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  • Bill Thurston (mathematician, dead at 65)

    08/22/2012 6:48:48 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    What's new ^ | August 22, 2012 | Terence Tao
    Bill Thurston, who made fundamental contributions to our understanding of low-dimensional manifolds and related structures, died on Tuesday, aged 65.
  • The 6 Quadrillion Dollar Climate Change Scam

    08/22/2012 10:19:51 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 22 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-22-12 | Curt
    President Vaclav Klaus delivered the keynote address this year to the World Federation of Scientists: This brings me to the topic of my speech. I will try to argue that current as well as realistically foreseeable global warming, and especially Man’s contribution to it, is not a planetary emergency which should bother us. I am not a climatologist, but the IPCC and its leading spokespersons are not climatologists either. I am content to be a consumer of climatology and its related scientific disciplines. In this respect, I am located – in the economic jargon – on the demand side...
  • Global warming alarmism detached from reality, still

    08/20/2012 1:54:20 PM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 3 replies
    You may have noticed the recent hype about global warming, a hot summer, looming devastation from freakish weather and all the same old stuff recycled again. You may also have noticed one of the reasons: Gov. Jerry Brown wants to justify shaking down corporate California, again. Well, not only does Brown get the temperature wrong, he also hypes the threat of extreme weather events. Which is to say he gets that wrong too. So, are we amidst horrific extreme weather events? Normally we’d just say, “not exactly.” In this case, we have to say, ”You’ve gotta be kidding.”...
  • Jerry Brown hot for money from global warming law

    08/20/2012 1:47:08 PM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 5 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 8-19-2012 | Mark Landsbaum
    Brown wants you to believe global warming "poses an immediate and growing threat to California's economy, environment and to public health," and that reducing greenhouse gas emissions, "which are warming the planet," is necessary "to prepare for the unavoidable impacts of climate change, including the increased likelihood of both flooding and drought." That's the same phony scare story repeated until many people finally tuned it out. It failed to persuade Congress to intervene with a law to limit greenhouse gas emissions, even though Congress almost never has seen a trumped-up crisis that didn't justify overreaching intervention... But, as the Sacramento...
  • The Enquiring Hitchhiker Interviews Dr. Jerry Pournelle

    08/20/2012 11:21:50 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    The Freehold ^ | August 20, 2012 | Jonathan David Baird
    We have a special treat for our readers this morning. One of my all time favorite authors Dr, Jerry Pournelle. Having co-authored my third favorite book Lucifer’s Hammer (1 and 2 are both Heinlein works). I was a little nervous to contact him and more nervous to actually ask for an interview. Luckily I got over that and I am very proud to present this interview for our audience here at the Freehold.
  • Ursa Major Star Explodes

    08/14/2012 5:18:41 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 43 replies
    Aug. 14, 2012 | Satin Doll
    Early this morning, about 5:05 AM, my nephew saw a star explode in the constellation Ursa Major. We're not star hounds and do not know the name of the star that blew, but he did see it and he was sober. This is his first ever critical astronomy observation. It is amazing what one can see smoking a ciggie on the back deck.
  • Mysterious planet-sized object spotted near mercury (Mercury)

    12/07/2011 3:29:16 PM PST · by decimon · 53 replies
    The Sideshow ^ | December 7, 2011 | Eric Pfeiffer
    Is a giant, cloaked spaceship orbiting around Mercury? That's been the speculation from some corners aftera camera onboard NASA's STEREO spacecraft caught a wave of electronically charged material shooting out from the sun and hitting Mercury. Theorists have seized on the images captured from the "coronal mass ejection" (CME) last week as suggestive of alien life hanging out in our own cosmic backyard. Specifically, the solar flare washing over Mercury appears to hit another object of comparable size. "It's cylindrical on either side and has a shape in the middle. It definitely looks like a ship to me, and very...
  • Darwinists Wrong Again on Human Evolution

    08/16/2012 9:41:05 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 70 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | August 16, 2012 | JP
    Paging Nicholas Wade. He’s the New York Times science writer who worships at the altar of Darwinism. Two years ago, he reported that biologists, led by Svante Paabo of Germany’s Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, had determined that Neanderthals mated with modern humans. That “scientific” finding provided a convenient explanation for what happened to humanity’s supposed ancestor: We interbred with them until they disappeared. Now comes a new study, reported this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, that the finding reported by Wade, were wrong. There was no mating, no “hybridization,” between Neanderthals and Homo...
  • Grand Unification Theory of Cold Fusion

    08/15/2012 5:43:29 PM PDT · by Kevmo · 13 replies
    Vortex-L ^ | August 14, 2012 | Stewart D. Simonson
    Grand Unification Theory of Cold Fusion (and a few other things) August 14, 2012 Ok, so here is my theory about cold fusion, which actually might answer questions about a few other things in nature. I am refining this continuously so please be patient and make comments if you would like! I am still adding references so I will not leave anyone out. This includes but is not limited to publications from Mr. Ed Storms, Mr. Celani, Mr. Hagelstein, Mr. Ahern and others. Please be patient as I have learned alot these past couple of years from everyone, especially...
  • Doctors want to treat gun ownership like a "social disease!"

    08/13/2012 10:13:15 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 20 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/13/2012 | Doug Book
    “We live in a society saturated with guns and need better ways of preventing harm from them,” says a doctor who believes the federal government must take a “public health” approach to gun ownership in the United States. (1) Dr. Garen Wintemute, director of the University of California’s Violence Prevention Research Program likens the dangers inherent in owning a gun to those involved in driving a car. “Highway safety measures, product changes and driving laws…slashed deaths from car crashes decades ago…” says the doctor. And just as it “…wasn’t enough…to curb [highway] deaths by trying to make people better drivers…it...
  • Obama Expresses Dissatisfaction with Media Coverage

    08/11/2012 1:53:51 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 21 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 10 Aug 2012 | John Semmens
    President Barack Obama expressed his profound displeasure with the media's coverage of the election campaign. “I'm sure they think they're being even-handed when they juxtapose the message we're trying to get out with the false assertions of the opposition,” Obama complained. “Unfortunately, this gives an undeserved platform from which the enemies of truth can spread their lies.” The President said he had hoped that “our friends in the media wouldn't succumb to pressures to appear balanced. When we hand them the truth they shouldn't feel they have to dilute it by inserting the disagreeable counterpoint of a disproved theory. For...
  • CARTOON: Mansquito!

    08/09/2012 11:51:19 AM PDT · by daletoons · 9 replies
    Out of Order Blog ^ | 8-9-12 | Dale
    NASA has come a long way since 1968, when they were sued by Madalyn Murray O'Hair for the Apollo 8 crew's reading of the first 10 verses of Genesis, as they viewed the Earth from Lunar orbit. Today the great technological achievements of the agency are overshadowed by an increasingly anti-God mindset that pervades the scientific community as a whole. A recent example is the purge of Intelligent Design proponent, David Coppedge from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Talk about being lost in space, it's as if Dr. Smith has been put in charge of the mission. Warning, warning, Will Robinson!...
  • $1.3 billion in ‘clean energy’ subsidies produce 288 jobs, quadruple cost of electricity in NV

    08/07/2012 3:21:58 PM PDT · by NevadaPolicyResearchInstitute · 5 replies
    Nevada Journal ^ | August 7, 2012 | Kyle Gillis
    LAS VEGAS — As U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid prepares to host his fifth annual National Clean Energy Summit on Aug. 7, a Nevada Journal examination of Nevada’s renewable energy sector shows that over $1.3 billion in federal funds funneled into geothermal, solar and wind projects since 2009 has yielded and is projected to yield just 288 permanent, full-time jobs. That’s an initial cost of over $4.6 million per job. Despite this, Sen. Reid continues to hype Nevada as the “Saudi Arabia of renewable energy,” even though the renewable energy subsidized with federal dollars and mandated under Nevada’s Renewable...
  • Global Warming 'Skeptic' Never Really Was - Media's portrayal of scientist wrong

    08/07/2012 1:19:16 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 8 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/4/2012 | Tom Gantert
    The mainstream media is celebrating a physicist who allegedly did a U-turn on his global warming views and now says humans are the cause. Except Richard Muller had already said in 2008 that man was a cause of global warming. Nonetheless, the San Francisco Chronicle, for example, reported July 31: “The hot issue of global warming got hotter Monday when a UC Berkeley physicist, once a loud skeptic of human-caused climate change, agreed not only that the Earth is heating up, but also that people are the cause of it all.” Never mind that in an interview almost four years...
  • LENR Gets Major Boost From National Instruments

    08/07/2012 7:01:36 AM PDT · by Wonder Warthog · 17 replies
    New Energy Times ^ | 7 August 2012 | Stephen B. Krivit
    National Instruments, a major U.S. company that produces tools for engineers and scientists, sponsored a demonstration of a nickel-hydrogen gas low-energy nuclear reaction reactor on Monday at its annual NI Week trade show at the Austin Convention Center in Texas. National Instruments is also sponsoring talks there on LENR research. According to a source at the show who spoke with James Truchard, co-founder, president and chief executive officer of National Instruments, Truchard is very interested in LENR research. New Energy Times spoke with Julia Britts, media relations manager for National Instruments, on Monday to get more information about Truchard’s interest...
  • Mars: A New Hope

    NASA’s most ambitious Mars probe is set to land late today (or early tomorrow, depending where you live). NASA is one of the few government programs that actually invests in a major — and important — industry that supports high-tech jobs and science and technology advancement. However, the geniuses in Washington has been throwing NASA under the bus as of late. They’d rather bailout unsuccessful ventures. But I digress. At least NASA is finally relying more on the commercialization of space.
  • The woman who made your WiFi work. (RF tech trivia)

    08/02/2012 6:51:11 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 40 replies
    Diogenes' Middle Finger ^ | August 1, 2012 | Diogenes
    Hedy Lamarr was an Austrian-born American actress. Max Reinhardt called her the “most beautiful woman in Europe” due to her “strikingly dark exotic looks”. Mathematically talented, Lamarr came up with an early technique for spread spectrum communications and frequency hopping, necessary for wireless communication from the pre-computer age to the present day. The international beauty, along with co-inventor composer George Anthiel, developed a "Secret Communications System" to help combat the Nazis in World War II. By manipulating radio frequencies at irregular intervals between transmission and reception, the invention formed an unbreakable code to prevent classified messages from being intercepted by...
  • Coming Soon to a Coal-Fired Power Grid Near You: 'Chevy Volt Village'

    08/01/2012 5:24:16 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 4 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | August 1 , 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    'Naturally', Obama's helping to pay for it The dangerous, unloved, taxpayer-subsidized debacle of a 'green' experiment known as the Chevy Volt is now being featured as the centerpiece of still more taxpayer-subsidized, anti-free-enterprise enviromento-social engineering: a low energy residential project touted as a new kind of 'Smart Community'. 'Pecan Street' is a project in Austin, Texas, and known unofficially as 'Chevy Volt Village' at GM and the US Energy Department, which now chipped-in $10.4M in taxpayer money in-addition to all the bailouts, grants, $7500-per-customer government retail subsidies and Soviet-style central-planning that made Government Motors' overpriced, plug-in-P.O.S. possible in the first place. GM is calling...
  • Plastic Bag Bans: Another Feel-Good Eco-Fad

    07/31/2012 10:27:08 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 19 replies
    RCS ^ | 7-31-2012 | Todd Myers
    Across the country, cities are joining the latest environmental trend – banning plastic grocery bags. Concerned about the amount of plastic that reaches our oceans and the impact on wildlife, communities have decided that banning the bags is a simple and environmentally responsible approach. But is it? What does the science say? The evidence points to the fact that banning the bags may actually be a net negative for the environment, yielding little benefit to wildlife while significantly increasing carbon emissions and other environmental impacts. Advocates of banning plastic grocery bags often cite impacts on marine life and mammals, but...
  • How Green Was My Bankruptcy? “Roadmap for Solar Energy Development on Public Lands” Edition

    07/29/2012 2:30:49 AM PDT · by Rocky · 5 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | July 26, 2012 | David Middleton
    The agency has already approved 17 large-scale solar energy projects on public lands that are expected to produce nearly 6,000 megawatts of electricity, enough to power about 1.8 million homes. The department estimated the resource potential of the newly identified development zones at 23,700 megawatts, enough to power seven million homes, by 2030. Wow! 23,700 megawatts! That’s a lot of megawatts! Right? No. It’s not… If all 285,000 acres were covered with solar PV arrays, the “Hot Spots” could have a generating capacity of about 40,000 MW at a cost of about $252 billion.If the same 285,000 acres were covered...
  • Axelrod Decries GOP Negative Campaign

    07/27/2012 9:41:25 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 39 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 27 July 2012 | John Semmens
    Senior Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod accused the GOP of running ads that “cast a negative pall over the campaign.” Axelrod said he had a particular beef over the use of the “you didn’t build that” quote. “The GOP is playing on the egotism and greed of every small businessman in America,” Axelrod complained. “These self-centered twits congratulate themselves on their brilliance and hard work, but the fact of the matter is that the President is right on this issue.” “The business owner may think ‘I took the risk,’ or ‘I put in the 14-hour days’ and conclude that he...
  • An Anti-Chemical Weapon Paint

    07/26/2012 6:19:43 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 4 replies
    Technology Review (MIT) ^ | 7-24-2012 | David Zax
    Next time you’re tempted to badmouth paint (if that’s something you’re wont to do), consider that it might someday soon be saving the lives of our troops. Researchers have developed a special kind of paint that can absorb dangerous chemicals, reports The Engineer. The special paint is a collaboration between The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (in the UK, hence the orthography) and the global paint giant AkzoNobel. The paint’s topcoat contains silica gel, which can absorb nerve gas and prevent it from getting in, say, a tank. The undercoat of the paint is designed with the optimal amount of...
  • Greenland Ice Melt every 150 years is ‘right on time’

    07/24/2012 7:44:35 PM PDT · by Rocky · 14 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | July 24, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    “Ice cores from Summit show that melting events of this type occur about once every 150 years on average. With the last one happening in 1889, this event is right on time,” says Lora Koenig, a Goddard glaciologist and a member of the research team analyzing the satellite data. ----------------------------------- I covered this over the weekend when Bill McKibben started wailing about the albedo going off the charts. I thought it might be soot related. The PR below and quote above is from NASA Goddard. I had to laugh at the title of their press release, where they cite “Unprecedented...
  • Sally Ride didn't want to be a gay icon

    07/24/2012 7:11:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Washington Post's She The People ^ | July 24, 2012 | Suzi Parker
    Sally Ride showed Generation X girls the sky’s the limit — literally. We could do anything boys could do and sometimes better. If we wanted to go into space, our gender couldn’t — and wouldn’t — stop us. If we studied hard enough and trained our brains, the glass ceiling could be shattered. Amid all the girl power that Ride taught women, one barrier the first American woman in space chose not to break was sexuality. When she died on Monday at age 61 from pancreatic cancer, it emerged that Ride had a partner. As one friend on Facebook wrote,...
  • Generation X on Global Warming: Whatever.

    07/23/2012 11:17:56 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 26 replies
    Sierra Club ^ | 7-20-2012 | Reed McManus
    According to The Generation X Report, based on the Longitudinal Study of American Youth at the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research, the demographic group born between 1961 and 1981 is even less concerned about climate issues than they were two years ago. The group is “uninformed about the causes, unconcerned about the potential dangers, and doubt it is happening,” writes Hank Campbell on the blog Science 2.0. “Even with most of the country mired in a historic drought, a spate of storms that left millions without power in the mid-Atlantic, and seemingly more frequent natural disasters, people have...
  • 'Bionic eye' implant restores sight

    07/23/2012 12:13:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Guide and Gazette ^ | July 23, 2012
    BBC News today reported that “two blind British men have had electronic retinas fitted”. Chris James, 54, and Robin Millar, 60, took part in a clinical trial coordinated by Oxford University and funded by the National Institute of Health Research. Both men have retinitis pigmentosa, a rare hereditary condition that causes gradual deterioration of the light-detecting cells in the retina, which can lead to blindness. The electronic retinas are implants containing light detectors designed to replace the lost light-detecting cells. Immediately following the procedures, when the implants were switched on, both men were able to detect light and are now...
  • Obama's Regs 106 - 4 Times Bush's: Obama $46B, Bush$8.1B - 18.1% Increase in 1 Year

    07/22/2012 7:28:08 PM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 3 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 7-22-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    In the first three years of the administration's of Barack Obama and George W. Bush, Obama hit Americans with 106 major heavy-handed regulations costing taxpayers $46 BILLION. By contrast for the same period in Bush's first three years, there were 28 major regulations at a cost of $8.1 BILLION. The report cites a Gallup poll from earlier this year that found 46 percent of small business owners are not hiring because they are worried about new government regulations. In addition to current regulations, the report found that proposed regulations continue to generate uncertainty and could result in significant additional costs...
  • American Kids: The Most Indulged Young People Ever.

    07/20/2012 6:30:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Wall Street Journal's The Juggle ^ | June 27, 2012 | John J. Edwards III
    Picture a child of 8 or so. He wakes up and carefully makes his bed before going downstairs and emptying the dishwasher. He fixes himself a bowl of cereal and calmly eats it at the table, then clears his place, rinses the bowl and spoon, and places them both in the now-empty dishwasher. If this seems like some sort of mythical youngster from a faraway culture or a bygone age, you may be in the market for one of the parenting books smartly reviewed by Elizabeth Kolbert in this week’s New Yorker. Summing up the point of both the books...
  • Five Different Shelf Life Studies:Two on Canned Food and Three on Dry Food

    07/19/2012 10:56:25 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 38 replies
    Grandpappy.onfo ^ | Robert Wayne Atkins, P.E.
    fter granting permission, my Entire Food Shelf Life Summary Article was published in the Journal of Civil Defense, Volume 43, Issue Number 2, Year 2010. The Journal of Civil Defense has an extremely wide distribution and readership including all the Congressmen in the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. Publisher's Mailing Address: The American Civil Defense Association, 11576 S. State Street, Suite 502, Draper, UT 84020 Publisher's Web Address: www.tacda.org.
  • Science points to God

    07/19/2012 5:48:29 PM PDT · by kathsua · 63 replies
    Hutchinson News ^ | 7/12/12 | DAVE DENLINGER
    I appreciated the comments of Leroy Stucky (Western Front, June 28) defending the biblical view of the beginning of mankind, the world and the universe, otherwise known as creationism. Creationism will always be a very difficult doctrine to accept, as long as people exclude the supernatural influence and presence of an almighty God who, in my opinion, started the whole process. I have never read an issue of The American Spectator magazine, but recently at the library I happened to pick up the May 2012 issue. The magazine, I found out, is very conservative, but not necessary Christian. However, included...
  • New paper blames about half of global warming on weather station data homogenization

    07/17/2012 10:46:23 PM PDT · by Rocky · 25 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | July 17, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    From the told ya so department, comes this recently presented paper at the European Geosciences Union meeting. Authors Steirou and Koutsoyiannis, after taking homogenization errors into account find global warming over the past century was only about one-half [0.42°C] of that claimed by the IPCC [0.7-0.8°C]. ------------------------------------------------ Here’s the part I really like: of 67% of the weather stations examined, questionable adjustments were made to raw data that resulted in: “increased positive trends, decreased negative trends, or changed negative trends to positive,” whereas “the expected proportions would be 1/2 (50%).” And… “homogenation practices used until today are mainly statistical, not...
  • THE TRINITY SITE: WHERE THE FIRST ATOMIC BOMB WAS EXPLODED

    07/15/2012 10:18:20 PM PDT · by NEWwoman · 22 replies
    travelthruhistory.com ^ | 2008 | Susan K. Smith
    In 1939, Albert Einstein sent a letter (written largely by Leó Szilárd) to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The pressing concern was that Nazi Germany might be conducting research to create atomic bombs, and the letter suggested that the United States should begin researching the possibility itself. This was the impetus for the Manhattan project, which culminated in the explosion of the first atomic bomb at the Trinity Site in New Mexico. Socorro, New Mexico, a little more than an hour’s drive south of Albuquerque, is one of the meeting places for those who plan to visit the Trinity Site. Socorro,...
  • Doctors: Your New Medicare Payment Schedule Released: Tell Us What You Think?

    07/10/2012 10:20:23 AM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 10 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 7-10-12 | Maggie@Maggie'sNotebook
    This week, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a "proposed" rule updating what Doctors and Hospitals will be paid under ObamaCare. The Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) ushers-in changes to the "Physician Quality Reporting System," and makes changes to the "Physician Value-Based Payment Modifier." Considering that Obama and Democrats in Congress cut $500 Billion from Medicare, I would love to hear Physicians weigh-in on this "proposed rule." Under the MPFS, a relative value is assigned to each of more than 7,000 types of services to capture the amount of work, the direct and indirect (overhead) practice expenses,...
  • House Speaks Out Against Government-Controlled Internet

    07/09/2012 10:35:52 AM PDT · by 92nina · 4 replies
    Digital Liberty ^ | 2012-07-05 | [Staff]
    The House Energy and Commerce Committee unanimously approved a resolution that urges President Obama to resist any international attempts to regulate the Internet. The United Nation’s International Telecommunication Union (ITU) will meet in Dubai this December and initiatives that will put the Internet under greater government control are expected to be up for vote. The committee-approved resolution, introduced by Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-Calif.), is intended to show the international community that the United States is united behind an open and innovative Internet, free from government control. But the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT), the ITU meeting that will...
  • First Church of the Blessed Evaporator

    07/08/2012 4:05:29 PM PDT · by JoanVarga · 41 replies
    Primordial Slack ^ | 07/07/2012 | Joan Of Argghh!
    Thank God for air conditioning. I mean it. I'm not being casual about Whom to thank. I thank the everlasting Creator who imparted his universal wisdom into a series of inventions and ideas until a misguided therapy for malaria gave us the means to create ice. God bless! And then some Luddite, glacier-chopping Ice King quashed John Gorrie's idea in order to save his own fortunes, and we sweated for 50 more years. I hope Hell's thermostat got an upgrade of 50,000 extra degrees just for Mr. Tudor's arrival. Air Conditioning is a miracle of civilization but it's not a...
  • How to make a PVC Water Hand Pump to use when you have no power

    07/06/2012 1:06:26 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 49 replies
    Lady Apprentice.com ^ | 4/8/11 | Lady Apprentice
    How to make a PVC Water Hand Pump to use when you have no power April 8th, 2011 | Author: Lady Apprentice Today we will learn how to create a PVC hand pump to get the water from your well when you have no power and how it all works. I have a few plans to show you on how to make them, which we will get to later, but first let’s understand how a PVC hand pump would work, or most any pump for that matter. If you look at the picture below you can see for yourself how...
  • The Virginian Pilot’s Energy Policy Just Got a Test, and People are Dying.

    07/04/2012 5:18:42 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 16 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 7/3/2012 | Moneyrunner
    The Virginian Pilot, my local paper has receives national attention recently. Its editor decided that a black mob attacking a pair of his reporters was not news. When the story finally surfaced, the Pilot’s editorial judgment was … questioned … exposed … revealed for the sorry mix of bad judgment mixed with political correctness for which the paper is notorious. As you may have heard, the Mid-Atlantic area has been hit by some pretty strong wind and thunderstorms recently which left millions without power and dozens dead. Meanwhile summer temperatures between 90 and 100 degrees are forcing people from their...
  • The Only Cool Thing the EPA Ever Did...

    07/03/2012 1:31:14 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 14 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | June 3, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    alas, to statist ends... As many of you are likely aware, the 1970 Plymouth Superbird was a special 'aero' version of the popular Plymouth Roadrunner created as a NASCAR homologation special (the company was required to build a minimum of 500 cars in a street version of any specific model to qualify in NASCAR as a 'production car'). Similar to the aerodynamically-advanced 1968 Dodge Charger 500 and further-evolved 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona, Plymouth's 1970 Superbird was intended not only to hit 200mph on NASCAR Superspeedways like Daytona and Talladega, but was also an attempt to lure King Richard Petty back (from Ford) to...
  • Incinerating America’s West (Great rebuttal to enviro-nazis)

    07/03/2012 12:55:32 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 3, 2012 | Robert Zubrin
    The massive western wildfires could have been avoided with intelligent forest management and less hysteria from the greens. As I write these lines, vast wildfires are sweeping through my home state of Colorado and other areas of the American west. Last week, two of my employees had to leave work early to rush home to evacuate their families from imminent danger. Hundreds of houses have already been destroyed, and thousands of acres of trees incinerated, and unknown myriads of wild animals burned alive. This disaster was predictable, and promises to get worse. Over the past decade, from British Columbia to...
  • Climate Alarmists Target the Arabunna People – With No Evidence

    06/29/2012 1:00:03 PM PDT · by Rocky · 7 replies
    Watt's Up With That ^ | June 29, 2012 | Willis Eschenbach
    The Arabunna people live in the area around Lake Eyre in Southern Australia. It is a hot, hostile desert region, which is no surprise, because … well … it’s in Australia. ------------------------ (Lake Eyre region in South Australia.) ------------------------ A new report from the University of Everybody-Panic is a study of the horrendous future faced by these poor folks: "The first stage of University of Adelaide research released today shows that South Australia’s Arabunna country, which includes Lake Eyre in the far north, is likely to get both drier and hotter in decades to come. “'Temperatures could increase up to...
  • Four Cool Things (Ann Barnhardt)

    06/26/2012 10:21:20 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 13 replies
    Barnhardt ^ | 6-26-12 | Ann Barnhardt
    1. Put this in your "God is really, really smart. Humans? Not so much." file. Within just the last few years, farmers all over the U.S. have noticed a strange and completely heretofore unseen incidence of SULFUR deficiency in crops. Odd. Why would sulfur deficiency issues suddenly appear where they had never been seen before? It turns out that the sulfur in the diesel burned by the tractors would aerosolize in the exhaust, and then precipitate and FERTILIZE the ground at planting and harvest as the tractor effectively covered the entire field. When the tyrannical government removed pretty much all...
  • Antarctic ice shelves not melting at all, new field data show

    06/26/2012 8:36:27 AM PDT · by Twotone · 29 replies
    The SPPI Blog ^ | June 2012 | Lewis Page
    Twenty-year-old models which have suggested serious ice loss in the eastern Antarctic have been compared with reality for the first time – and found to be wrong, so much so that it now appears that no ice is being lost at all. “Previous ocean models … have predicted temperatures and melt rates that are too high, suggesting a significant mass loss in this region that is actually not taking place,”
  • Rossi: Approx 20 E-Cat Reactors Running Above 600C

    06/25/2012 5:07:53 AM PDT · by Normandy · 19 replies
    E-Cat World ^ | June 25, 2012
    We're used to Andrea Rossi making statements about his work on the Journal of Nuclear Physics web site. Some are more dramatic than others, and this latest one could be considered more on the dramatic side: Italo R. June 24th, 2012 at 10:42 AM Dear dr. Rossi, in these hot summer days we all are sweating. What about you, near your 600 °C device? Warm (or, better, fresh) regards… Italo R. - Andrea Rossi June 24th, 2012 at 1:37 PM Dear Italo R.: Actually, I am in the USA, close to 20 reactors working above 600 Celsius. We must collect...
  • When Adults Are Victims of Tween Bullies (Much psycho-babble included)

    06/24/2012 9:19:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Live Science ^ | June 22, 2012 | Sheila Eldred
    When a kids see other kids being bullied, current teaching advises them to speak up for the victim. But when the victim is an adult, the common response is to freeze. "I think that's the next wave we're going to see," said Edie Raether, a psychotherapist and author of "Stop Bullying Now." "It is David and Goliath in reverse. Kids run in packs....and an adult is never in either pack or camp and thus it is more risky to speak up...It is a confusing situation, and a confused mind is frozen, passive." Raether, who speaks internationally on bullying intervention, intends...
  • A response to Dr. Paul Bain’s use of ‘denier’ in the scientific literature

    06/22/2012 7:32:17 PM PDT · by Rocky · 12 replies
    What's Up With That? ^ | June 22, 2012 | Dr. Robert G. Brown
    The tragic thing about the thoughtless use of a stereotype (denier) is that it reveals that you really think of people in terms of its projected meaning. In particular, even in your response you seem to equate the term “skeptic” with “denier of AGW”. ----------------------------------------------- For this honest doubt and skepticism that the highly complex global climate models are correct you have the temerity to socially stigmatize them in a scientific journal with a catch-all term that implies that they are as morally reprehensible as those that “deny” that the Nazi Holocaust of genocide against the Jews? For shame.
  • Vaginas Demand Notice In Lansing

    06/18/2012 6:47:07 AM PDT · by jenk · 101 replies
    jenkuznicki.com ^ | 6/18/12 | Jen Kuznicki
    Hey ya'll come to Lansing, there'll be plenty of vaginas.This whole controversy disgusts me, but hey, it's part of the reason why I'm not a Democrat. The false narrative that the media is running with on the vagina controversy in Lansing is basically what the Democrats say it's about. According to female Democrats, women are being censored on the House floor for daring to say the word vagina. So, in order to really really get those evil male Republicans to pay, the women plan to talk about taking mirrors to view the female genitalia, how the hair feels, orgasms, and...
  • Michelle Obama's ancestors traced to Ulster slave owner

    06/18/2012 2:16:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Belfast Telegraph ^ | June 18, 2012 | Paul Melia
    US First Lady Michelle Obama's ancestry can be traced to a slave owner from what is now Northern Ireland, who emigrated to America in the 1700s. A new book claims that Andrew Shields, who fought against the British in the American War of Independence, was Mrs Obama's great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather and his family were slave owners. Her great-great-great-grandmother Melvinia was a slave who had children by Charles Shields, grandson of Andrew Shields. One of those children, Dolphus Shields, born in 1859, was Michelle Obama's direct ancestor. The claims are made in American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White and Multiracial Ancestors...
  • Ever War: The Skulls of Chou Kou Tien, Part 1: The Fall

    06/17/2012 12:38:16 PM PDT · by wizkid · 8 replies
    JohnQuincy ^ | 06/17/2012 | WizKid
    On December 2, 1929, deep within a Chinese cavern, four scientists slid into a narrow chasm and discovered the site where the fall of man began nearly half a million years ago, where the original sin was committed. The crime scene that they uncovered was so vile that the artifacts were made to disappear and the implications covered up. While deep in our psyches we still retain a memory of this horror, our elites work to erode the customs developed over eons to keep the terror at bay. This is the fascinating story of these artifacts, the forty skulls of...
  • Science Demands Big Government!

    06/12/2012 9:17:29 AM PDT · by jmcenanly · 19 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | June 12, 2012/ 22 Sivan, 5772 | Dennis Prager
    The quotation of the week last week had to be that of Harvard professor Daniel E. Lieberman in an opinion piece for the New York Times. Lieberman, a professor of human evolutionary biology, was among those who publicly defended New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plan to ban the sale of sugared soft drinks in cups larger than 16 ounces. And he did so using, of all things, evolution. Now, we all know that humans have always needed — or evolved to need — carbohydrates for energy. So how could evolution argue for Mayor Bloomberg's ban on sugar, a pure...
  • ALL EUROPEAN LIFE DIED IN AUSCHWITZ

    06/12/2012 6:21:33 AM PDT · by jsh3180 · 18 replies
    via email | 2008 | Sebastian Vilar Rodrigez
    ALL EUROPEAN LIFE DIED IN AUSCHWITZ By Sebastian Vilar Rodrigez I walked down the street in Barcelona , and suddenly discovered a terrible truth - Europe died in Auschwitz ... We killed six million Jews and replaced them with 20 million Muslims. In Auschwitz we burned a culture, thought, creativity, talent. We destroyed the chosen people, truly chosen, because they produced great and wonderful people who changed the world. The contribution of this people is felt in all areas of life: science, art, international trade, and above all, as the conscience of the world. These are the people we burned....