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  • Claims Of More Severe Weather With Warming Are Based On IPCC Errors and Omissions

    11/28/2012 6:17:16 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | November 25, 2012 | Guest post by Dr. Tim Ball
    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Reports are the ‘scientific’ source of claims for more severe and extreme weather. In fact the incidence and severity of extreme weather— hurricanes, wind storms, tornados, heat waves, drought, floods, ice storms, etc—have not generally increased recently and are well within long term natural variability.IPCC are also wrong because in their models the data on which they are built is insufficient, the basic physics incorrect, and major mechanisms are inadequate or missing. But don’t take my word for it as the IPCC don’t hide their limitations.[1] Instead they know people, especially the media,...
  • Scientists intrigued by great white shark off Grand Strand coast

    11/28/2012 6:11:37 PM PST · by PilotDave · 11 replies
    wpde news 15 ^ | 28 Nov 12 | Joel Allen
    A great white shark that researchers have named Mary Lee has captured the public's imagination all along the East Coast. She is 16 feet long, weighs 3,500 lbs. and is swimming around just off the Grand Strand. The latest satellite ping for Mary Lee shows she was about a mile or so off the coast of North Myrtle Beach Wednesday afternoon.
  • For Sandy Fix, MTA Could Borrow Billions (NYC)

    11/28/2012 6:11:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    WSJ ^ | November 28, 2012, 1:58 PM ET | Ted Mann
    The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is preparing borrow up to $4.8 billion over the next three years to finance post-storm rebuilding, with the expectation that most loans will be repaid by insurance and the federal government. But the MTA’s top financial official warned Wednesday that the transit agency might ultimately be on the hook for as much as $950 million of the total cost of reconstruction—potentially adding tens of millions to its annual debt-service load. …
  • New science upsets calculations on sea level rise, climate change

    11/28/2012 6:09:02 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 19 replies
    The Register ^ | 28th November 2012 14:20 GMT | Lewis Page
    A new analysis of data from dedicated satellites shows that one of the main factors predicted to drive rising sea levels in future has been seriously overestimated, with major implications for climate talks currently underway in Doha. The new methods involve filtering out noise from the data produced by the Gravity Recovery And Climate Experiment (GRACE) spacecraft, sent into orbit with the aim of finding out just how much ice is melting from the world's ice sheets and glaciers. Such water then runs off into the sea, providing one of the main potential drivers of sea level rise - which...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 29 November 2012

    11/28/2012 6:01:03 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 99 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ HONORING A MARINE Marines release the ashes of Marine Corps Sgt. Brett Jaffe above Phillips Drop Zone on Yuma Proving Grounds, AZ, July 26, 2012. "It was an honor and privilege to take this Marine on his last jump and give him a proper hail and farewell," said Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Marty Rhett. The Marines are military free fall instructors assigned to Marine Detachment, Fort Bragg, N.C. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Johnny Gunn Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military...
  • The Cult has started a new ad campaign in New York [Where the Mormon tithe & temple fits in]

    11/28/2012 6:00:38 PM PST · by Colofornian · 852 replies ^ | Nov. 27, 2012 | Infymus ... c?lang=engHow about being straight up and saying that Mormons put on costumes and chant rituals in secret buildings that only 10% of gross earnings paid as "tithes" allow entrance? Mormonism wants people to think they are normal that they are just Christians like everyone else. Each year they get rid of more and more of their embarrassing doctrines - or doctrines that aren't politically correct anymore. Apologist attack dogs fight any critics on technicalities. Mormonism has one thing that works for them - and that is the funneling of cash from members to the Cult coffers. This is...
  • Blacks, Latinos Concerned That a 'Non-Person of Color' Might Win NYC Council Seat

    11/28/2012 5:59:30 PM PST · by chessplayer · 50 replies
    In a story the New York Times appears not to have touched, Hunter Walker at's Politicker ("about" page is here) reported on Tuesday that Thomas Lopez-Pierre, a black Harlem activist, "circulated an email" Monday night "in an attempt to plan a 'private meeting' to 'discuss the potential damage to the political empowerment of the Black and Hispanic community if Mark Levine, a White/Jewish candidate was elected to the 7th Council District in 2013.'" So we see that black Chicagoland establishment officials trying to ensure that the successor to the recently resigned Jesse Jackson Jr. in Illinois' 2nd Congressional District...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 11-28-12

    11/28/2012 5:53:45 PM PST · by dynachrome · 16 replies ^ | 11-28-12 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Dems in Scandal Targeted Stroke Victim Because He Would Have "A Hard Time Getting to the Polls"

    11/28/2012 5:53:42 PM PST · by rustyweiss74 · 11 replies
    Mental Recession ^ | 11/27/2012
    Democrat and local school board member, Ed McDonough is on trial in upstate New York for his alleged role in a voter fraud scheme that has already seen numerous colleagues implicated, of which four have already pled guilty. One of those colleagues, Dan Brown, brother and former campaign manager for Democrat City Councilman John Brown, received immunity from prosecution in exchange for his testimony. Monday's testimony may have revealed new depths to which the Democrats were willing to stoop in order to win elections. Mind you, we've already heard prior testimony that gives insight into just who the Democrats felt...
  • Thinking about getting a gun.It has to be easy to handle for a lady.Any suggestions welcomed.

    11/28/2012 5:44:32 PM PST · by fatima · 178 replies
    Thinking about getting a gun.It has to be easy to handle for a lady.Any suggestions welcomed.
  • Zurich to open drive-in sex boxes

    11/28/2012 5:39:25 PM PST · by carlo3b · 34 replies
    TELEGRAPH.CO.UK ^ | 11/28/12 | Matthew Day
    Zurich to open drive-in sex boxes Zurich council has approved a plan to build the boxes, which will, it hopes, provide a discreet location for prostitutes and their clients to conduct business when they open in August next year. Located in an industrial area of the city, the row of garage-like boxes will have roofs and walls for privacy, and easy access for cars. The council estimates that around 30 prostitutes will meet clients at the site of the boxes, and use the drive-in slots on a first-come-first-served basis. "The big difference is that until now prostitution has been in...
  • Dicks Sporting Goods Boycott or Not (Vanity)

    11/28/2012 5:33:26 PM PST · by ConservativeInPA · 57 replies
    Vanity | November 28, 2012 | ConservativeInPa
    On Sunday I had a last minute change in my plans for the week. I was invited to a deer camp and I had to pull things together very quickly. To pull things together, I went to Dicks, which is less than a mile from my home. Not long ago, I declared on Free Republic that would never buy anything from Dicks Sporting Goods (well, unless it was an emergency). My problem at the time was they required ID to buy a gun sling. There are no laws, federal, state or local that require that. I DO NOT like anyone...
  • Anthem Blue Cross seeks to raise individual policyholders' rates

    11/28/2012 5:30:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 34 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 11/28/12 | Chad Terhune
    California´s largest for-profit health insurer, Anthem Blue Cross, is seeking to raise rates an average of 18% for more than 630,000 individual policyholders, drawing scrutiny from regulators and the ire of consumers already struggling with soaring premiums. Some Anthem customers may see rates rise as much as 25% in February under the company´s proposal at a time when medical inflation is running at historic lows nationwide. The increases are among several others proposed by California insurers, including Aetna Inc. and Health Net Inc. California insurance regulators will take the next month to review whether these rate increases are warranted,
  • Obama shields US airlines from EU’s carbon scheme

    11/28/2012 5:28:30 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 28 November 2012 | ( with Reuters)
    President Barack Obama signed a bill yesterday (27 November) shielding US airlines from paying for each tonne of carbon their planes emit flying into and out of Europe, despite a recent move by Europe to suspend its proposed measure for one year. The bill was the first piece of legislation debated on the House floor after the US Congress returned from recess on 13 November, and had been cleared by the Senate in September in a rare unanimous vote. It gives the American transportation secretary the power to shield US airlines from Europe’s Emissions Trading System (ETS). … “It never...
  • ...Kristof Angry About Private Generators During Sandy

    11/28/2012 5:21:43 PM PST · by shove_it · 108 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | 28 Nov 2012 | El Rushbo
    Full Headline = Sign of National Resentment for the American Way of Life: Kristof Angry About Private Generators During Sandy RUSH: Now, over the weekend, a columnist in the New York Times by the name of Nicholas Kristof wrote a piece. He's all upset about the electrical grid failing in the Northeast during Hurricane Sandy. But that's not what made him mad. What made him mad was the reliance that some people had on private generators. He was upset about that, that some people had them and other people didn't. Here's the short version, according to David French at National...
  • Two-thirds of millionaires left Britain to avoid 50p tax rate

    11/28/2012 5:08:32 PM PST · by PilotDave · 45 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 27 Nov 2012 | Robert Winnett
    Almost two-thirds of the country’s million-pound earners disappeared from Britain after the introduction of the 50p top rate of tax, figures have disclosed.
  • Strike! Ports of LA and Long Beach face possible shutdown as clerical workers picket terminals

    11/28/2012 5:03:39 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 32 replies
    LA Daily News ^ | 11/28/2012 01:48:18 PM PST | By Brian Sumers Staff Writer
    Clerical workers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are walking off the job at all terminals and setting up picket lines outside at least some of them, a move that could effectively shut down most port activity, sources have told the Daily Breeze. Other longshore workers at the nation's busiest port complex are not expected to cross the picket lines this afternoon, and business is expected to shut down at many of the terminals, a source said. The major job action comes one day after members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 63 Office Clerical...
  • Freep a Poll! (Are you confident the economy is improving?)

    11/28/2012 4:59:01 PM PST · by dynachrome · 26 replies ^ | 11-28-12 | LA Daily News
    Are you confident the economy is improving? Yes No
  • Why Republicans should have won the election (and why they didn’t)

    11/28/2012 4:57:47 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 79 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 27, 2012 | Chris Cillizza
    Going into election day 2012, Republicans were very confident that former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney had a 50-50 chance of winning the presidency. It didn’t turn out that way. Answering the “why” posed by that discrepancy is of critical import for Republicans as they move forward to 2014 and 2016. And, a new piece by Glen Bolger, a GOP pollster and partner at Public Opinion Strategies, explains both why Republicans should have won — and why they didn’t — as succinctly as anything we have read since the election. Here’s Bolger’s argument in a nutshell (and here’s Austin Powers in...
  • Motivational maestro Zig Ziglar dies at 86

    11/28/2012 4:53:16 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 18 replies
    Wash Times ^ | 11/28/2012
    Hilary Hinton “Zig” Ziglar, the man of a million motivational maxims who bucked up and cheered on three generations of Willy Lomans over a 40-year international speaking career, died near his home in Plano, Texas, on Wednesday after a brief battle with pneumonia. He was 86. His son, Tom Ziglar, announced Mr. Ziglar’s death in an email to the corporate mailing list of the family’s motivational business. A onetime cookware salesman who boasted he was “born in L.A. — Lower Alabama,” Mr. Ziglar wrote the 1975 motivational book, “See You At The Top,” but it was rejected by 30 firms...