for AZ also resigns...

    Clue to the crucifixion? 2,000-year-old biblical burial box is new 'link to the death of Jesus Christ'

    valley of elah

    An ancient limestone burial box is believed to reveal the location of the family of Caiaphas, the high priest involved in Christ's crucifixion. Scientists in Israel say it could reveal the biblical figure's family home before their exodus to Galilee

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2031669/Clue-crucifixion-2-000-year-old-biblical-burial-box-new-link-death-Jesus-Christ-claim-scientists.html

    It worked on Land, so why not at Sea?

    Setting aside nine critical ocean conservation sites would protect habitat for the vast majority of marine mammal species on Earth, including humpback whales

    Preserving 4 Percent of the Ocean Could Protect Most Marine Mammal Species, Study Finds

    ScienceDaily (Aug. 26, 2011) — Preserving just 4 percent of the ocean could protect crucial habitat for the vast majority of marine mammal species, from sea otters to blue whales, according to researchers at Stanford University and the National Autonomous University of Mexico.

    Politico: Obama 'Angry' Over Lack of Credit From Black Leaders

     

    Notice the reaction from “a person close to Obama” in this morning’s Politico:

    “You can spend a lot of time trying to win over white independents, but if you don’t pay attention to your base, African Americans, if you have not locked up your base yet, you’ve got a serious problem,” said CNN contributor Roland Martin.
    “African-Americans will vote for him again, 88, 92, 95 percent. The question is what’s the turnout? I’ll vote for you. But will I bring ten other people along, like I did in 2008? That’s the danger here for him. He doesn’t have the historical factor to lean on as much in 2012 as he did in 2008… And the first step, is that he has to be willing to speak to this audience, black people.”
    In a striking turnabout for a president who has rewritten American racial history, Obama finds himself the target of criticism from the black cultural and political elite that has, for the most part, been leery of airing its disappointment.
    The president is reportedly angry that African-American leaders aren’t crediting him for his hard-bought achievements that will especially help communities of color, including health care reform, aid to cities, student aid and protecting Medicaid.“The whole thing is bull-[bleep]… We have met with [black leaders] more than any other group and we are increasing our outreach,” said a person close to Obama.

    Read more: http://www.nationalreview.com/campaign-spot/275844/politico-obama-angry-over-lack-credit-african-american-leaders#ixzz1WWa5sXYZ

    If you have nothing to say, yell and waive your arms.

    Congressional Black Caucus Declares 'War' on Tea Party

    Another clear difference between the parties


    GOP TAKES AIM AT U.N....
    Seeks to limit use of U.S. funds...

    Obama News


    PAPER: Obama's illegal alien uncle has valid Social Security ID, driver's license...
    Had previous deportation order...
    Did he call White House for bail?