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  • Winter Returns to New England this Weekend

    01/22/2015 4:04:28 PM PST · by Signalman · 16 replies
    Roy Spencer ^ | 1/22/2014 | Roy Spencer
    After almost two months of mostly balmy winter weather, a pair of winter storms will bring a foot or more of snow to much of New England starting this weekend. The first storm will travel up the East Coast on Saturday as a nor’easter, then an Alberta Clipper type storm will follow on Monday and Tuesday. The second storm could be the more potent one, with higher winds and disrupting the work-week. Here are the currently forecast snow totals ending next Wednesday morning, Jan. 28 After almost two months of mostly balmy winter weather, a pair of winter storms will...
  • All Swiss government bond yields out to nine years go negative

    01/15/2015 7:42:16 PM PST · by Signalman · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/15/2015 | Jamie McGeever
    Jan 15 (Reuters) - All Swiss government bill rates and bond yields out to nine- year maturities traded below zero on Thursday, after the Swiss National Bank stunned markets by scrapping its exchange rate cap on the franc and lowered interest rates to -0.75 percent. This was unprecedented in modern times, and analysts said it was only a matter of time before the benchmark 10-year yield dropped below zero too. Swiss rates and yields out to five years had already been trading below zero, but the SNB's bombshell turned the yield on nine-year bonds negative for the first time as...
  • Five things to remember about climate science in 2015

    01/15/2015 2:17:56 PM PST · by Signalman · 7 replies
    icecap ^ | 1/10/2015 | Anthony Sadar
    As the New Year dawns, old challenges hang on. One of the biggest challenges relates to the ambience of climate-change science. So many folks are invested in an expectation of disastrous geophysical conditions resulting from modern lifestyles that are fueled by ancient energy sources. So, the big money (in the trillions of dollars) is on the continuation of supposed wacky weather, hustled as proof of long-term, global climate change. But here are five reasons to remain unconvinced that humans are culpable for such acts of nature. 1. Actual data trumps forecasts. No matter how you measure it, the global average...
  • Dow plunges 300 points as oil falls below $50

    01/05/2015 10:57:16 AM PST · by Signalman · 76 replies
    CNNMoney ^ | 1/5/2014 | Heather Long
    It's quite the sobering Monday on Wall Street as many traders and investors return from their holiday hiatus. The Dow plunged over 300 points in mid-day trading as stock markets around the world fell sharply. What's going on? The main culprits of market jitters these days are falling oil prices and the souring global economy. Crude oil now trades at about $50 and even dipped briefly below that level on Monday -- another psychological threshold for the market. Experts now predict oil could go as low as $40 or even $30 a barrel. While that's great for U.S. consumers, who...
  • The Great Pause lengthens again (no global warming 18yrs 3 mos)

    01/03/2015 8:39:06 PM PST · by Signalman · 23 replies
    WUWT ^ | Jan.3, 2014 | Christopher Monckton
    Since October 1996 there has been no global warming at all (Fig. 1). This month’s RSS [1] temperature plot pushes up the period without any global warming from 18 years 2 months to 18 years 3 months.
  • Fuel prices going up as greenhouse regulations hit gas, diesel fuels *(Kalifornia)

    12/30/2014 12:52:20 PM PST · by Signalman · 25 replies
    WUWT ^ | 12/30/2014 | Anthony Watts/Josh Richman
    By Josh Richman San Jose Mercury News 12/29/14 07:18 PM After months of seeing gas prices sink ever lower, Californians will ring in 2015 by paying more at the pump as a result of the state’s landmark greenhouse-gas emissions law. But how much more we’ll pay, and whether it’s worth it, remains bitterly debated among oil companies, some state lawmakers and environmentalists. Starting Thursday, gasoline and diesel producers will be subject to the state’s cap-and-trade system, forcing them either to supply lower-carbon fuels — which are more expensive to produce — or to buy pollution permits for the greenhouse gases...
  • Europe to Greet New Year with Snow and Cold

    12/29/2014 6:03:14 PM PST · by Signalman · 8 replies
    Roy Spencer ^ | 12/25/2014 | Roy Spencer
    Over the next seven days you can expect many news stories coming out of Europe concerning an unusually cold and snowy weather pattern setting up that will hit southern and eastern Europe the hardest. Up to two feet of snow will occur in some areas with balmy Portugal being the only European country to escape snowfall. As the following total snowfall forecast map through January 1 shows, even southern Italy, Greece, and far northern Africa can expect snow
  • Arctic cold blast, freezing rain/snow expected for New Years Day

    12/29/2014 1:11:27 PM PST · by Signalman · 24 replies
    WUWT ^ | 12/29/2014 | Anthony Watts
    A blast of cold Arctic air is likely to be plunging all the way to Mexico by New Years Day. Arctic air will move back into the central Plains, Great Lake States and Western U.S. this week. Winter Storm Warnings, Winter Weather Advisories and Wind Chill Advisories are in effect in many areas and more are expected.
  • Story of the $72 million teen trader unravels

    12/15/2014 7:18:24 PM PST · by Signalman · 63 replies
    cnnmoney ^ | 12/15/14 | Tom Kludt
    It didn't take long for New York Magazine's story on a 17-year-old stock whiz with a rumored net worth of $72 million to make a splash. But the story's juicy premise unraveled almost as quickly. Wapo.com Jessica Pressler wrote the profile of Mohammed Islam, a senior at Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan, for a feature called "Reasons to Love New York." After getting an advanced look at Pressler's piece, the New York Post put the improbable story on its Sunday front page. By Monday morning, Islam's story was one of the hottest on Facebook. Then it fell apart. In an...
  • OPEC isn't scared of $40 oil

    12/14/2014 1:42:51 PM PST · by Signalman · 15 replies
    CNNMoney ^ | 12/14/2014 | Gregory Wallace
    OPEC won't rush to cut oil production even if prices fall as low as $40 per barrel, one of the cartel's members said Sunday. The energy minister for the United Arab Emirates told Bloomberg at a Dubai conference that the middle eastern oil producers believe "the market will stabilize itself." "We are not going to change our minds because the prices went to $60 or to $40," Suhail Al-Mazrouei said. Even as it has watched prices dip, OPEC declined to cut back on production at its November meeting. Some observers had expected a production cut to boost the price of...
  • Is this finally the end of the bull market?

    12/12/2014 3:07:28 PM PST · by Signalman · 24 replies
    CNNMoney ^ | 12/12/2014 | Paul La Monica
    Stocks plunged from mid-September through mid-October before staging a sharp rebound that culminated with the Dow hitting a new all-time high just a week ago on the back of a strong U.S. jobs report. Heading into this week, many investors were predicting that the Dow would soon top 18,000 for the first time. But the sharp sell-off in oil has changed all that. Crude prices are now below $58 a barrel, their lowest level in more than five years. Energy stocks have been hit hard as a result. However, oil stocks were not the only big losers on Friday --...
  • Plunging oil prices may trigger unrest

    12/12/2014 8:38:48 AM PST · by Signalman · 90 replies
    CNNMoney ^ | 12/12/2014 | Mark Thompson
    A global glut of oil will persist next year, putting further pressure on prices and raising the risk of unrest in some producing countries. That's the stark warning from the Paris-based International Energy Agency, which on Friday cut its forecast for global demand growth in 2015. It now sees demand growing by less than 1% next year. Oil prices have already fallen by more than 40% in six months, but there's little sign of that stimulating demand yet, or constraining production enough to remove excess supply. "Oil price drops are sometimes described as a 'tax cut' and a boon for...
  • Crude Oil Prices and the Coming Fall of OPEC

    12/11/2014 6:53:03 PM PST · by Signalman · 14 replies
    mondaymorning.com ^ | 12/5/2014 | Dr. Kent Moors
    Every 10 or 20 years a series of watershed events come together that change the face of the international energy picture. The Saudi-led war on crude oil prices is one of these pivotal situations. And while others fret about what the OPEC production move means, I'm actually meeting with the guys who made the decision. I can tell you that what's unfolding here in the desert will have a decisive impact on producers, end users, and government/corporate policymakers worldwide. Of course, I've been involved in a fair share of all of this for over 40 years, from both the public...
  • Obama’s Climate Deal with China Backfires (They want the $$$ first)

    12/05/2014 9:52:58 AM PST · by Signalman · 17 replies
  • Onward marches the Great Pause (Gorebull warming)

    12/04/2014 8:02:18 AM PST · by Signalman · 10 replies
    WUWT ^ | 12/3/2014 | Christopher Monckton
    Since October 1996 there has been no global warming at all (Fig. 1). This month’s RSS temperature plot pushes up the period without any global warming from 18 years 1 month to 18 years 2 months (indeed, very nearly 18 years 3 months). Will this devastating chart be displayed anywhere at the Lima conference? Don’t bet on it. The hiatus period of 18 years 2 months, or 218 months, is the farthest back one can go in the RSS satellite temperature record and still show a sub-zero trend. What will the chart look like this time next year, at the...
  • 2014 MST3K Turkey Day Marathon

    11/27/2014 8:29:56 AM PST · by Signalman · 37 replies
    youtube ^ | 11/27/2014 | self
    For all of you fans of Mystery Science Theatre 3000. Youtube will present an MST3K marathon beginning at 12PM EST (9AM PST) Whadda ya think, sirs? click the link.
  • Police pursuit Los Angeles

    11/24/2014 1:12:23 PM PST · by Signalman · 22 replies
    ktla ^ | 11/24/2014 | self
    Police pursuit
  • Crack Up: Democrats Fracturing Over Obama's Executive Amnesty?

    11/18/2014 12:12:03 PM PST · by Signalman · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 11/19/2014 | Guy Benson
    Having endured an electoral beating two weeks ago, and staring at poor-to-horrific polling, some Congressional Democrats may be getting cold feet on President Obama's impending immigration policy upheaval by executive fiat. A liberal blogger at the Washington Post worries that in spite of the fact that most Senate Democrats are locking arms in support of Obama diminishing their Constitutional power, some back-benchers from red and purple states may be nervously eyeing an escape hatch. And liberals are preparing a blitz of pressure to bring any wayward partisans back in line: What happens if a half dozen Senate Dems defect and...
  • Frigid Week Ahead for Most of the U.S.

    11/07/2014 8:18:56 PM PST · by Signalman · 29 replies
    Roy Spencer ^ | 11/7/2014 | Roy Spencer
    Brace yourself for more “polar vortex” news stories by the middle of next week. An unusually widespread and persistent cold air mass will grip all but the U.S. Southwest and Florida by late in the week. It’s origins can be traced back to eastern Siberia a week ago, then it crossed the Arctic Ocean and northwest Canada. It will enter Montana and the Dakotas on Sunday, then gradually sink south and east as the week progresses. The latest forecast for 7-day average temperature departures from normal shows widespread 10 to 15 deg. F below normal over much of the nation...
  • 100 Year Snow Records broken across the South Eastern US on October 31st and November 01st

    11/03/2014 10:25:17 AM PST · by Signalman · 12 replies
    WUWT ^ | 10/3/2014 | Guest Blogger
    It was the earliest and heaviest snow in several places since records have been kept dating as far back as 1880. 100 Year Snow Records broken across the South Eastern US on October 31st and November 01st. It was the earliest and heaviest snow in several places since records have been kept dating as far back as 1880. Reduced sunspot count shows Solar hibernation is occurring along with the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) showing a cooling Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Multi-Decadal Oscillation (AMO) Atlantic Ocean temperature is predicted to fall by 2020, which screams of cooling events to take...
  • Gov. Scott Walker opens 7-point lead over Mary Burke in last MU poll before election

    10/29/2014 11:51:09 AM PDT · by Signalman · 48 replies
    Milwaukee Biz Journal ^ | 10/29/2014 | Ron Kirchen
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker apparently regained his stride with likely voters, opening a 7-percentage-point lead over Democratic challenger Mary Burke, according to a new Marquette Law School poll. The Marquette poll, which has an excellent track record for predicting Wisconsin election results, found that 50 percent of likely voters support Walker compared with 43 percent for Burke. Those figures represent a major shift from previous polls that showed the race neck-and-neck including an Oct. 15 poll where Walker and Burke were tied at 47 percent among likely voters. The reason for the changing tide in the Wisconsin governor's race is...
  • SCOTT BROWN TAKES LEAD AGAIN AS REPUBLICANS ZONE IN ON NEW HAMPSHIRE (likely voters)

    10/28/2014 11:44:18 AM PDT · by Signalman · 38 replies
    Brieibart ^ | 10/28/2014 | Matthew Boyle
    Brown is up 48.3 percent to Shaheen’s 46.8 percent in the poll of 1,132 likely voters statewide. The poll was conducted on Oct. 24, and has a margin of error of 2.91 percent. Dr. Wayne Lesperance, New England College's director of the Center for Civic Engagement, attributed Brown’s success to narrowing Shaheen’s lead among women voters. “A 1.5 percent margin is incredibly narrow and makes this race a statistical dead heat. Brown’s recent success comes from narrowing the lead Shaheen had with women to just under 5 percent,” Lesperance said. Shaheen has attempted to reignite the “war on women” rhetoric...
  • Woman Begs America to Kill Her So ISIS will Stop Raping Her

    10/27/2014 11:58:38 AM PDT · by Signalman · 49 replies
    Eagle Rising ^ | 27 Oct 2014 | Onan Coca
    While they may be appearing less often in the daily news cycle – the atrocities being committed by ISIS continue unabated. The innocent, weak and defenseless people living under ISIS rule in Iraq and Syria face horrific and inhuman choices everyday. Over the last few months we’ve brought you stories of massacres, beheadings, beatings, torture, rape and monstrous brutality… have we become inured to the horrors? The BBC was interviewing Kurdish activists in London with direct knowledge of what is happening on the ground within ISIS controlled Iraq and Syria when they told the story of a young Yazidi girl....
  • Weather Channel Founder John Coleman: There is no significant man-made global warming at this time

    10/24/2014 9:17:27 AM PDT · by Signalman · 16 replies
    WUWT ^ | 10/23/2014 | Anthony Watts
    John Coleman, the founder of Weather Channel, has written an open letter, in which he claims the theory of anthropogenic climate change is no longer scientifically credible. So far The Express, a major British newspaper, and the American news service WND, have provided favorable coverage of the letter. The Express article has also been linked to by the Drudge Report, giving it wide exposure. The full text of the letter is as follows: _______________________________________ Dear UCLA Hammer Forum officials, There is no significant man-made global warming at this time, there has been none in the past and there is no...
  • DishTV has removed a number of stations! (vanity)

    10/21/2014 5:34:45 PM PDT · by Signalman · 107 replies
    Self ^ | 10/21/2014 | self
    Dish TV has eliminated a number of stations (unfortunately, MSNBC was not one of them). From their website: "Our contract with Turner Networks (Turner) has expired and they have removed CNN, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, CNN en Espańol, Headline News, truTV, and Turner Classic Movies from DISH’s channel lineup At DISH, we believe the customer should always come first. That’s why we work hard to bring you the best programming at a fair value. Learn more about our commitment to you." Should I switch to DirectTV?
  • Gardner Pulling Away in Colorado?

    10/21/2014 9:56:38 AM PDT · by Signalman · 22 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 10/16/2014 | Michael Warren
    Republican Cory Gardner leads incumbent Democrat Mark Udall in the fourth straight poll of the U.S. Senate race in Colorado. The new Quinnipiac poll of likely Colorado voters finds Gardner ahead of Udall by 6 points, 47 percent to 41 percent, while 8 percent support an independent candidate. With that independent discounted and in a head-to-head match-up, Gardner leads 49 percent to 44 percent. That gives the 2-term House member from Yuma a 3-point lead in the Real Clear Politics average of polls against Udall, a first-term senator. Other recent polls from CNN, Fox News, and the Denver Post show...
  • EXCLUSIVE: OBAMA ADMINISTRATION QUIETLY PREPARES 'SURGE' OF MILLIONS OF NEW IMMIGRANT IDS

    10/20/2014 2:09:52 PM PDT · by Signalman · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/20/2014 | Breitbart
    Despite no official action from the president ahead of the election, the Obama administration has quietly begun preparing to issue millions of work authorization permits, suggesting the implementation of a large-scale executive amnesty may have already begun. Unnoticed until now, a draft solicitation for bids issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Oct. 6 says potential vendors must be capable of handling a “surge” scenario of 9 million id cards in one year “to support possible future immigration reform initiative requirements.” The request for proposals says the agency will need a minimum of four million cards per year. In...
  • Could It Possibly Get Any Worse?

    10/16/2014 12:28:14 PM PDT · by Signalman · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/15/2014 | Roger Simon
    The stock market is in free fall. The Islamic State is on the brink of taking Baghdad and Kobani. The Ebola crisis is spreading and seems on the verge of becoming a pandemic while the CDC is being unmasked as incompetent. The Iran talks are a charade and everyone expects that country to get the bomb. Our vaunted college campuses are transfixed by so-called micro-agressions and a supposed rape epidemic while banning the likes of Ayaan Hirsi Ali and George Will (!) from speaking — and they still cost nearly $70,000 a year. Our putative ally Turkey — you know,...
  • THE STAGGERING IMMIGRATION POLL NUMBERS DRIVING EVEN DEMOCRATS TO DENOUNCE AMNESTY

    10/16/2014 12:03:50 PM PDT · by Signalman · 18 replies
    Breitbart | 10/16/2014 | Jonathan Strong
    When a Democratic Senate candidate, a darling of Hollywood liberals, starts attacking Republicans over supporting amnesty, you know something is going on, even if it is in a red state. Allison Grimes, who says she supports a pathway to citizenship for millions of illegal aliens, was “caught” running an ad in Kentucky attacking Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell for voting to give “amnesty” to 3 million “illegal aliens” – in 1986. The ad was unlisted on her YouTube account, and since garnering attention on the left has caused a major brouhaha on the left. In New Hampshire, former-Sen. Scott Brown...
  • Turnout fears mount for Dems

    10/13/2014 11:22:10 AM PDT · by Signalman · 22 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 10/11/14 | Cristina Marcos
    The Democratic Party's worst fears about the midterm election look to be coming true. Polling in recent weeks suggests turnout on Election Day could be very low, even by the standards of recent midterms. That’s bad news for Democrats because core groups in the liberal base are more likely to stay home than are people in the demographic segments that lean Republican. A Gallup poll last week found that voters are less engaged in this year's midterms than they were in 2010 and 2006. Only 33 percent of respondents said they were giving at least “some” thought to the upcoming...
  • U.S. Stocks End Lower (DJIA down 115)

    10/10/2014 1:26:07 PM PDT · by Signalman · 25 replies
    WSJ ^ | 10/10/2014 | Corrie Driebusch
    *U.S. Stocks End Lower; DJIA Drops 115 Points, or 0.7% *Nasdaq Composite Sinks 2.3%
  • Now they tell us: Turning on your president

    10/10/2014 12:24:58 PM PDT · by Signalman · 35 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/9/2014 | Bill McGurn
    Joe Biden has a point. “I’m finding that former administration officials, as soon as they leave, write books, which I think is inappropriate,” Biden said this week. He went on to add, “At least give the guy a chance to get out of office.” I’m with Joe here, and I say this as a man who believes you’d be hard-pressed to find a single national-security or foreign-policy issue where Biden has been right. The vice president’s snark was aimed at Leon Panetta, the most recent of his former administration colleagues to publish memoirs that highlight the faculty-lounge fecklessness of the...
  • Extreme turbulence: Stocks suffer steepest drop of 2014 (-315 pts)

    10/09/2014 1:32:26 PM PDT · by Signalman · 27 replies
    CNNMoney ^ | 10/9/2015 | Matt Eagan
    If the stock market were a transatlantic flight, the ride just went from uncomfortably bumpy to white-knuckle turbulence. The Dow plunged 335 points on Thursday, its worst day of the entire year on a point basis. What's behind all of this volatility? Market moves aren't always logical, but it's clear that investors are growing increasingly nervous about the fate of the European and Chinese economies. And they don't know how that will change the Federal Reserve's plans to remove the easy-money punchbowl. The violent swings in the market confused professionals and retail investors alike. "Everyone who thought they were in...
  • Harvard Students Claim America Is A Bigger Threat Than ISIS (video)

    10/08/2014 2:46:17 PM PDT · by Signalman · 19 replies
    youtube ^ | 10/7/2014 | Campus Reform
    Here's what happens to your mind when you attend an Institution of Lower Living.
  • Wal-Mart cuts health benefits for 30,000 part-timers

    10/07/2014 2:50:05 PM PDT · by Signalman · 32 replies
    CNNMoney ^ | 10/7/2014 | Katy Lobosco
    Wal-Mart, the country's largest retailer, is eliminating health benefits for about 30,000 employees to control its rising healthcare costs. The cut applies to part-timers who work fewer than 30 hours a week, Wal-Mart said Tuesday. It impacts 2% of the company's U.S. workforce. More of Wal-Mart's employees signed up for health benefits this year than the company expected, which boosted the company's costs.. Obamacare requires everyone to have coverage, which has prompted people to compare plans available to them at work with plans offered on government exchanges. The cheapest and most popular Wal-Mart plan currently costs employees as little as...
  • Infamous Obama Cultist song ‘Sing for Change,’ six years later.(video at link)

    10/04/2014 1:47:20 PM PDT · by Signalman · 15 replies
    redstate ^ | 10/4/2014 | Moe Lane
    This song first showed up in 2008, and it did not age well. I’m going to put the lyrics under the fold, largely because people need to be reminded about just how messed up some parents can get when it comes to using their children as political props, but let me just note something first: lots of those kids are now trying to find summer jobs. Good luck, kids! – Because the folks that would hire you for said summer job can just as easily get a fifty year old these days, and frankly they’d rather have those.
  • Why Don’t More People Care About Global Warming?

    10/04/2014 9:14:32 AM PDT · by Signalman · 57 replies
    Roy Spencer ^ | 10/1/2014 | Roy Spencer
    Polls of voters consistently show that Americans place global warming (sometimes framed more generally as environmental concerns) at or near the bottom of their list of priorities. Most of the top concerns are almost always directly related to the economy. Yet, there were approximately 125,000 people who turned out for the People’s Climate March in New York City. Why aren’t there even more people marching against the poor economy and unemployment, since those are the biggest concerns? In a way, that really is what they were marching against. Mostly. Let me explain. First, people really can’t get worked up over...
  • Refugee Status (And Citizenship) Given To Central American Children (video) (future Dem voters)

    10/03/2014 2:53:50 PM PDT · by Signalman · 1 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 10/3/2014 | Dick Morris
    In this video commentary, I discuss how Obama is giving refugee status, and ultimately citizenship, to Central American children. Tune in!
  • Beginning Of The End Of ObamaCare – Dick Morris TV: Lunch Alert!

    10/02/2014 8:28:20 PM PDT · by Signalman · 6 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 10/2/2014 | Dick Morris
    In this video commentary, I discuss the beginning of the end of ObamaCare. Tune in!
  • ISIS fighters now 'at the gates of Baghdad

    09/29/2014 9:18:37 PM PDT · by Signalman · 38 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 9/29/2014 | John Hall
    Fierce fighting has been reported on the outskirts of Baghdad where ISIS militants are attempting to seize control of the Iraqi capital - despite ongoing Western airstrikes against the terror group. The fighting is taking place just one mile to the west of the city, with government forces desperately trying to hold off the militants, who allegedly killed up to 1,000 soldiers during clashes yesterday. ISIS have held a number of towns and villages close to the Iraqi capital since earlier in the year, when government troops melted away following a lightning advance in the west of the country -...
  • The de-evolution of climate activism (video)

    09/27/2014 2:28:17 PM PDT · by Signalman · 11 replies
    WUWT ^ | 26 Sept. 2014 | Anthony Watts
    National Review’s Katherine Timpf interviews protestors at the Flood Wall Street climate march. Some segments are just unbearable to watch. The video pretty much tells you all you need to know.
  • Global Temperature Update No global warming for 17 years 11 months …

    09/25/2014 12:56:40 PM PDT · by Signalman · 11 replies
    Climate Depot ^ | 9/7/2014 | Christopher Monckton
    The Great Pause has now persisted for 17 years 11 months. Indeed, to three decimal places on a per-decade basis, there has been no global warming for 18 full years. Professor Ross McKitrick, however, has upped the ante with a new statistical paper to say there has been no global warming for 19 years. Whichever value one adopts, it is becoming harder and harder to maintain that we face a “climate crisis” Remote Sensing Systems’ satellite-based monthly global mean lower-troposphere temperature dataset, there has been no global warming – none at all – for at least 215 months. This is...
  • Tech trouble sparks wave of selling on Wall Street (DJIA down 246)

    09/25/2014 12:24:18 PM PDT · by Signalman · 6 replies
    CNNMoney ^ | 9/25/2014 | Matt Eagan
    CNNMoney's Fear & Greed Index is now flashing "extreme fear," compared with just "fear" a week ago. Very recently, this gauge was in all-out "greed" territory. Safe haven demand, a key metric in the Fear & Greed Index, switched to "extreme fear" from "neutral" earlier this week. It's important to remember that low trading volumes caused by the Rosh Hashanah holiday could be exacerbating the selloff. Low volume makes it harder for buyers and sellers to pair up. Sour Apple: One stock that's not seeing a shortage of volume is Apple. The tech giant dropped 3% on Thursday in the...
  • Voter Fraud: The Indispensable Element In Obama’s Grand Plan – Dick Morris TV: Lunch Alert!

    09/25/2014 8:58:32 AM PDT · by Signalman · 14 replies
    Dickmorris.com ^ | 9/25/2014 | Dick Morris
    In this video commentary, I discuss voter fraud and the role it plays in Obama’s grand plan. Tune in!
  • Record sea ice around Antarctica due to global warming (This is not satire)

    09/23/2014 9:04:40 AM PDT · by Signalman · 34 replies
    New Scientist ^ | 17 Sept 2014 | New Scientist
    IT JUST gets bigger. The extent of the sea ice around Antarctica has hit a record high – for the third year running. Counter-intuitively, global warming is responsible. Since satellite records began in 1979, the winter maximum sea ice cover around Antarctica has been growing at 1.5 per cent per decade. This year has long been on track for a new annual record, with 150 daily records already set. The record was finally broken on 15 September and sea ice extent has increased since, according to data from the US National Snow and Ice Data Center analysed by Australia's Bureau...
  • Arizona Dems Fly Mexican Flag

    09/15/2014 4:17:23 PM PDT · by Signalman · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/15/2014 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    Volunteers for Arizona’s Democratic nominee for governor and sitting congressman flew a Mexican flag — and only a Mexican flag — on their parade float over the weekend. Sonoran Alliance tweeted an image of the float Saturday, which features banners in support of Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick and Democratic candidate for governor Fred DuVall, and a Mexican flag. A spokesman for Rep. Kirkpatrick said the float was run by volunteers, and the congresswoman was not present.
  • A legacy of failure

    09/13/2014 8:17:27 AM PDT · by Signalman · 8 replies
    CFP ^ | 9/13/2014 | Klaus Rorich
    Back during the 2008 presidential campaign a lot of conservatives predicted that if Obama were elected president his administration would amount to Jimmy Carter’s second term. Little did anyone at the time realize just how prescient those predictions turned out to be. After all, it was Jimmy Carter that enabled Islamic fundamentalism to take root in Iran through his support in deposing Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. It’s very likely true that the Shah was a son-of-a-gun that established SAVAK, a secret police force that brutally suppressed any political opposition against the regime. But in point of fact, he was our...
  • Climate Craziness of the week: “We Have Five Years to Stop Building Coal Plants and Gas-Powered Cars

    09/12/2014 7:59:12 AM PDT · by Signalman · 20 replies
    WUWT ^ | 9/12/14 | Anthony Watts
    Written by Stephen Leahy at "motherboard" Here’s the frightening implication of a landmark study on carbon emissions: By 2018, no new cars, homes, schools, factories, or electrical power plants should be built anywhere in the world, ever again, unless they’re either replacements for old ones or carbon neutral. Otherwise greenhouse gas emissions will push global warming past 2˚C of temperature rise worldwide, threatening the survival of many people currently living on the planet. Every climate expert will tell you we’re on a tight carbon budget as it is—that only so many tons of carbon dioxide can be pumped into the...
  • List of excuses for ‘the pause’ in global warming is now up to 52

    09/11/2014 4:07:36 PM PDT · by Signalman · 12 replies
    WUWT ^ | 9/11/2014 | Anthony Watts
    An updated list of at least 29 32 36 38 39 41 51 52 excuses for the 18-26 year statistically significant ‘pause’ in global warming, including recent scientific papers, media quotes, blogs, and related debunkings: 1) Low solar activity 2) Oceans ate the global warming [debunked] [debunked] [debunked] 3) Chinese coal use [debunked] 4) Montreal Protocol 5) What ‘pause’? [debunked] [debunked] [debunked] [debunked] 6) Volcanic aerosols [debunked] 7) Stratospheric Water Vapor 8) Faster Pacific trade winds [debunked] 9) Stadium Waves 10) ‘Coincidence!’ 11) Pine aerosols 12) It’s “not so unusual” and “no more than natural variability” 13) “Scientists looking at...
  • Republicans Leading In 8 Senate Races – Dick Morris TV: Lunch Alert! (video)

    09/11/2014 3:55:19 PM PDT · by Signalman · 9 replies
    Dickmorris.com ^ | 9/10/2014 | Dick Morris
    In this video commentary, I discuss how Republicans are leading in 8 Senate races. Tune in!