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  • Only climate deceptions matter in the Post-Fact Society

    03/15/2010 5:59:24 PM PDT · 2 of 3
    Asfarastheeastisfromthewest... to Ablesinner

    Ah yes.... we truly are living in the Age of Deception.

  • Wind power’s dirty secret: a carbon footprint

    03/13/2010 7:19:50 PM PST · 12 of 12
    Asfarastheeastisfromthewest... to Clint Williams
    Another good link from a professional engineer this time... http://network.nationalpost.com/NP/blogs/fpcomment/archive/2010/03/03/wind-power-the-worst-kind-of-mirage.aspx

    I think that the problem created by trying to add wind generated power into the grid is far worse yet than any of the most negative projections have suggested. I have worked around a lot of coal, nuclear and gas powered plants and the one observation that I can tell you is that plants work far better when their electrical production is even, predictable and slow to change either up or down. There is absolutely no question that the life of the vast majority of the equipment in these plants is sharply curtailed by such things as a regular and rapid fluctuation of heating and cooling, speeding up and slowing down, parts getting wet and then drying out, pressurization followed by depressurization, constant changes in PH levels etc etc etc. A lot of the fallout from constant changes can be lumped under the umbrella of one basic engineering fact of life concept.... fatigue (in whatever form is applicable). And this is just one area... I could rant for a long time on this subject about the stability of the rest of the infrastructure and the vast increase of sophistication that has been required to deal with all these unpredictable new electrical sources coming on and dropping off, the damage to the grid itself and so forth. It cannot do anything other than result in reduced overall reliability. As one of the other posters commented, we may very quickly see towers going up but may just as quickly see them coming down. As for me personally, my above comments are as a ratepayer... Frankly, the more idiocy that goes on that continues to wreck this system, the better it will be for my business. I really do believe that the introduction of wind plus the longterm impact that environmentalists have had in delaying new projects will ultimately result in a totally unreliable system....and with that in mind, we all should be taking steps to protect ourselves to the greatest extent we can.

  • PG&E customer refuses to take smart meter, locks up old meter

    03/13/2010 5:29:11 AM PST · 42 of 50
    Asfarastheeastisfromthewest... to SpaceBar
    Watch for an increase of clandestine indoor pot farms busted with smart meters.

    In British Columbia where it seems that indoor pot farms are a dime a dozen on every street, I believe that bypassing the meter is the MO for these operators.

  • Mark Steyn: Obamacare worth the price to Democrats

    03/06/2010 5:59:12 PM PST · 25 of 51
    Asfarastheeastisfromthewest... to Freddd
    A “right,” in the traditional American lexicon laid out by the likes of Thomas Jefferson, is something that exists by virtue of our humanity. It is “inalienable” and we are endowed with these rights by our creator. No government or institution has the power to take away these rights. You exist, therefore these rights exist. In the leftist sense of the word, though, a “right” is something very different. In fact, it’s not a “right” at all: it’s a handout provided to you by government, often at exorbitant costs to society.

    The ones who control the language end up controlling the agenda and that is why it is so important to stop such nonsense right in its tracks. Your definition of what is a right and what the left defines as a right should be ingrained into our youth along with a zillion of other 'agenda seizing words'. The words 'tolerance' and 'diversity' come to mind...along with 'choice', and so on....

  • American Cancer Society urges docs about limitations of screening test for prostate cancer

    03/06/2010 6:44:24 AM PST · 39 of 47
    Asfarastheeastisfromthewest... to ArmstedFragg
    Thanks for posting the link to the full paper. I just read through much of it and found it to be quite interesting. As I said in an earlier comment, it's actually a fairly complicated issue as far as how any of the information can be used to help one base a decision.

    It appears that the mandate of the study was to just examine the issue of 'screening'. What the report does not do is get into the topic of health alternatives and other related aspects of prostate health.... Things such as foods which men should stay away because of accelerating or aggravating the condition, dietary supplements that men should take, activities that could be related to the frequency of problems or ways of alleviating/delaying the problem, an analysis of all the treatment measures for those men for whom the problems is so serious that it must be dealt with etc. This reporting just deals with the screening issue and the other issues were not examined. I think that most men would at least like to have good information on some of these other issues as well. If for example all one had to do was increase the amount of a particular vitamin to increase the odds that the problem never arises at all, I think most men would want to know that.

  • American Cancer Society urges docs about limitations of screening test for prostate cancer

    03/05/2010 9:46:15 PM PST · 22 of 47
    Asfarastheeastisfromthewest... to blackbart.223
    So your point is we don't screen for them? Fast or slow you can't treat them if you don't know they exist.

    As pointed out in Post 18, the issue is quite complicated. I don't think I could lay my fingers on it right now but I remember an article posted here on FR about a research study which looked at the prostates of teenage boys that had been killed in accidents. It turned out that something like 25% of them were found to have cancer. So... if you are a guy, you say "now what"? There are a few points that are difficult to rationalize so that a reasonable decision can be made: 1. Virtually all men age 50 or so likely have prostate cancer cells, 2. It is well known to be so slow growing that something else will likely kill you first, 3. A screening test such as a multi-point biopsy (grid of 16 samples) will actually do harm to the prostate, 4. That same screening test may actually miss the cancer cells.

    So with the four above points in mind, what is a reasonable course of action for a man of age 50? No easy choices there, let me tell you.

  • American Cancer Society urges docs about limitations of screening test for prostate cancer

    03/05/2010 9:31:27 PM PST · 18 of 47
    Asfarastheeastisfromthewest... to Redbob
    Since when does less screening for cancer become a better idea than more?

    The issue is actually quite complicated. Dr Thomas Stamey was the doctor who in 1981 wrote up the medical paper that declared that PSA was a good marker for prostate cancer. In 2004, after looking at the data from the intervening years, he declared that while PSA was an indicator of prostate health (and specifically a condition called BPH)it was not a good marker for prostate cancer (this was written up in the New England Journal of Medicine in July, 2004). In other words, Dr Stamey essentially refuted his own study.

  • Manmade Global Warming: How a Lie Died

    02/25/2010 5:07:18 AM PST · 10 of 22
    Asfarastheeastisfromthewest... to SJackson
    Mounting evidence suggests that claims of manmade global warming might turn out to be the greatest hoax in mankind’s history. Immune and hostile to the evidence, President Barack Obama’s administration and most of the U.S. Congress sides with Climate Czar Carol Browner, who says, “I’m sticking with the 2,500 scientists. These people have been studying this issue for a very long time and agree this problem is real.”

    This is the one lie that is sooo easy to refute. There never were 2,500 scientists standing behind the conclusions of the IPCC report and it’s mindboggling that people that throw that out don’t get called on it more often. As has been shown many times (including articles here on FR), there might have been 2,500 people that the IPCC report in question was sent to so that it could be said that they were ‘involved’ but that is where the stretching and fudging starts..... Very few of these people were ‘scientists’ per se (most were bureaucrats) and of the ones that could actually call themselves scientists, on a fraction could be called ‘climate scientists’. Regardless, the 2,500 (and let us for the moment make the leap that there really was this many) were split up to deal with specific sections of the IPCC report... I forget how many sections there were but it was more than 10. Assuming that it was 10 means that there were say 250 involved with each section and since the controversial issue of mankind causing temperatures to rise is contained in one specific section, this means that there were really only 250 people that were involved with the part of the report that really mattered. Then there is the fact that many of those 250 had virtually nothing to do with it.. they were just reviewing it. Then there were those who quit in disgust after their comments on the earlier draft were ignored and not included. The bottom line is that it might actually be difficult to find more than one actual ‘climate scientist’ that had anything to do with the writing and conclusion about manmade glowbull warmongering that made it to final copy..... and yet they want to keep hiding behind this 2,500 number. Good grief.

  • Al Gore Is Lying Low -- for Good Reason

    02/24/2010 3:58:25 AM PST · 77 of 133
    Asfarastheeastisfromthewest... to Venturer
    Somebody is behind Al Gore. Al isnt smart enough to work this scam on his own. Who is the guide behind Gores stupid actions?

    Listen to the interview of Senator Inhofe that was posted on Hot Air Yesterday... Inhofe offers his theory about the answer to your exact question about half way through the second piece where he discusses the roots of the scam (the interview is posted in two halves of approximately 7 minutes each.

    http://hotair.com/archives/2010/02/23/exclusive-hot-air-interview-inhofe-to-release-report-blasting-ipcc-on-climategate/

    Here's the Readers Digest of it...Inhofe figures it was ALL hatched by the UN. Since the biggest funder of the UN is the United States, being able to live off the avails of the climate scam would have let the UN call their own shots on their activities without being beholden or needing to worry about the opinion of the States on anything. He didn't say this but in my view, if the UN hatched the plan and then brought the Goracle in as a partner... and we know that the UN is principally made up of country states that are at complete cross purposes to the US, that means that the Goracle is not only a scam artist, he’s a traitor, no?

  • Al Gore Is Lying Low -- for Good Reason

    02/24/2010 3:44:55 AM PST · 76 of 133
    Asfarastheeastisfromthewest... to onyx
    Serious article about algore; the hoax he perpetuated that made him a millionaire several times over; and...

    According to Senator Inhofe in the interview posted yesterday on Hot Air, he says that the Goracle is the first 'environmental billionaire'... yes, with a 'b' and he wasn't talking about the future, he was talking about now.

  • The Goracle Speaks (My title for Manbearpig blog)

    02/23/2010 6:19:46 PM PST · 7 of 23
    Asfarastheeastisfromthewest... to I got the rope
    Sure sounds like a desperate man, doesn't it?

    On a related subject, I sure enjoyed the interview with Senator Inhofe that is currently up on Hot Air. The Senator makes an interesting comment about half way through the second half of the interview where he offers his thoughts about the roots of the climate scam. He figures it was ALL hatched by the UN.....they weren't just there to take advantage of it when somebody else proposed the scheme, they were the proponent from the get-go Since the biggest funder of the UN is the United States, living off the avails of the climate scam would have let the UN call their own shots on their activities without worrying about what the United States says ... and potentially yank funding. The Senator didn't’t say this but in my view, if the UN hatched the scheme, they sought the Gorecle out to bring him on board... and we know that the Gorecle has go very rich over this (Inhofe calls him the first environmental billionaire). As well, since the UN is principally made up of country states that are at cross purposes to the US, that means that the Gorecle is not only a scam artist, he’s a traitor, no?

  • New question on 9/11 [Engineer/architect group petitioning Congress for new investigation]

    02/22/2010 11:55:03 AM PST · 108 of 124
    Asfarastheeastisfromthewest... to lakeprincess
    Frankly, the American Institute of Architects could do themselves a favour and post a note on their homepage divesting themselves of having anything to do with Richard Gage and his 'nonprofit Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth' crowd of nuts.

    However, let’s all be aware that from a broader engineering perspective, there is always something valuable to be learned from a failure....even horrific ones such as the collapse of the Towers where it already is clearly understood by any reasonable person as to why they fell. It should be mandatory that every engineer entering the workforce read ‘To Engineer is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design’ by Henry Petroski. It is not until there is a precise understanding of the exact nature of the 'why' that steps can be taken in the future to make something better. I have no insight into what has all gone on with the post-9/11 studies in this case but I will bet that much failure analysis has already happened with the Trade Towers. What will it yield? Perhaps a requirement for more steel columns? Perhaps an upgraded standard for steel beams that retain higher yield strengths at higher temperatures? A change in the standards and materials used for column insulation? Recommendations for alarm systems that will inform occupants to get away from a side of the building and toward exists on the other side if a plane gets within say a few minutes of potential impact? Recommendations for different methods for extinguishing flames? All are possibilities plus many more.... not just for the objective of having a building withstand a crash but for it to remain standing longer. Think about it..... if the Twin Towers had of been able to stand for double the length of time they did, how many additional lives would have been saved?

    There is much to be learned. However, none of it will come from the agenda of nuts like Richard Gage.

  • Experts settle hurricane and global warming feud; predict bigger storms, but fewer ones

    02/21/2010 1:13:26 PM PST · 19 of 22
    Asfarastheeastisfromthewest... to cajuncow

    You know that they are reaching when they bring up Katrina....This particular hurricane will of course be long remembered because of the damage it did but in the grand scheme of things, there have been worse ones that have made landfall. Katrina did a lot of damage in Mississippi but it was the flooding of NOLA that it will forever be associated with... and that event had far less to do with the ferocity of the storm than it had to do with levies that that were totally inadequate.

  • Catholic Athletes for Christ urges virtue instead of Olympic sexual license

    02/20/2010 4:08:22 PM PST · 3 of 31
    Asfarastheeastisfromthewest... to NYer
    Well, there are 2,800 athletes, coaches etc at the Vancouver Village and another 2,400 at the Whistler one. Assume each athlete there is for say two weeks. Well, I'll let somebody else work through the math...
  • Beck’s UK broadcast runs without ads; over 100 companies have ditched Beck

    02/20/2010 3:56:53 PM PST · 113 of 123
    Asfarastheeastisfromthewest... to justlittleoleme
    We need to fight back and send letters of support to all his current advertisers and ones who have been forced to remove ads.

    Looks like there are problems with the list but assuming it' correct, fine... show your support. Tell you what I've done when an advertiser withdraws after caving in to leftist thug boycotts... I've called the company up and told them that boycotts work two ways. By their actions of caving in, they definitely lost me as a potential customer since I don't support companies that cave in to leftist thugs.

  • Iceberg Ahead (scientists who play fast and loose with the 'facts' imperiling the planet)

    02/20/2010 7:22:10 AM PST · 9 of 45
    Asfarastheeastisfromthewest... to The Great RJ
    Newsweek is still falling all over itself to give credibility to the hoaxers and denigrating many of the “deniers” as rank amateurs who are just trying to poke holes in climate change without real science.

    Yeah, not surprising that there is a plaintive wistful tone about the article....sort of a 'I can't believe it all came crashing down with a thud'. Hopefully, they and the Gorecle will be able to come out of their state of denial and move on... and as for the Gorecle himself, we can only wish him well in his future endeavours.

  • The Heretics: McIntyre and McKitrick

    02/19/2010 6:25:46 PM PST · 10 of 14
    Asfarastheeastisfromthewest... to I got the rope
    Personally, I think that the real heroe (well, there are quite a few actually)...but at least the most influential is the one for whom we will never know his/her name. This is the leaker/hacker of the emails which we have come to know as climategate. Now that is one individual who I think deserves great honour.... a statue in fact. Let's call it ‘The Unknown Leaker/Hacker’.
  • The Heretics: McIntyre and McKitrick

    02/19/2010 9:57:57 AM PST · 5 of 14
    Asfarastheeastisfromthewest... to Michael van der Galien

    McKitrick has been on to this scam for a long time. In 2002 he was a co-author on a terrific book called ‘Taken By Storm: the troubled science, policy and politics of global warming’... second edition released in 2008. Well worth the read.

  • Smelly Passenger Kicked Off Plane

    02/18/2010 1:20:44 PM PST · 23 of 87
    Asfarastheeastisfromthewest... to Nachum
    This is not a comment on whether the airline did the right thing but obviously it's not something that one would want to do or take lightly. I used to work with a guy years ago who could telegraph his presence from the moment that anybody else walked in the front door (and that was an office that employed say 100 people to give some idea of scale). Anyway, there were so many complaints that his boss took him aside... the upshot of it was that he had some type of medical problem - he was healthy but he had terrible BO. The problem for the company was that he was also the best draughtsman that they had by a long shot.....
  • The East Anglia hacker is a hero!

    02/18/2010 12:09:13 PM PST · 41 of 42
    Asfarastheeastisfromthewest... to Para-Ord.45

    I think that there should be a monument built to ‘The Unknown Leaker/Hacker’..... I would donate to that.

  • Donald Trump Wants Al Gore's Nobel Peace Prize Stripped

    02/15/2010 8:44:23 AM PST · 21 of 49
    Asfarastheeastisfromthewest... to Sub-Driver
    "Gore wants us to clean up our factories and plants in order to protect us from global warming, when China and other countries couldn't care less. It would make us totally noncompetitive in the manufacturing world, and China, Japan and India are laughing at America's stupidity."

    I couldn't be more pleased to hear somebody with a voice making this call for his prize to be revoked (and so should he IPCC's). However, unless the writer of this article did a poor job of quoting, this would seem to be the wrong reason for asking for the prize to be returned. The real reason to state should be because the whole thing was a scam promoted for purely crooked reasons period.... it had no purpose other than to line the pockets of the Gorecle.

  • Can Al Gore be sued for cost of fake global warming?

    02/15/2010 8:07:08 AM PST · 39 of 48
    Asfarastheeastisfromthewest... to pepperdog
    Of course it won't do any good if done in isolation... Write to them but copy a number of others on it as well i.e. start with the Daily Mail (since they did such a devastating interview with Phil Jones the other day), make sure your congressman and senator are copied, Fox News... There are lots of others but it would be nice that those who followed through on sending something to the Nobel committee picked at least one common entity to copy.
  • Can Al Gore be sued for cost of fake global warming?

    02/15/2010 7:18:32 AM PST · 18 of 48
    Asfarastheeastisfromthewest... to HD1200

    Probably not sued but at least he can be publicly denounced as the scoundrel that he is and a movement could be brought to bear on the removal of his Nobel prize...... Here,let these guys know what you think. http://nobelprize.org/contact/index.html

  • The DNA Angle

    02/14/2010 5:00:42 PM PST · 17 of 36
    Asfarastheeastisfromthewest... to rambo316
    I don't think that there is any doubt that this is ‘technically’ possible. However, it would take some significant resources and cooperation. On Maobowma’s supposed father's side, there are certainly a number of candidates if they could be persuaded to give a DNA sample. My guess is that on his mother's side, it would probably be far more difficult - if nothing else, the number of potential candidates are few. As for the subject himself, I can't possibly imagine that a DNA sample could be obtained.
  • What to say to a 'warmer' (ClimateGate and its baby gates from the IPCC et al.)

    02/14/2010 4:25:42 PM PST · 15 of 34
    Asfarastheeastisfromthewest... to neverdem
    At your next dinner party, here are some of the latest talking points to bring up when someone reminds you that Al Gore and the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change won Nobel prizes for their work on global warming.

    Well there's a good point. For some time now, I have been dropping notes on the Nobel website along these lines....

    To the Nobel Prize Committee,

    I have both a general and a specific question. 1. Has a recipient ever been asked to give back a Nobel prize? 2. Specifically, now that global warming has been proved beyond doubt to be nothing but a scam, when can we expect that you will be asking Al Gore for his Nobel prize back?http://nobelprize.org/contact/index.html I would love to see this site bombarded with questions like this.

  • Luger Who Died Was Terrified of Track

    02/14/2010 2:42:56 PM PST · 36 of 46
    Asfarastheeastisfromthewest... to DesertRhino
    I bet if a highway had an obviously dangerous flaw in the design, you wouldnt dismiss the death of a friend by saying,,”it’s all on the driver”, he could have stayed home”

    Well said. Some here have suggested that ‘he knew the risks’. Actually, he probably didn’t know the risks at all. He likely had very good understanding of issues such as how tight the turns were, the angle of embankment, the speeds, g forces etc. He also knew the risks of falling off a sled at nearly 100 mph and rattling around in an icy track until he slowed down and hence what kind of protective equipment was appropriate. What he would have no concept of was the answer to a simple question of ‘was it physically possible for him to leave the confines of the track.’ There certainly has been no indication that the only people that should be lugers are also degreed mechanical engineers who have personally done all their own engineering calculations and verifications on the matter. In that sense, I don’t view this any different that a person who goes to a water park and when they go down that slide for the first time, they assume that somebody has designed it so that it is absolutely physically impossible for them to go around a corner and fly off into never never land.

  • Luger Who Died Was Terrified of Track

    02/14/2010 2:32:57 PM PST · 34 of 46
    Asfarastheeastisfromthewest... to fuzzybutt
    So... it seems that there are many who may be sympathetic for the young man but are still willing to suggest that he has to carry some responsibility for it himself – it’s a risky sport and he willingly engaged in it, he knew the risks etc etc. Sorry but I’m not buying any of it. There is absolutely no way that young Nodar or anybody else’s body should have been able to leave the confines of the track period. If it was possible (and this obviously is now confirmed to be the case), than the design was insufficient for dealing with a worst case scenario... end of issue. It’s called insufficient design margins. This was obviously a tragic event but I would not call it an accident in the truest definition of the word since it was totally preventable....it was a tragic outcome that simply exposed a design flaw. Like so many other things, it seems that design engineers are not allowed to apply reasonable margins of safety on designs until somebody gets killed. Quite often it is the non-engineering types that get involved in these projects and they often kibosh safety measures because of costs or other reasons. Other things can be compromised but not safely. The idea of comparing the risk of a high speed crash where the luger in a protective suit falls off a sled, rattles around in the track sliding at high speeds and then eventually friction slows him down is NOT on the same level as the risk of being able to leave the track and hit a steel post planted a mere three feet from that track on the outside of the curve. So, what we had here was a scenario where it WAS possible to have a series of circumstances that made it possible to leave the track, there was NO containment to bring him back to the track once he left it AND once out, there was NO clear path for him to slow down without meeting a deadly obstacle. Unless someone here can successfully make the argument that he was trying to get himself propelled off the track, than in my view he has zero responsibility for his death and 100% of it lies elsewhere.....the designer or somebody who overruled the designer.

    Some of this reminds me of the talk that ensued after the Siberian tiger managed to get out of its pen at the San Francisco Zoo a few years ago...seems to me that there were those that tried to lay the blame on the guy who got mauled to death because he apparently had been ‘teasing the tiger’. The sad reality was that the wall was simply too low and regardless of how sick it would be to tease a tiger, there is no way it should have been able to get out. With the wall too low, it was going to happen sooner or later. As I said, it always seems to take a death before something gets done and no doubt, changes will be made in the future. My guess that we are going to see tubular containments on these corners on future tracks. It’s just very sad that a young man had to die for that to happen.

  • Global Warming Is Dying a Slow and Painful Death

    02/14/2010 12:39:51 PM PST · 31 of 47
    Asfarastheeastisfromthewest... to Cicero
    Where is the Goricle?

    Exactly, Big Al is nowhere to be found these days after he slunk out of Copenfrauden. I have an idea that I'd like to pass on.... For some time now, I have been sending FAQ section of the the Nobel Prize website this email....To the Nobel Committee... I have two questions for you: 1. Has a recipient ever been asked to return a Nobel Prize? 2. Now that global warming has been proved beyond doubt to be a scam, is the Committee planning on asking Al Gore to return his prize?

    I'm not exactly assuming that I'll get a quick answer but it would be soooo much fun to see how they react if it became known that they received a few million messages like this...

    Here's the website if you would like to send them your own message.... http://nobelprize.org/contact/index.html

  • Is it safe to say that the "global warming" theory has been discredited?

    02/12/2010 10:58:54 AM PST · 21 of 27
    Asfarastheeastisfromthewest... to LouAvul
    Why should you have to prove glowbull warmongering isn't happening? Under the normal ‘innocent until proven guilty’ approach, isn't the onus on your friend to prove it is happening? So... let your friend raise his/her evidence and then you can sequentially shoot it down. Since virtually all the ‘science’ they hung their hat on has been thoroughly discredited, it's almost like shooting fish in a pond.
  • VIDEO: Obama's National Security Chief Of Staff Says "Nucular"

    02/11/2010 6:26:50 AM PST · 9 of 15
    Asfarastheeastisfromthewest... to neodad
    I think the point is the double standard...

    Of course and it gets even sillier than that since there is virtually no one that pronounces it correctly... and this includes all those folks that don't prounounce it nook-you-luhr.

  • Danny Williams going to U.S. for heart surgery (Canadian Premier bypasses Socialism)

    02/02/2010 8:58:45 AM PST · 41 of 93
    Asfarastheeastisfromthewest... to TankerKC
    What is a “Progressive Conservative?”

    It's like a RINO, only worse.

    Well sort of but understand that this is Canada, yuh know. The whole place is so far to the left that the PCs are naturally going to have to swish lots of water in with that wine or they will be out of office.... at least regardless of whether that is correct or not, that's the perception. That becomes a tough choice for decent politicians and as an example, Stephen Harper is probably playing it about as well as it could possibly be played. Rome wasn't built in a day and neither will be Canada's return to a reasonable facscimile of conservatism

    Back to the theme of this article, the fact that the Premier did not have the operation in Newfoundland is scarcely surprising. This would sort of needing an operation but living in the northwestern quadrant of Alaska. A great place to visit but seriously lacking in modern facilities. However, the fact that he didn't have the operation somewhere else in Canada does in fact say everything that one needs to know about the state of socialized medicine north of the 49th.

  • Team Jay? Leno To Headline White House Correspondents’ Dinner

    01/22/2010 8:56:06 AM PST · 9 of 10
    Asfarastheeastisfromthewest... to My Favorite Headache

    Just a continuation of the cozy relationship between the White House and NBC.

  • Statement Regarding Pat Robertson's Comments on Haiti

    01/15/2010 11:50:55 AM PST · 59 of 66
    Asfarastheeastisfromthewest... to GOP_Party_Animal
    Go to the New Testament - Jesus' teaching shows God's mercy for the individual even more clearly.

    You didn't point to a specific reference in the New Testament to support your point but I don't believe there is actually a conflict between the two... a difference but not a conflict. God hated sin in the Old Testament and he still hated sin the New Testatment. Likewise God blessed those who followed his ways in the Old Testament and he continues to bless those who follow Jesus Christ in the New Testament age.

  • Statement Regarding Pat Robertson's Comments on Haiti

    01/15/2010 11:35:12 AM PST · 54 of 66
    Asfarastheeastisfromthewest... to GOP_Party_Animal
    ...A pact made 200 years ago by a few desperate men has no bearing on the people that are suffering now.

    You didn’t make a statement as to your personal beliefs with respect to the veracity of scripture but let me just say that there are many references throughout the Bible of how the actions and beliefs of people in a current age will have an effect on their future age....not just on a personal level but to their family, descendents etc.

    Psalm 33:12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.

    Proverbs 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.

  • Video: Good Morning America Rips Pat Robertson for Haiti Comments!

    01/15/2010 8:24:32 AM PST · 27 of 35
    Asfarastheeastisfromthewest... to DannyTN
    I was wondering about the historical accuracy of Pat’s statement.

    Yes, I was curious about that too and so spent a bit of time last night trying to search out some references. Without too much difficulty, it was possible to find a significant amount of information on the topic... most of it involving a 'voodoo priest' named Dutty Boukman who led a group of others at a ceremony at a place called Bois Caiiman in 1791. The following is a cut and paste out of a description found on Wikipedia....not that this is a reliable source but it is just one out of a significant body of work that can be quickly found on the subject. Since it's obvious that many of those sources come from Haiti, it's clear at least that there are many Haitians that believe this story. If the following summary of the event is factual....and I think that most readers would agree that there are not many differences between what I've cut and pasted below and Robertson's short summary of it, then it would appear that Robertson is on reasonably safe grounds. At that point, the only bone of contention might be whether it is accurate to say that Boukman and company truly made a 'pact with the devil' or the folklore that has grown from the event is such that this has become a common belief and interpretation of the event. On that count, Robertson probably would have been wise to hedge his remarks.

    On 22 August 1791, Boukman presided in the role of houngan (priest) together with an African-born priestess and conducted a ceremony at the Bois Caïman and prophesied that the slaves Jean François, Biassou, and Jeannot would be leaders of a slave revolt that would free the slaves of Saint-Domingue. A pig, which symbolized the wild, free, and untamable spiritual power of the forest and the ancestors, was sacrificed, an oath was taken, and Boukman and the priestess exhorted the listeners to fight bravely against their oppressors. Days later the Haitian Revolution began.[2] Boukman was not the first to attempt a slave uprising in Saint-Domingue, as he was preceded by others, such as Padrejean in 1676, and François Mackandal in 1757. However, his large size, warrior-like appearance, and fearsome temper made him an effective leader and helped spark the Haitian Revolution.[3] This ceremony has long been referenced as the "pact with the devil" that began the Haitian revolution. This negative branding of the ceremony at the Bois Caïman was possibly instigated by either the French who fled Haiti, or the Christian missionaries who were in competition with the local Vodou beliefs. On 22 August 1791, Boukman presided in the role of houngan (priest) together with an African-born priestess and conducted a ceremony at the Bois Caïman and prophesied that the slaves Jean François, Biassou, and Jeannot would be leaders of a slave revolt that would free the slaves of Saint-Domingue. A pig, which symbolized the wild, free, and untamable spiritual power of the forest and the ancestors, was sacrificed, an oath was taken, and Boukman and the priestess exhorted the listeners to fight bravely against their oppressors. Days later the Haitian Revolution began.[2] Boukman was not the first to attempt a slave uprising in Saint-Domingue, as he was preceded by others, such as Padrejean in 1676, and François Mackandal in 1757. However, his large size, warrior-like appearance, and fearsome temper made him an effective leader and helped spark the Haitian Revolution.[3] This ceremony has long been referenced as the "pact with the devil" that began the Haitian revolution. This negative branding of the ceremony at the Bois Caïman was possibly instigated by either the French who fled Haiti, or the Christian missionaries who were in competition with the local Vodou beliefs.

  • Canada branded 'Colossal Fossil' at climate talks

    12/18/2009 11:10:24 AM PST · 14 of 23
    Asfarastheeastisfromthewest... to Clive
    So the Canadian presence at this conference WAS a success. This, in conjunction with the news that PM Harper was NOT invited to the attend the closed door meeting, hosted by Maobama is fabulous news. Harper is showing some spine....Do you all realize that this is actually the third snub that Maobama has recently landed on Harper? It must be coming clear to Harper that he is simply not liked by the man..... and that is by implication, a good thing.
  • Canada branded 'Colossal Fossil' at climate talks

    12/18/2009 11:09:57 AM PST · 13 of 23
    Asfarastheeastisfromthewest... to Clive
    So the Canadian presence at this conference WAS a success. This, in conjunction with the news that PM Harper was NOT invited to the attend the closed door meeting, hosted by Maobama is fabulous news. Harper is showing some spine....Do you all realize that this is actually the third snub that Maobama has landed on Harper? It must be coming clear to Harper that he is simply not liked by the man..... and that is by implication, a good thing.
  • Leaked document: Emission targets at Copenhagen could still produce “catastrophic” global warming

    12/17/2009 6:08:06 PM PST · 8 of 14
    Asfarastheeastisfromthewest... to b4its2late
    Of course it's BS.... if all human beings were removed from the planet, it would only result in a reduction of the so called greenhouse gases by 0.28%. That's like the square root of squat! And they obviously aren't quite suggesting the removal of all human beings from the planet....well, not yet anyway.
  • Public gasps at Lake Michigan wind farm images

    12/16/2009 1:50:11 PM PST · 10 of 73
    Asfarastheeastisfromthewest... to 21twelve
    Taking into account all of the costs (startup, decommission, fuel, etc.)....

    And the fact that they provide virtually zero benefit just compounds the stupidity of the decision, no? http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fpcomment/archive/2009/04/08/wind-power-is-a-complete-disaster.aspx

  • Anger over elaborate emission cuts hoax

    12/14/2009 6:45:05 PM PST · 6 of 9
    Asfarastheeastisfromthewest... to P-Marlowe
    Could anyone explain to me why any human being living in Canada would want to stop global warming?

    Well, according to the Goracle, the warmer temperatures have allowed the pine beetle to flourish (instead of the cold killing them off) and it's wiping out all the pine trees up through BC. Let's not pay any attention to other factors such as normal cycles. Let's just all hope that the Canucks show some spine in Kookyhagen and walk away like they did at Kyoto.

  • Billion people's water at risk from melting ice: Gore

    12/14/2009 11:44:58 AM PST · 111 of 129
    Asfarastheeastisfromthewest... to Williams
    I have a National Parks guide to Grand Teton National Park, written in the 80’s before they started this GW nonsense. The guide says the glaciers have been receding since at least the mid 1800’s and eventually will be gone by natural processes.

    A few years ago, I drove the Icefields Parkway. This is a highway from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park in Alberta (and as an aside, the most beautiful drive in North America). Approximately half way along this drive, one passes the Columbia Icefields - there are a number of glaciers here but the one that is featured with a visitors' centre and snow cats that will drive you up the mountain is the 4 mile long Athabasca glacier. The glacier is receding and there are markers at various points that show where it was located in years past. While I was there, I got into a discussion with some folks there and they were bemoaning the effects of 'glowbull warmongering' and how the ice recession demonstrated this so clearly. Shortly thereafter, we were in the visitor's centre where they show pictures from years gone by.... I quickly pointed out to these folks that the movement of ice up the mountain was essentially consistent and had been since the first recorded visit to the area in (and going on memory here) approximately 1850. Glowbull warmongering? I doubt it unless you want to believe that GW has been happening virtually consistently since at least 1850.... http://www.explorerockies.com/columbia-icefield/

  • Obama Continues to Prove He Is a Muslim

    12/14/2009 9:00:42 AM PST · 21 of 47
    Asfarastheeastisfromthewest... to Welcome2thejungle
    I distinctly remember an interview BHO gave with George Stephanopolous...

    I remember the interview well and have often used this example if the topic comes up during a discussion. Usually, someone remarks that it was just a slip of the tongue to which I usually remind them that this is the sort of 'slip of the tongue' that is virtually impossible to make. During the run up to the election, Maobama went to significant efforts to let us all know that 'he was a Christian' but unfortunately, no one ever bothered to ask him any followup questions that would have fleshed this out. I can not possibly imagine a Christian making a 'slip of the tongue' where they referred to him/herself as a muslim.... this is an impossibility.

  • Climate scientist James Hansen hopes summit will fail

    12/02/2009 7:45:51 PM PST · 6 of 24
    Asfarastheeastisfromthewest... to Free ThinkerNY
    A leading scientist...

    HURL...... There, I promised I would hurl the next time I saw a glowbull warmongering article that started off with the words 'leading scientist'.

  • Darwin Was Wrong About Geology

    12/02/2009 7:41:58 PM PST · 8 of 149
    Asfarastheeastisfromthewest... to stormer
    So because Darwin misinterpreted a geomorphological process, you want to throw out the last 150 years of biological science?

    The last 150 years of biological science were a test case precursor to the last 10 years of climatology science....

  • Climategate Scientists Steal Pages From the Obama and ACORN Playbooks

    11/29/2009 4:02:24 PM PST · 9 of 9
    Asfarastheeastisfromthewest... to Shellybenoit
    Some of the leading scientists....

    If I hear that phrase 'leading scientists' again, I promise I'm going to hurl far enough that it might just reach East Anglia.....leading fraudsters maybe.

  • Mark Steyn: What Story? [Jourbalism's Climategate Coverup]

    11/29/2009 3:44:39 PM PST · 30 of 45
    Asfarastheeastisfromthewest... to Mobties
    As good as this story is, the bigger story being missed by the press is how MSM is abdicating its role and becoming complicit in the kinds of sins it used to relish exposing.

    As another poster here has coined it... Climediagate.

  • New!! Data from the Decline

    11/29/2009 3:49:40 AM PST · 14 of 21
    Asfarastheeastisfromthewest... to lmr
    Someday the mainstream media will pick this up too. They aren’t ready to commit all their resources for a huge campaign to cover their backsides, just yet.....

    Eggzactly... I agree with the reason you state but am not as hopefull of such an outcome as there is too much inertia and investiture on their part to change course. Good grief - they would have to investigate and report on themselves! Ain't going to happen. That's why this needs to be called Climediagate. My personal view is that this is perfect opportunity to bury a few more members of these corrupt dinosaurs... but that does put the onus on the rest of us to get the word out.

  • Sleepless Margaret Thatcher 'stayed up for entire Falklands War'

    11/29/2009 3:37:27 AM PST · 6 of 21
    Asfarastheeastisfromthewest... to naturalman1975
    We would sit in the flat listening to the BBC....

    Interesting that she considered the BBC to be a reliable source.... perhaps she was listening to see what misinformation was being broadcasted so that she could immediately counter it.

  • "Real, Original" Data Posted at CRU Site

    11/28/2009 8:00:49 PM PST · 21 of 32
    Asfarastheeastisfromthewest... to THX 1138
    I wouldn’t trust a damn thing that I see on RealClimate...

    Agreed... and I'm not going to trust anything until Steve McIntyre has reviewed it and says that it passes the smell test and should be trusted......

  • Global Warming… is Dead. Soon to Follow: Mainstream Media

    11/27/2009 8:26:22 PM PST · 35 of 35
    Asfarastheeastisfromthewest... to BlueMondaySkipper
    Climediagate?

    Brilliant! Now why didn't I think of that? Spells like climate and media and sounds like a serious STD going on between two corrupt parties in bed with each other.