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  • Brisbane (Australia) hits coldest temperature in 103 years

    07/12/2014 11:12:29 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    theaustralian.com.au ^ | July 12, 2014 10:59AM | Chris McMahon, Sharnee Rawson
    ******************************************************************************* If you are lucky enough to be reading this from the comfort of your blankets, it might be best to stay there, as Brisbane has hit its coldest temperatures in 103 years. Not since July 28 1911 has Brisbane felt this cold, getting down to a brisk 2.6C at 6.41am.At 7am, it inched up to 3.3C.Matt Bass, meteorologist from BOM, said the region was well below our average temperatures.“If it felt cold, that’s because it was, breaking that record is pretty phenomenal for Brisbane,” Bass said.“The average for this time of year is 12C, so Brisbane was about 9C...
  • The Open-Borders Conspiracy (Flashback !!!)

    07/11/2014 5:37:51 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | 07/15/2002 | Robert Locke
    If I could choose to have my readers learn one and only one thing from what I write, it would be that America's problems are not the result of blind, much less inevitable, forces, but are the consequences of deliberate political action by motivated individuals and groups. Nowhere is this clearer than in the case of our ongoing immigration crisis. Let's trace the lines of influence in the open-borders conspiracy, a word I use despite its connotations of grassy knollology because in this case it is factually appropriate. Given who has been pushing mass immigration in America and how open...
  • Solar Notch-Delay Model Released (Dr. David Evans Mpdel --from Australia)

    07/10/2014 1:30:40 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | July 8, 2014 | by Anthony Watts
    Readers may recall the contentious discussions that occurred on this thread a couple of weeks back. Both Willis Eschenbach and Dr. Leif Svalgaard were quite combative over the fact that the model data had not been released. But that aside, there is good news. David Archibald writes in to tell us that the model has been released and that we can examine it. Links to the details follow.While this is a very welcome update, from my viewpoint the timing of this could not be worse, given that a number of people including myself are in the middle of the ICCC9...
  • Galveston County, League City OK resolution telling feds not to bring illegal immigrants to area

    07/10/2014 1:12:23 PM PDT · by patriot08 · 7 replies
    12 News ^ | 7/10/14 | patriot08
    HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Local communities are letting the federal government know they don't want illegal immigrants there. League City City Council passed an resolution that will prohibit the federal government from setting up any undocumented immigrant shelters with in the city limits. The resolution passed 6-2. It's the second resolution of it's kind that was passed Tuesday. Galveston County passed a similar resolution earlier Tuesday in a 4-1 vote. The resolution suggests that immigrants children detained at the border may have diseases, and therefore the public needs to be protected. There is also a big push under this resolution to...
  • Your Congressman refuses to stop Mexico Border games, choosing to work for the Ford Foundation

    07/10/2014 12:55:50 PM PDT · by PieterCasparzen · 2 replies
    Vanity | 7/10/2014 | Self
    The most any Congressman is doing about the Federal importation of illegal aliens is spewing political rhetoric. This is a pre-planned operation that has been the focus of the financial elites and the hundreds, if not thousands, of well-endowed foundations in their foundation system for over a decade. Fedgov leaders know all about this program, but will never discuss it publicly. They will always do nothing to hinder the foundation system's goals. All one has to do is research a little on the foundations' (like Ford Foundation) websites, where they happily disclose their seemingly unending desire to help corporate America...
  • Defiant Obama Refuses to Visit Border: I'm 'Intimately Aware' of Everything Taking Place

    07/10/2014 6:03:01 AM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07-09-2014 | Tony Lee
    I'm posting this in chat as I don't consider it news and, frankly, though it didn't come up in a search, I'm not completely sure it's not posted prior with a different headline and I didn't see it. I think it's appropriate to prompt specific discussion about the meaning of this statement the Puppet made, "Nothing that is taking place down there that I am not intimately aware of or briefed on." President Barack Obama
  • Obama wants 4 Billion Dollars... I know where he can find it! ~ Vanity

    07/09/2014 2:50:23 PM PDT · by GraceG · 8 replies
    Here is their address: Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America 1615 H Street, NW Washington, DC 20062-2000 Here is their phone number: Main Number: 202-659-6000 Customer Service: 1-800-638-6582 Maybe Obama can take his Phone and call them up and ask for the 3.7 Billion dollars needed for the Dreamers... He can even lend his pen to the Chamber Cronies so they can write the check for him too... https://www.uschamber.com/immigration Screw the Chamber of Cronies, they wanted this so damned bad let them pay for the mess they along with Obama helped to create.
  • Sheriff's deputy will NOT be charged for shooting dead 13-year-old boy ...

    07/08/2014 7:08:32 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 151 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | July 8, 2014 | ASSOCIATED PRESS and DAILY MAIL REPORTER
    Prosecutors said Monday they will not file criminal charges against a Northern California sheriff's deputy who shot and killed a 13-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun he mistook for an assault rifle.... Deputy Erick Gelhaus, 48, fired multiple rounds in response to what he believed was an imminent threat of death, Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced at a news conference. 'While in the lawful performance of his duty, Deputy Gelhaus was faced with a highly unpredictable and rapidly evolving situation,' Ravitch said. 'He believed honestly and reasonably that he was faced with a do-or-die dilemma.' 'While this was...
  • Saudi Prince Cries at Meeting With Guards

    07/07/2014 7:22:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Sunday, July 06, 2014
    Saudi Arabia’s Minister of National Guard Prince Mutaib bin Abdullah, the son of King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz, cried during a meeting with national guard members. A YouTube film published in Sada newspaper showed the 61-year-old Prince, who was named to this past in 2013, sobbed and cried as he covered his face with a tissue. He then took the tissue off and addressed the guards :”.... anyone who does not like you…oh members of the national guards.” The paper said the film was circulated on social networks in Saudi Arabia and viewed by a large number of people but...
  • Is Obama Experiencing a Power Thing by Destroying America According Using the Cloward-Piven Plan?

    07/07/2014 7:13:01 PM PDT · by Stayfree · 10 replies
    Self | July 7, 2014 | Self(vanity)
    Obviously Obama is using Cloward-Piven strategy to destroy our beloved country before our very eyes by flooding the system of welfare with illegals as well as Obamacare subsidies, getting student aid and 49% of the public receiving govt. assistance. Time to remove him from power.................
  • Will Australia get carbon trading? The Palmer and Al Gore paradox goes on…

    07/07/2014 6:06:25 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies
    joannenova.com.au ^ | July 8th, 2014 | Joanne
    Palmer is offering to vote for Tony Abbott’s Direct Action Plan as long as he gets “his” Emissions Trading Scheme as well (the one he didn’t want eight weeks ago, to solve a problem he didn’t believe existed). None of it makes sense on its face. Clive Palmer, the coal miner and die-hard unbeliever, appears to “want” an ETS, the Climate Change Authority, the Clean Energy Finance Corporation and direct action to reduce CO2 as well as the RET.  (And some say that Gore lost?)Is Palmer just playing games with both the Coalition and the media, holding cards for negotiation-sake,...
  • The 2014 El Nińo is looking more and more like a bust

    07/06/2014 7:51:30 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 25 replies
    //wattsupwiththat.com ^ | July 6, 2014 | by Anthony Watts
    Peru says El Nińo threat over, waters cooling and fish returningLIMA (Reuters) – The worst of the potentially disastrous weather pattern El Nino is now behind Peru and cooling sea temperatures are luring back schools of anchovy, the key ingredient in fishmeal, authorities said on Friday.Temperatures in Peru’s Pacific peaked in June, rising 3 degrees Celsius (5.4 Fahrenheit) above average levels, but have since retreated and will likely return to normal by August, the state committee that studies El Nino said.“The possibility of us seeing an extraordinary Nino is ruled out,” said German Vasquez, the head of the committee.Read more:...
  • Lying with Statistics: The National Climate Assessment Falsely Hypes Ice Loss ...

    07/06/2014 7:41:36 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 23 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | July 6, 2014 | by Guest Blogger
    Lying with Statistics: The National Climate Assessment Falsely Hypes Ice Loss in Greenland and AntarcticaPosted on July 6, 2014 by Guest Blogger by E. Calvin Beisner and J.C. KeisterHow fast are Greenland and Antarctica losing ice?If you trust the National Climate Assessment (NCA), you’ll think, “Very fast!” And that’s intentional. The aim is to provoke fear so the American public will support the Obama administration’s aim to spend $Trillions fighting global warming.Here’s how the NCA (in Appendix 4, FAQ-L) depicts the rate of loss from the ice sheets covering Greenland and Antarctica: Pretty steep declines, right? Downright scary.But if there’s any...
  • More strange adventures in TSI data: the miracle of 900 fabricated, fraudulent days ( Solar Model)

    07/05/2014 5:41:12 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 16 replies
    joannenova.com.au ^ | July 4th, 2014 | Joanne
    Award Winning Skeptics and the Ninth International Conference on Climate Change »     « Weekend Unthreaded More strange adventures in TSI data: the miracle of 900 fabricated, fraudulent days Funny things happen on the Internet sometimes. Rather spectacular claims were made that 900 days of data “were fabricated”. This claim was described as not just speculation, but “a demonstrable fact”, and worse, the crime was apparently even “admitted to” by the man himself! Except that none of it was real, and three tiny misunderstood dots were not fabricated, not data, and not important. Welcome to a Bermuda-Triangle-moment in...
  • Arnold, Maryland

    07/05/2014 4:58:51 PM PDT · by napscoordinator · 68 replies
    Neighborhood.com ^ | 5 July 2014 | napscoordinator
    Everyone bashes Maryland so I wanted to show folks where I live in Maryland and PROVE that it is NOT a communist state. Read every word before you call me a liar.....lol. Arnold is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 23,106 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Arnold is the 47th largest community in Maryland. Housing costs in Arnold are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don’t compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in...
  • Brazil's Macumba Priests Ready Voodoo Dolls for World Cup

    07/05/2014 4:27:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    NDTV ^ | July 05, 2014
    Voodoo dolls of Colombian star James Rodriguez, candles in Brazil colours and prayers to deities, Neymar and co are getting full support from the World Cup hosts' Afro-Brazilian religions. Before every game, Helio Sillman lights four yellow, green and blue candles in the colours of the national flag and places them in a rectangular box representing a football pitch. He places dolls inside and sends them "strength and energy," with the help of Orixas, the gods of Macumba and other religions that mix Roman Catholic and African beliefs.
  • REM's Michael Stipe delayed HIV test to stay out of the, um, Reagan-Bush internment camps

    07/05/2014 10:42:18 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 50 replies
    Cain TV ^ | Monday June 30th, 2014 | Dan Calabrese
    You remember those, right?If you ever wonder where delusional left-wingers get their ideas that what is happening in the world, it's useful to know your history. They didn't just start believing crazy things when George W. Bush won the Florida recount, or when dastardly Republicans started criticizing Barack Obama. They've been this way for a long time.And as is so often the case, the insanity is influenced and often led by figures in pop culture. REM front man Michael Stipe provided a perfect example in a recent statement about why, back in the 1980s, he decided not to get tested...
  • Where Are The Federal, State, County & City Health Agencies While Obama Spreads Contagious Diseases?

    07/04/2014 5:57:45 PM PDT · by Stayfree · 17 replies
    Self | July 4, 2014 | Self(vanity)
    While Obama is spreading 65,000 illegal alien children most of whom have serious communicable diseases around the country, where are the thousands of health agencies around the country trying to fight this massive injection of disease into this country?
  • Reform Math Must be Destroyed Root and Branch

    07/04/2014 1:37:17 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 10, 2014 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    The Education Establishment went way too far, and this has presented the country with a unique opportunity for real improvement of the public schools. As never before, parents across the United States will tell you emphatically that they hate Common Core, and they especially hate Common Core Math. The Education Establishment will try to maneuver around this revulsion. Compromises will be offered. The same dumb ideas will be repackaged as something new and wonderful. The challenge is to refuse to compromise. Sometimes a good thing, compromise is now the biggest threat to genuine reform. Our Education Establishment has been selling...
  • Vanity: Illegal immigrant children = obama's smallpox blankets

    07/04/2014 10:26:02 AM PDT · by goodwithagun · 19 replies
    The white man has been crucified by history for infecting others with diseases. Is obama's personally manufactured border crisis a similar situation? Is the manufactured crisis his smallpox blankets (yes I know the original incident is greatly exaggerated by liberal historians), with the added benefit of additional voters and additional takers to bring the country down even further?
  • CIA claims that UFOs over Norway were U-2 flights

    07/04/2014 10:12:32 AM PDT · by GreyFriar · 19 replies
    the Daily Mail ^ | July 4, 2014 | Jonathan O'Callaghan
    FULL TITLE: Were aliens the source of UFOs spotted above Norway in the 1950s? No, says the CIA: ‘That was us’ The CIA has claimed responsibility for various UFO sightings in the 1950s They say lights over Norway can be attributed to their U-2 aircraft The plane began flying in secret from 1955 and remains in operation today It is capable of flying up to 70,000 feet, meaning it was much higher than conventional planes in the 50s and 60s This meant that, when some pilots saw sunlight glint off the planes above them, they reported them as UFOs as...
  • Obama Admits He Is A Muslim (Video- In His Own Words)

    07/03/2014 7:09:56 PM PDT · by equalator · 11 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8-7-2009
    Obama admits that he is a Muslim. Obama bowing before a Muslim king. Obama talking about his Muslim family. Obama quoting from the Koran. Obama defending Islam. Obama visiting a Mosque. And many more clips of Obama and his Muslim connections.
  • Obama Celebrates Independence Day by Murdering Bald Eagles

    07/03/2014 12:42:01 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 17 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 4, 2014 | Andrew Stiles
    President Obama will celebrate the 4th of July weekend in part by ritually sacrificing majestic bald eagles on the altar of “green energy.” Liberals might call that progress. Real Americans would rightly call it what it is: bird murder. Last week, the Obama administration gave a California wind farm permission to kill bald eagles with impunity for up to 30 years. The birds are supposed to be protected under federal law; without a waiver from the president, killing them would result in six-figure fines and up to 18 months in prison per eagle. The move is just the latest escalation...
  • Att: Suggestions needed to take advantage of created crisis

    07/03/2014 6:40:50 AM PDT · by StaffiT
    The People’s Cube ^ | 7/1/2014 | Comrade Šterpin
    Tovarishchi, we are in the midst of sheer genius .. well semi- sheer genius since comrade Botox was not the first to put Forward such a plan. Comrades Cloward & Piven were some of the first to propose creating a crisis and using it for crass political gain and Genosse Hitler was one to use Reichstag fire crisis to seize power. But in the case of Madame Botox, we have a modern day example of a naked attempt to do this in front of our very eyes and ears.. {apologies to mind’s eye using word ‘naked’ in same sentence...
  • EPA Gets Smacked Around by SCOTUS (June 2014 )

    07/02/2014 12:07:11 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    powerlineblog.com ^ | June 23, 2014 | Steven Hayward
    Today’s Supreme Court decision in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA is potentially a huge setback for the climatistas and the Obama administration’s recent proposal to regulate greenhouse gases through the Clean Air Act, though it is a complicated opinion and will take a while to unravel.  It is a typical 5 -4 ruling along the usual lines, but in some ways appears to be a 9 – 0 vote against the EPA on the narrow holding, as the Court’s opinion features multiple partial concurrences and partial dissents about various sub-parts of the opinion that make it confusing to unravel. ...
  • The Solar Model finds a big fall in TSI data that few seem to know about

    07/02/2014 11:33:16 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    joannenova.com.au ^ | July 1st, 2014 | Joanne
    Leif Svalgaard claims “TSI has not fallen since 2003″. It’s technically true in a sense, but demonstrably false when discussing 11 year smoothed trends (which is written on the graph he was criticizing). Willis Eschenbach sadly was carried along. This post is in response to an overheated thread at WUWT. Both men owe David Evans an apology. The fuss is over the big fall in TSI.  Leif Svalgaard said it was “almost fraudulent” that we claimed there was a fall in TSI since 2003 since there wasn’t a fall in this dataset. He says: “There is no such drop.” I...
  • 85 percent of ObamaCare ‘inconsistencies’ can’t be fixed

    07/02/2014 8:03:25 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 5 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 7/2/2014 | Geoff Earle
    WASHINGTON — Federal officials can’t resolve 85 percent of 2.9 million “inconsistencies” on applications for ObamaCare even after nine months of trying, according to new data provided by the administration. Most of the problems involve certifying citizenship and income, key components of the national health plan. But some of the problems are downright nutty. One unidentified state-run marketplace cited situations in which infants and young children were “erroneously identified as incarcerated, according to federal data,” the inspector general for the Health and Human Services Department revealed Tuesday. Just 425,000 problematic applications have been resolved out of 2.9 million that states...
  • 8 Graphs: Why Young America is Turning on 0bama

    07/02/2014 5:55:17 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 21 replies
    IJ Review ^ | July 2, 2014 | Caroline Schaeffer
    Remember the President’s repeated assurances that his bailouts and Obamacare would revive the economy? Those claims probably sound pretty hollow to the President’s one-time supporters, young adults. These eight graphs, which examine adults under the age of 25 who have moved out of their parents’ home, via PolicyMic, show that this group is suffering the worst from dwindling incomes and long-term unemployment.
  • How Much Would You Pay For Evidence That The White House Actively Caused This Illegal Invasion?

    07/01/2014 2:56:48 PM PDT · by Stayfree · 13 replies
    Self | July 1, 2014 | Self(vanity)
    Since we now know that the federal government issued an RFP seeking a contractor to facilitate the importation of up to 65,000 illegal children, somebody in our government knows who planned this scam invasion....somebody needs to start a fund to reward a whistle-blower...........
  • Paiute Deadfall Trap

    07/01/2014 1:30:42 PM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 58 replies
    Wildwood Survival ^ | timeless | not specified
    Paiute Deadfall Trap The Paiute is a very quick trigger mechanism. It is also fairly easy to set. Unlike the Figure-4 trigger, it uses cordage. Examine the photos carefully and you will get an idea of how this trigger works. The bait is placed on a long thin horizontal bait stick. This bait stick is held at both ends by friction. When the bait stick is moved, it slips off of the short trigger stick that the cordage is tied to (wrapped around the vertical stick). This allows the weight to fall. Be careful to place the deadfall so that...
  • New Evidence of MH370 Cockpit Tampering Emerges in Probe

    07/01/2014 6:55:01 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 48 replies
    NDTV ^ | June 30, 2014 | World / Press Trust of India
    Investigators probing the disappearance of Flight MH370 have discovered possible new evidence of tampering with the plane's cockpit equipment which experts believe could be part of an attempt to avoid radar detection .... A report released by Australian air crash investigators shows that the missing Boeing 777 suffered a mysterious power outage during the early stages of its flight .... The plane's satellite data unit made an unexpected "log-on" request to a satellite less than 90 minutes into its flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, according to the report. The report says the log-on request - known as a "handshake"...
  • “CWII Spark” Ping List

    06/30/2014 9:45:10 PM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 84 replies
    Freerepublic ^ | 30 Jun 14 | OneWingedShark
    After recieving a bit of encouragement, I'm starting up a CWII ping-list. Pings will be toward stories that might be the spark, probably with an emphasis on big-government overreach.
  • NOAA’s temperature control knob for the past, the present,..... – July 1936 now hottest....

    06/30/2014 2:43:22 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | June 29, 2014 | by Anthony Watts
    Two years ago during the scorching summer of 2012, July 1936 lost its place on the leaderboard and July 2012 became the hottest month on record in the United States. Now, as if by magic, and according to NOAA’s own data, July 1936 is now the hottest month on record again. The past, present, and future all seems to be “adjustable” in NOAA’s world. See the examples below. Josh has been busy again and writes at Bishop Hill with a new cartoon:The temperature adjustments story has been brewing for weeks principally due to the many posts at ‘RealScience’ but taken up...
  • A Cool Question, Answered? ( The Solar Cycle Model of Dr. Evans of Australia)--Global Cooling

    06/29/2014 7:10:39 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 13 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | June 28, 2014 | Guest essay by David Archibald
    Posted on June 28, 2014 by Guest Blogger Guest essay by David ArchibaldA couple of years ago the question was asked “When will it start cooling?” Of course solar denialists misconstrued this innocent enquiry. There is no doubt – we all know that lower solar irradiance will result in lower temperatures on this planet. It is a question of when. Solar activity is much lower than it was at a similar stage of the last solar cycle but Earthly temperatures have remained stubbornly flat. Nobody is happy with this situation. All 50 of the IPCC climate models have now been...
  • Research provides new theory on cause of ice age 2.6 million years ago

    06/29/2014 6:24:28 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 24 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | June 27, 2014 | by Anthony Watts
    From Royal Holloway, University of LondonNew research published today (Friday 27th June 2014) in the journal Nature Scientific Reports has provided a major new theory on the cause of the ice age that covered large parts of the Northern Hemisphere 2.6 million years ago.The study, co-authored by Dr Thomas Stevens, from the Department of Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London, found a previously unknown mechanism by which the joining of North and South America changed the salinity of the Pacific Ocean and caused major ice sheet growth across the Northern Hemisphere.The change in salinity encouraged sea ice to...
  • Woman 'Burns Down House' trying to kill Spider

    06/29/2014 5:58:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 109 replies
    A WOMAN has been arrested after burning down part of her home in an attempt to kill a spider, police say.Ginny Griffith, 34, used a cigarette lighter to set fire to some towels after seeing the arachnid in her bathroom. But as the blaze spread, five fire trucks were called to her apartment in Hutchinson, Kansas, US at around 1.36am (local time) on Friday morning to put out the inferno. Firefighters were able to bring the fire under control within a matter of minutes. Deputy Fire Chief Doug Hanen said in a statement that firefighters had found smoke coming from...
  • Teen held against her will by hospital for 16 months describes her ordeal.....(Justina Pelletier)

    06/29/2014 1:40:53 PM PDT · by Morgana · 44 replies
    FULL TITLE: 'This should never happen again': Teen held against her will by hospital for 16 months describes her ordeal after finally being released Justina Pelletier, the Connecticut teenager 'kidnapped' by hospital staff 16 months ago, has described her traumatic ordeal in her first interview since her release. The 16-year-old was admitted to Boston Children's Hospital in February 2013 with the flu but was locked away in a psychiatric unit until this month after two hospitals clashed over her diagnosis. 'This should never happen again to anybody. To any kid or any person. They should never be put through what...
  • Sea level rise less than 1mm for last 125 years in Kattegatt, Europe — Nils-Axel Morner

    06/28/2014 11:08:34 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 21 replies
    joannenova.com.au ^ | June 28th, 2014 | Joanne
    Nils‐Axel Mörner has a new paper out (his 589th). For 60 years he has been tracking the coastlines close to him, and carefully isolated the exact part which appears to be the most stable. From that he shows that the real sea-level rise in Northern Europe is less than 1 millimeter a year since 1890. This is less that the 1.6mm trend in 182 NOAA tide gauges, and far below the estimates of the IPCC reports.There is also no sign of acceleration in sea-levels for the last 50 years. (How much should Europeans spend to stop a 1mm annual...
  • BIG NEWS VIII: New solar theory predicts imminent global cooling

    06/28/2014 9:42:48 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 15 replies
    joannenova.com.au ^ | June 27th, 2014 | Joanne
    New solar theory predicts imminent global cooling To recap — using an optimal Fourier Transform, David Evans discovered a form of notch filter operating between changes in sunlight and temperatures on Earth. This means there must be a delay — probably around 11 years. This not only fitted with the length of the solar dynamo cycle, but also with previous independent work suggesting a lag of ten years or a correlation with the solar activity of the previous cycle. The synopsis then is that solar irradiance (TSI) is a leading indicator of some other effect coming from the Sun...
  • BIG NEWS Part VII — Hindcasting with the Solar Model

    06/28/2014 9:33:50 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 2 replies
    joannenova.com.au ^ | June 24th, 2014 | Joanne
    The Solar Series: I Background   |  II: The notch filter  |  III: The delay  |  IV: A new solar force?  |  V: Modeling the escaping heat.  |  VI: The solar climate model   |  VII — Hindcasting (You are here)   | VIII — PredictionsAll models are wrong, some are useful. That’s how all modelers speak (except perhaps some climate scientists).The barriers to making a good climate model are many. The data is short, noisy, adjusted, and many factors are simultaneously at work, some not well described yet. Climate modeling is in its infancy, yet billions of dollars rests...
  • Are These The Reasons Jay Leno Is Gone From NBC?

    06/28/2014 12:14:26 PM PDT · by Stayfree · 64 replies
    email from a friend | June 28, 2014 | Self(vanity)
    News is leaking out from Hollywood executives in-the-know that the Obama White House had been leaning on, pressuring executives at NBC for the last two years to replace Jay Leno because the comedian was criticizing President Obama every night. Obama didn't like it and considered it a racist attack on him.
  • IRS pays $50K to anti-gay marriage group

    06/25/2014 6:46:38 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | MACKENZIE WEINGER
    The IRS will pay the National Organization for Marriage $50,000 to settle a lawsuit over claims the agency improperly disclosed confidential tax information, according to a consent judgment released this week. The lawsuit stemmed from information an IRS worker sent to an individual who identified himself as a member of the media who requested it in the midst of the 2012 presidential campaign, which he then sent to the pro-gay rights group Human Rights Campaign. The Huffington Post then ran a story noting a political action committee linked to Mitt Romney had been a donor to NOM. John Eastman, NOM’s...
  • MH370: Plane Deliberately Set on Autopilot 'West of Sumatra' When it Ran Out of Fuel and Crashed

    06/26/2014 9:53:10 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 61 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | June 26, 2014 | Lydia Smith / IB Times
    Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 was "highly likely" on autopilot when it ran out of fuel and crashed into the Indian Ocean, Australian researchers have said. A new search area for the missing Boeing 777 plane has been announced by the Australian government .... Deputy Prime Minister Warren Trust confirmed the search will move further south to an area 1,800km (1,100 miles) off the western coast of Australia.... An expert group has reviewed the existing information on MH370, revealing that is it probable that the plane was on autopilot when it ended its flight. Truss said it was "highly, highly likely...
  • Case closed: KFC confirms employee did NOT kick out 3-year-old pit bull attack victim ...

    06/25/2014 5:17:32 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 50 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | June 25, 2014 | Sara Goldstein
    Hours after a Mississippi family reassured the public Tuesday that their story of a little 3-year-old disfigured girl getting kicked out of a Jackson KFC was true, the fast food giant confirmed that two different investigations proved it was a hoax.... But KFC, who pledged $30,000 to the girl’s family for her care, easily debunked the tall tale, finding, for example, that Mullins and little Victoria never set foot in a Jackson KFC on May 15, much less were kicked out. One investigation was carried out by KFC, while a third party did a more thorough review. “Neither revealed any...
  • Moore’s Law: CO2 Good; Climate Change Bunk; Greens Follow Religious Fundamentalism

    06/23/2014 11:33:53 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | June 21, 2014 | by Anthony Watts
    “Climate change” is a theory for which there is “no scientific proof at all” says the co-founder of Greenpeace. And the green movement has become a “combination of extreme political ideology and religious fundamentalism rolled into one.” Patrick Moore, a Canadian environmentalist who helped found Greenpeace in the Seventies but subsequently left in protest at its increasingly extreme, anti-scientific, anti-capitalist stance, argues that the green position on climate change fails the most basic principles of the scientific method. “The certainty among many scientists that humans are the main cause of climate change, including global warming, is not based on the...
  • Do you feel safer Today?

    06/23/2014 10:52:33 AM PDT · by Vinylly · 16 replies
    I've gone through the Second WW, the Cold War with Russia with their nuclear threat and all the wars in between but I felt quite safe with the leaders we had in those times. They really never seemed a threat on our soil (maybe it was because I was a lot younger}. However, for the first time I feel the threat is right in our own country, with the leadership we have, illegal alien invasion, the drug cartels and Muslim terrorists, not even to mention the economy. I was wondering if others felt the same way.
  • Has Hillary Clinton let slip that Chelsea is expecting a boy?

    06/22/2014 1:28:28 PM PDT · by upchuck · 24 replies
    the telegraph ^ | June 22, 2014 | Rosa Prince
    has apparently let slip the sex of her unborn grandchild after referring to the baby as “him” during an interview. The former First Lady, New York senator and possible 2016 presidential candidate will become a grandmother in the autumn, when daughter Chelsea is due to give birth to her first child. Asked what hopes she had for the baby, Mrs Clinton told the Observer she wanted the child to feel: “optimistic, positive, can-do. That it was really up to him.” Following her apparent slip of the tongue, she insisted, however, that she was just using the male pronoun to cover...
  • MH370 pilot 'chief suspect' in case of foul play: Report

    06/22/2014 6:45:22 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 48 replies
    Times of India ^ | June 22, 2014 | PTI
    KUALA LUMPUR: The captain of Flight MH370 has been identified as the prime suspect by a Malaysian police investigation into the disappearance of the plane after checks cleared all other people on board, a media report said today. The criminal inquiry does not rule out the possibility the Boeing 777-200 plane was lost due to mechanical failure or terrorism, but the police view is that if it was the result of human action, the captain was the most likely perpetrator, The Sunday Times reported. Malaysia's special branch focused the inquiry on Captain Zaharie Shah, 53, after intelligence checks failed to...
  • [from two years ago Tuesday, July 24, 2012] Right-wing food companies (Oh, the horrors!)

    06/21/2014 9:53:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    These food chains are owned by far right-wingers who've funded conservative super-PACs. For all the Oreo Cookies out there – companies that support gay rights, if only because doing so is good for business – there are plenty of food companies that have not come around on progressive social issues. In fact, a number of food companies are owned by far right-wingers who’ve spent significant money opposing gay rights, abortion rights, and other important causes and funding attack ads against left-leaning politicians. The companies in question include many popular chain restaurants that you may eat at occasionally, or even all...
  • General

    06/21/2014 3:42:22 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 13 replies
    Powerline Blog ^ | February 2, 2014 | Scott Johnson
    John has previously noted the problem of robberies at the University of Minnesota on its main campus in Minneapolis. The campus is near downtown in an urban setting. Following standard practice, the university issues crime alerts that identify the race of the perpetrator when the authorities have a basis to do so based on victim identification or otherwise. Some groups on campus are not happy with the crime alerts. The local CBS station reports: School officials at the University of Minnesota are working with black student and facility organizations after they wrote a letter to the school’s president about the...