"ALL CAPS IN DEFENSE OF LIBERTY IS NO VICE."

Saturday, December 05, 2009

BRRRRRRR!l RECORD COLD NOVEMBER IN HONG KONG!

HK.GOV:

November was cooler than usual with a mean temperature of 20.5 degrees Celsius, 0.9 degrees below normal, the Hong Kong Observatory says.

November 17 was the first cold day with daily minimum temperature of 12 degrees or below - the earliest winter since 1981.

The total rainfall of 60.4mm was 72% above normal. The accumulated rainfall since January 1 was 2,132.1mm, 9% below normal.


CO2 KEEPS RISING BUT TEMPS DO NOT.

THEREFORE: AGW = BS.
CO2 = HARMLESS.
CARBON SCHEMES = STEALTH SOCIALISM.

EITHER OBAMA SUPPORTS PEDOPHILIA OR HE MUST FIRE JENNINGS

JENNINGS IS OBAMA'S SAFE SCHOOLS CZAR AND AN ASSISTANT DEPUTY SECRETARY FOR EDUCATION.

HE SUPPORTS PEDOPHILIA AND INSTRUCTING CHILDREN ABOUT ORAL SEX IN SCHOOLS.

EITHER OBAMA ENDORSES THIS OR HE MUST FIRE JENNINGS.

NYTIMES ATTEMPTS TO KIDNAP THE TRUTH ABOUT KIDNAPPINGS, BUT WE RESCUE THE TRUTH!

MORE DISINFORMATION FROM THE NYTIMES - FRIONT PAGE TEASE:
The Hostage Business - By NICHOLAS SCHMIDLE

Kidnapping in the developing world is a grim byproduct of globalization, and a shadowy ransom industry has grown to protect and retrieve the victims. Above, rebels in Nigeria have used kidnapping to disrupt oil production.

FROM THE ARTICLE:
THE KIDNAPPING-AND-ransom-insurance industry thrives in a morally ambiguous space. But what is the alternative? “Fire insurance has been known to stimulate arson, and life-insurance policies have led to quite a few homicides, too,” said Thomas Hargrove, an American held for 11 months in 1994-5 by Colombian guerrillas and whose story inspired the making of the 2000 film “Proof of Life.” “Are you going to quit taking out life insurance and fire insurance?”

Even kidnappers seem cognizant of their ethical compromises. Ransoms may perpetuate the consulting business, but kidnappers are the ones who decide whether abducting people remains a viable trade. In late August, I reached Mujahid Dokubo-Asari on the phone shortly after he fled Nigeria for Benin. He was among the first militants to take up arms in the Niger Delta. His arrest in 2005, and subsequent demands by other militants for his release, fostered the creation of MEND.
THE ARTICLE LIES BY DELIBERATE OMISSIONS:
  • THERE ARE 3804 WORDS IN THE ARTICLE.
  • THE WORD MUSLIM DOESN'T APPEAR IN THE ARTICLE - NOT ONCE.
  • NOR DOES THE WORD COMMUNIST.
  • TERRORIST APPEARS TWICE. AL QAEDA AND TALIBAN IN PASSING.
  • COLOMBIA IS MENTIONED IN PASSING, BUT FARC ISN'T MENTIONED ONCE; THEY'VE KIDNAPPED A THOUSAND PEOPLE. (FARC IS A COMMUNIST TERRORIST ORGANIZATION SUPPORTED BY CHAVEZ AND SEVERAL PROMINENT DEMOCRATS IN CONGRESS.)
MOST OF THE KIDNAPPINGS ION THE WORLD ARE BY MUSLIMS - IN EAST AFRICA OR IN NIGERIA/WEST AFRICA, OR IN NORTH AFRICA.

THERE ARE LOTS IN THE PHILIPPINES - BY MUSLIMS.

AND - DESPITE THE NYTIMES CLAIM THAT THESE KIDNAPPINGS ARE AN OUTGROWTH OF RECENT AND EVIL GLOBALIZATION, KIDNAPPINGS ARE NOT NEW TO MUSLIMS: THEY'VE BEEN AT IT FROM THE VERY START, SINCE MOHAMMED'S TIME.



THE NYTIMES REPORTING ON THIS IS ABOUT AS TRUTHFUL AND THOROUGH AS THEIR REPORTING ON STALIN'S GENOCIDE AGAINST UKRAINE, CLIMATEGATE, AND JOHN BRODNIAK.

IOW: THEY LIE, DISTORT AND PROPAGANDIZE.

THE NYTIMES IN NO LONGER A NEWSPAPER; IT'S A DISINFORMATION ORGAN OF THE LEFT.

LEFTIST SCUM.

IT USED TO BE ONE-HALF ADS AND THE OTHER HALF LIES.

NOW - DUE TO THEIR DECLINING IMPORTANCE AND REDUCED ANOUNT OF ADS - IT'S 3/4 LIES.

THEY ARE LEFTIST SCUM.

LAWS NEEDED TO STOP FOREIGN EFFORTS TO UNDERMINE ISRAEL

A call has been made by an expert to draft legislation to prevent foreign countries from funding sources hostile to Israel:
(IsraelNN.com) The influential anti-Zionist organizations in Israel are funded by European Union member states, a researcher for the Institute for Zionist Strategy told Arutz Sheva. The researcher, Adi Arbel, said that European states achieve their aim of influencing Israeli policies by funding groups like Peace Now, Adallah, Yesh Din and B'Tselem.

Arbel said that it was time to legislate laws that would fight this phenomenon. “In the United States there is a law called the 'Foreign Agent Registration Act',” he explained. “Organizations that receive funds from foreign governments have to work in complete transparency and publish proper disclosure regarding every position paper or research that they publish, and say who funded it. The purpose is very clear – to have laws here in Israel, too, that will make it mandatory to have the same transparency as in the US and that will show everyone where the money to these groups comes from.”

[...]

The NGOs in question cause Israel great damage, he went on to say. “We saw that they take their information outside. They took out information to the Durban racism conference which made declarations against Israel, and they sent information to Judge Goldstone, who based his report on them.”
There's another reason why these reprehensible groups must have their funding cut, just like ACORN, because they're helping equally reprehensible people like Goldstone to conduct their hatemongering against Israel.

SO OBAMA DOESN'T WANT TO MOVE THE EMBASSY TO JERUSALEM...

The Jerusalem Post artist reporting this says he doesn't want to move it yet. But it doesn't take much to figure out that he really doesn't want to move it at all. Not that I expected much from him. Capitol Hill was better on the subject though:
In contrast to Obama's stance on the embassy move, members of the US House of Representatives presented Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat during his November visit to the US with initiatives to recognize Jerusalem as the "undivided capital of Israel" and calling to move the US embassy there.

Sen. Joe Lieberman (Independent-Connecticut) informed Barkat that six senators had sponsored a bill that would put an end to a currently needed presidential confirmation on the matter and implement the Jerusalem Embassy Act from 14 years ago.

The law, which was passed by the Senate and House of Representatives in 1995 - stated that "Jerusalem should be recognized as the capital of the State of Israel and the United States Embassy in Israel should be established in Jerusalem no later than May 31, 1999."
Sadly, it's been more than a decade now, and still the US embassy has not been moved to Jerusalem.

HEY, AGW ALARMISTS: IT'S CLOSING TIME! BWAHAHAHA!

STEVEN HAYWARD:
I have long expected that 20 or so years from now we will look back on the turn-of-the-millennium climate hysteria in the same way we look back now on the population bomb hysteria of the late 1960s and early 1970s — as a phenomenon whose magnitude and effects were vastly overestimated, and whose proposed solutions were wrongheaded and often genuinely evil ...

... even before Climategate, the campaign was beginning to resemble a Broadway musical that had run too long, with sagging box office and declining enthusiasm from a dwindling audience. Someone needs to break the bad news to the players that it's closing time for the climate horror show.


RTWT HERE.

SING-ALONG:

DIAGRAMMING POLITICAL EVOLUTION

CLICK TO ENLARGE.

SENATOR BAUCUS CAUGHT EXCERCIZING HIS LIBERAL PREROGATIVE: LYING; CHEATING ETC...

MAX TRIED TO HELP HIS GALPAL, MELODEE HANES, GET A BIG FEDERAL JOB:
Max Baucus, chairman of the powerful Senate Finance Committee, recommended that the White House nominate his girlfriend [MELODEE HANES, PICTURED] as a U.S. attorney in Montana, his office announced late Friday night.



... After working as the regional finance director on his 2002 Senate campaign, Hanes joined Baucus’ staff in 2003 as field director – and was promoted to state director in 2005, when she earned $105,000.
And between October 2007 and October 2008, she earned more than $126,000.

... despite Baucus’ office contention that nothing was improper about his recommendation, it will almost certainly spark calls for Ethics Committee inquiries given the appearance that Baucus was assisting his girlfriend secure a top spot as a prosecutor in the Obama administration.
ACE:

Fortunately he's [SOON TO BE FORMER SENATOR MAX BAUCUS] not a "right wing pro-marriage type guy against gay marriage" or else there might be some rule about nominating the bit of crumpet you're schtupping this week to a top federal prosecutor slot.

So long as you're not right wing and pro-marriage, this stuff is easy-breezey-lemon-squeezey.

Man, gotta be great to be a Democrat. It's like 1977 at Hef's pad over there. Nothin' but fondue and sodomy over on that side of the aisle.

THE EX MRS BAUCUS - WANDA
AND THE SOON TO BE EX-SENATOR MAX

THE LEFT TRULT DOESN'T MIND THIS CRAP FROM THEIR COMRADES:
  • TEDDY COULD MURDER MARY JO;
  • JESSE JACKSON COULD USE P.U.S.H. MONEY TO PAYOFF THE MOTHER OF HIS LOVE-CHILD;
  • SHARPTON CAN FAIL TO PAY A LIBEL PENALTY;
  • CLINTON CAN COMMIT PERJURY AND SEXUALLY HARASS AN INTERN;
  • THEIR FAVORITE HISTORIANS CAN PLAGIARIZE (WARD CHURCHILL, DK GOODWIN; RASHID KHALIDI, BRUNO BETTELHEIM)
  • THE CRU CAN BE CAUGHT LYING, CHEATING AND BACK-STABBING AND THE LEFT WON'T CARE
  • MURTHA AND PELOSI CAN STEER MILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF FEDERAL MONEY TO FRIENDS AND RELATIVES
  • THEY CAN USE RACIST EPITHETS AGAINST NON-LIBERAL BLACKS AND YET REMAIN PC
AND SO ON.

IT'S GOTTEN SO PERVERSE THAT THE OLD GOVERNOR EDWIN EDWARDS (D - LOUSIANA) QUOTE IS NO LONGER OPERATIVE:

"THE ONLY WAY I CAN LOSE IS IF I'M CAUGHT
IN BED WITH EITHER
A DEAD GIRL OR A LIVE BOY!"
EDWARDS COULD WIN IN TODAY'S DEMOCRAT PARTY!

THE LEFTIST DOMINATED DEMOCRAT PARTY HAS NO MORALS - UNLESS YOU COUNT BAD MORALS AS MORALS.

NOTE: WHEN REPUBLICANS GET CAUGHT DOING THIS KIND OF THING, THEY LOSE SUPPORT OF THE BASE; I.E. GUV SANFORD.

BREAKING: BRITAIN'S "MET OFFICE" ADMITS CRU DATA IS BAD; ANNOUNCES IT MUST REDO 160 YEARS OF TEMPERATURE DATA

WUWT:
The Met Office plans to re-examine 160 years of temperature data after admitting that public confidence in the science on man-made global warming has been shattered by leaked e-mails.

The new analysis of the data will take three years, meaning that the Met Office will not be able to state with absolute confidence the extent of the warming trend until the end of 2012.

The Met Office database is one of three main sources of temperature data analysis on which the UN’s main climate change science body relies for its assessment that global warming is a serious danger to the world. This assessment is the basis for next week’s climate change talks in Copenhagen aimed at cutting CO2 emissions.

RTWT.

THE UN'S IPCC AND THE USA'S EPA SHOULD DELAY ANY AND ALL MARKETPLACE, TAX AND TRADE CHANGES UNTIL THIS REPORT IS DONE AND SUFFICIENTLY VETTED BY A TRULY HONEST AND OPEN PEER-REVIEW.

THAT MEANS NO LAWS, NO TAXES NO CHANGES UNTIL 2014.

ANYHTING ELSE WOULD BE INTELLECTUALLY DISHONEST.

INVESTORS IN THE SO-CALLED GREEN ECONOMY SHOULD PULL BACK AT ONCE.

UPDATE:


UPDATE #2:

AND LOOK HOW THE MSM (WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE DAILY MAIL!) IS SPINNING IT:

"THE MET OFFICE IS GOING TO PUBLISH THE DATA"
AS IF THERE WASN'T ANY PROBLEM WITH THE DATA TO DATE OR THE MODELS BASED ON IT.

SHEESH: THE LEFT'S DECEITFULNESS KNOWS NO BOUNDS. THEY'RE NOT REPORTING THENEWS; THEY'RE MANUFACTURING DISINFORMATION.

AND IT'S ALL BIASED TO THE LEFT.

MEMEORANDUM'S ROUND UP HERE.

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Friday, December 04, 2009

I DEMAND JUSTICE FOR POLANSKI

SCOTSMAN:
FILM director Roman Polanski was released on bail into house arrest in his Swiss chalet in the up-market resort of Gstaad yesterday, following his arrest for fleeing sentencing in the United States for unlawful sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977.

"Roman Polanski was released from custody pending extradition and transferred to Gstaad, where he is under house arrest at his chalet," the Swiss government said in a statement. "Polanski has undertaken not to leave his house and property at any time."

Polanski was released from prison after posting $4.5million (£2.7m) bail, on condition he wore an electronic monitoring tag, surrendered his identity and travel documents, and did not leave his house.

House arrest means the Oscar-winning director could spend time with his family – he is married to French singer and actress Emmanuelle Seigner, with whom he has two children – while waiting for a decision on extradition.


"It must be special treatment – if he were a normal man, they would keep him in jail," said Anne-Marie Fankhauser, a local resident in Gstaad.

INSTEAD OF RELAXING IN A CHALET IN GSTAAD, POLANSKI DESERVES JUSTICE.

LET'S SEND HIM TO PRISON WHERE OTHER INMATES CAN DO TO HIM WHAT HE DID TO THAT 13 YEAR OLD GIRL.

CHAVEZ SEIZES 3 MORE BANKS - NOW HAS TAKEN SEVEN...

YAHOO/AFP:
Venezuela's government has closed three more banks for inspection, the country's finance minister said Friday, amid a rash of nationalizations that has spooked investors.

Ali Rodriguez said the banks were undergoing a "closed-door" inspection for "rehabilitation" days after a similar move led to the nationalization of four other banks.

LIKE HIS COMRADE OBAMA, CHAVEZ IS USING A CRISIS TO EXPAND HIS COLLECTIVISM.

CLIMATEGATE EVISCERATES IPCC'S LAST REPORT

LAWRENCE SOLOMON:
The data from the Climatic Research Unit at East Anglia University — headquarters for Climategate — is now discredited.

This discredits any findings by other research bodies that relied
on the Climategate data.

How much falls from Climategate, whose participants read like a Who’s Who at the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change?

Not much, says CRU’s disgraced director, Phil Jones, pointing out that CRU’s data for global temperatures is but one of several datasets, all in general agreement. Besides, many argue, CRU was no linchpin to the science. The IPCC relied on numerous other sources. Throw CRU out, they say, and the IPCC’s conclusions remain unshakable.


In truth, if you throw CRU out, you’ve eviscerated the findings of the IPCC’s Fourth Assessment Report, the most recent and most definite opus from the UN.

...
There is no unimpeachable raw data in which we can have confidence. There is a large cast of impeachable characters in the Climategate drama with an evident appetite for cooking the books.

And there are but two honest options for our governments to now employ. They can choose to redo the studies, with data, scientists, and a peer-review process that can be trusted. Or they can recognize that the IPCC process has been politicized from the start, and that the prima facie evidence for dangerous global warming does not meet the threshold required to prolong the scientific sham of the generation.
RTWT.

SOLOMON WROTE THIS BOOK:



HERE ARE THE DENIERS:

  • Dr. Edward Wegman—former chairman of the Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics of the National Academy of Sciences—demolishes the famous “hockey stick” graph that launched the global warming panic.
  • Dr. David Bromwich—president of the International Commission on Polar Meteorology—says “it’s hard to see a global warming signal from the mainland of Antarctica right now.”
  • Prof. Paul Reiter—Chief of Insects and Infectious Diseases at the famed Pasteur Institute—says “no major scientist with any long record in this field” accepts Al Gore’s claim that global warming spreads mosquito-borne diseases.
  • Prof. Hendrik Tennekes—former director of research, Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute—states “there exists no sound theoretical framework for climate predictability studies” used for global warming forecasts.
  • Dr. Christopher Landsea—past chairman of the American Meteorological Society’s Committee on Tropical Meteorology and Tropical Cyclones—says “there are no known scientific studies that show a conclusive physical link between global warming and observed hurricane frequency and intensity.”
  • Dr. Antonino Zichichi—one of the world’s foremost physicists, former president of the European Physical Society, who discovered nuclear antimatter—calls global warming models “incoherent and invalid.”
  • Dr. Zbigniew Jaworowski—world-renowned expert on the ancient ice cores used in climate research—says the U.N. “based its global-warming hypothesis on arbitrary assumptions and these assumptions, it is now clear, are false.”
  • Prof. Tom V. Segalstad—head of the Geological Museum, University of Oslo—says “most leading geologists” know the U.N.’s views “of Earth processes are implausible.”
  • Dr. Syun-Ichi Akasofu-founding director of the International Arctic Research Center, twice named one of the “1,000 Most Cited Scientists,” says much “Arctic warming during the last half of the last century is due to natural change.”
  • Dr. Claude Allegre—member, U.S. National Academy of Sciences and French Academy of Science, he was among the first to sound the alarm on the dangers of global warming. His view now: “The cause of this climate change is unknown.”
  • Dr. Richard Lindzen--Professor of Meteorology at M.I.T., member, the National Research Council Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, says global warming alarmists “are trumpeting catastrophes that couldn't happen even if the models were right.”
  • Dr. Habibullo Abdussamatov--head of the space research laboratory of the Russian Academy of Science’s Pulkovo Observatory and of the International Space Station's Astrometria project says “the common view that man's industrial activity is a deciding factor in global warming has emerged from a misinterpretation of cause and effect relations."
  • Dr. Richard Tol--Principal researcher at the Institute for Environmental Studies at Vrije Universiteit, and Adjunct Professor at the Center for Integrated Study of the Human Dimensions of Global Change, at Carnegie Mellon University, calls the most influential global warming report of all time “preposterous . . . alarmist and incompetent."
  • Dr. Sami Solanki--director and scientific member at the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Germany, who argues that changes in the Sun’s state, not human activity, may be the principal cause of global warming: "The sun has been at its strongest over the past 60 years and may now be affecting global temperatures."
  • Prof. Freeman Dyson—one of the world’s most eminent physicists says the models used to justify global warming alarmism are “full of fudge factors” and “do not begin to describe the real world.”
  • Dr. Eigils Friis-Christensen--director of the Danish National Space Centre, vice-president of the International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy, who argues that changes in the Sun’s behavior could account for most of the warming attributed by the UN to man-made CO2.
THESE GUYS ARE EVERY BIT AS SMART AND SERIOUS AND WELL-TRAINED AND RESPECTED AS THE CRU FOLKS USED TO BE!

IN UNRELATED NEWS:

EARLIEST SNOW EVER IN HOUSTON AND NEW ORLEANS.


IN UNRELATED NEWS:

SNOWFALL RECORDS IN MICHIGAN.

CLIFF MAY TOTALLY DEMOLISHES STEPHEN WALT

UPDATED: SEE BELOW

CLIFF MAY - NRO/CORNER:
Foreign Policy has given Stephen Walt space to write a piece headlined Why They Hate Us, in which he asks:

“How many Muslims has the United States killed in the past thirty years, and how many Americans have been killed by Muslims?”
He calculates thusly:

While “Muslims” may have killed 2,819 Americans on 9/11, Americans killed “at least 100,000” Muslims through the U.N. sanctions imposed on Iraq. While Somali “militia” killed 18 U.S. military in Mogadishu, American military men killed 315 Somali militia. While “Muslims” killed 300 U.S. Marines and diplomats in Beirut in 1983, Americans have killed up to 32,000 Afghan citizens.

He goes on and on like this.

His bottom line: While “Muslims” have killed 10,325 Americans, Americans have killed 288,000 Muslims.

Walt concludes:

“The United States has killed nearly 30 Muslims for every American lost. The real ratio is probably much higher, and a reasonable upper bound for Muslim fatalities (based mostly on higher estimates of ‘excess deaths’ in Iraq due to the sanctions regime and the post-2003 occupation) is well over one million, equivalent to over 100 Muslim fatalities for every American lost.”
He quotes an unnamed “prominent English journalist” who, he says, has articulated his point “quite simply.”

If the United States wants to improve its image in the Islamic world, he said, it should stop killing Muslims.
Moral relativism is hardly uncommon in today’s political discourse, but refusing to differentiate between American troops trying to feed starving Somalis and Somali terrorists trying to stop the feeding program really does take the cake, so to speak.

It’s also revealing that Walt neglects to ask how many Muslims have been killed by Saddam Hussein, by al-Qaeda, by Iranian proxy death squads in Iraq, by the Taliban, and by other radical Muslim groups.

There obviously is no recognition by Walt that in recent years Americans have sacrificed lives and treasure to save Muslims from tyranny and carnage in Bosnia, Kuwait, Somalia, Iraq, and Afghanistan — and, yes, Muslims were killed in the process because in each of these cases, except Bosnia, Muslim communities were threatened by radical Muslim groups or regimes.

You think this sort of smarmy attack on America has no impact?

I received the Walt piece today on a Pakistani list-serve in which I am included. It was posted to demonstrate, once again, what sinister and untrustworthy people Americans really are.

One can imagine al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and various Islamist apologists using this as a rough guide as to how many Americans they would be justified to slaughter. This is a wonderful time for Walt to be offering such little propaganda gifts to America’s enemies, don’t you think?

Keep in mind that Walt not only publishes this pseudo-scholarship in respectable journals, he also teaches it on respectable campuses — has for years.

Walt calls himself a “realist” but I’ll need someone to explain to me where he differs from the hard, anti-American left.

WALT'S ATTACK ON THE USA IS THE SAME AS THEIR ATTACK ON ISRAEL, AND IS ABOUT AS INTELLECTUALLY HONEST AS THEIR ATTACK ON CO2 AND THEIR ATTACK ON THE "CRISIS IN AMERICAN HEALTHCARE".

THE LEFT IS INTELLECTUALLY AND MORALLY BACKRUPT.

UPDATE: Al-Qaida Kills Eight Times More Muslims Than Non-Muslims
Few would deny that Muslims too are victims of Islamist terror. But a new study by the Combating Terrorism Center in the US has shown that an overwhelming majority of al-Qaida victims are, in fact, co-religionists.

In the battle against unbelievers, can one also kill Muslims? Even the terror network al-Qaida is troubled by this question.

... But even as such apologetic communiqu├ęs from al-Qaida show the terror network stylizing itself as a defender of the true faith wrestling with religious concepts, they also make it look as though any dead Muslims are regretful but isolated cases. The facts, though, tell a different story.

Between 2004 and 2008, for example, al-Qaida claimed responsibility for 313 attacks, resulting in the deaths of 3,010 people. And even though these attacks include terrorist incidents in the West -- in Madrid in 2004 and in London in 2005 -- only 12 percent of those killed (371 deaths) were Westerners.
ABOVIA ESTHER.

ALSO: INTERNECINE/SECTARIAN STRIFE IN IRAQ KILLED MORE IRAQIS THAN ALLIED ATTACKS ON SADDAM AND ON AL QAEDA.

AND: SADDAM KILLED TWICE AS MANY PER MONTH DURING HIS REIGN.

SC*MBAG LEFTISTS LIKE WALT ARE MORE INTERESTED IN HARMING THE USA THAN IN PROTECTING THE TRUTH OR HUMAN RIGHTS.

Climategate: the end of "political climatology"

WUWT:
.. the computer code is transparently fraudulent.

Here, one finds matrices that add unexplained numbers to recent temperatures and subtract them from older temperatures (these numbers are hard-programmed in), splining observational data to model data, and other smoking guns, all showing that they were doing what was necessary to get the answers that the IPCC wanted, not the answers that the data held. They knew what they were doing, and why they were doing it.

If, as Prof. McCarthy insists, “peer review” was functioning, and the IPCC reports are rigorously peer reviewed, why was this not caught? When placing it in context made it highly likely that this type of fraud was occurring?

The second question is: Will this revelation be enough to cause the “global warming believers” to abandon their crusade, and for people to return to sensible environmental science (water use, habitat destruction, land use, this kind of thing)? Perhaps it will.

Contrary to Prof. McCarthy’s assertion, we have not lost just one research project amid dozens of others that survive. A huge set of primary data are apparently gone. Satellite data are scarcely 40 years old. Everything is interconnected, and anchored on these few studies. Even without the corruption of the peer review process, this is as big a change as quantum mechanics was in physics a century ago.

But now we know that peer review was corrupted, and that no “consensus” exists. The “2500 scientists agree” number is fiction (God knows who they are counting, but to get to this number, they must be including referees, spouses, and pets).

The best argument now for AGW is to argue that CO2 is, after all, a greenhouse gas, its concentration is, after all, increasing, and feedbacks that regulated climate for millions of years might (we can hypothesize) be overwhelmed by human CO2 emissions. It is a hypothesis worthy of investigation, but it has little evidentiary support.

Thus, there is hope that Climategate will bring to an end the field of political climatology, and allow climatology to again become a science.

THE AGW ALARMISTS DELIBERATELY CONFLATED THEIR POLITICAL AGENDA WITH THEIR HYPOTHESIS.

AND - TO MAKE THE PREDICTIONS AND PRESCRIPTIONS SEEM SCIENTIFIC AND INEVITABLE - THEY TWISTED AND DISTORTED THE DATA AND ALSO CORRUPTED THE PEER-REVIEW SYSTEM.

THEY DID THIS BECAUSE - AS LEFTISTS - THEY WERE LONG COMMITTED TO CONTROLLING INDUSTRIALIZATION AND THROTTLING THE FREE MARKET LONG BEFORE THEIR CO2PHOBIA.
  • THE MSM'S REFUSAL TO COVER CLIMATEGATE AND THEIR CONTINUAL PROMOTION OF THE AGW AGENDA IS LIKE THE DURANTY'S NYTIMES COVERAGE OF STALIN AND THE UKRAINE - WHICH COVERED UP STALIN'S GENOCIDE OF MANY MILLIONS.
  • IT MAKES THE MSM CO-CONSPIRATORS.
  • THE MSM NEEDS TO FESS UP AND START DOING THEIR JOB OF HOLDING PEOPLE ACCOUNTABLE AND PROBING FOR THE TRUTH.
  • AND THE SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY - AND ALL THE SO-CALLED SCIENTIFIC JOURNALS WHICH PUBLISHED ALL THE AGW ALARMISN OVER THE YEARS - NEED TO CLEAN HOUSE TOO.
THE AGW ALARMISTS HAVE BEEN EXPOSED AS FRAUDS.

THE TRUTH WILLVOME OUT.

IT CANNOT BE STOPPED.

THOSE IN THE MEDIA AND IN GOVERMENT WHO FAIL TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE TRUTH WILL BE PUNISHED IN THE RATINGS AND AT THE POLLS

"WE'RE FROM THE EPA AND WE'RE HERE TO HELP!"



CAN'T HIDE THIS DECLINE, EITHER: OBAMA CONTINUES TO TANK IN THE POLLS

EVEN CNN'S POLL HAS OBAMA BELOW 50%.

WHY?

SIMPLE:
  • OBAMA RAN AS A MODERATE, BUT IS GOVERNING FROM THE LEFT.
  • THE EXTREME LEFT.
  • THE RADICAL LEFT.
  • UNLESS OBAMA MAKES A CLEAR BREAK WITH THE LEFT - BY FIRING STAFF AND BRINGING ON OLD WASHINGTON HANDS FROM THE DLC - OBAMA WILL DROP TO 35% BY SUMMER.
OBAMA WON'T BREAK WITH THE LEFT (AS CLINTON DID): A RADICAL LEFTIST IS WHO OBAMA REALLY REALLY IS.

TURKISH/MUSLIM HYPOCRISY ON SWISS MINARETS

VT HAS THE FULL STORY.

TURNABOUT ISN'T FAIR-PLAY ACCORDING TO MUSLIMS.

I SAY: EFF EM. THERE SHOULD BE AN IMMEDIATE BAN ON BUILDING MOSQUES IN THE WEST.

WHEN CHURCHES ARE ALLOWED IN TURKEY AND ARABIA - AND WHEN NON-MUSLIMS ARE FREE TO WORSHIP THERE, THEN MOSQUES WILL BE PERMITTED IN THE WEST.

WHAT MESSAGE DO THESE HEADLINES SEND TO WOMEN?‏

WHAT MESSAGE DO THESE HEADLINES SEND TO WOMEN?‏

No Jail Time for Monserrate 13 minutes ago

Polanski Begins House Arrest 47 minutes ago

THEY SAY IF YOU'RE A LEFTIE LIB YOU GET OFF EASY.

MONSERRATE IS A DEM/LIB.

POLANSKI IS A LEFTIE.

WOMEN SHOULD STAY AWAY FROM THEM.

MORE PROOF ANTHROPOGENIC CO2 ISN'T VERY CONSEQUENTIAL

The study and diagram show that flora/fauna puts 2ox (yes twenty times) more CO2 in the atmosphere than man.

And that the oceans gave an expandable rate of CO2 absorption.

BBC:

There are substantial variations in the amount of carbon being absorbed by the North Atlantic Ocean, a study shows.

Writing in Science, an international team of researchers said the ocean's uptake of carbon varied by as much as 10% over the space of a few years.

The data set, described as the largest of its kind, was gathered by devices fitted to a fleet of commercial ships.

The world's oceans are believed to absorb about half of the total carbon emissions from human activities.

"Out of all the carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere, about half of it does not stay there," said lead author Andrew Watson, a researcher from the University of East Anglia's School of Environmental Sciences.

"It is taken up by the natural world; half of it is absorbed on land, and half of it ends up in the oceans."

AGW = BS.

MORE PROOF THAT THE LEFT HAS FORGOTTEN 9/11

TINA BROWN:

as Obama told us of the first attack on the Taliban and NATO’s invocation of Article 5, I felt I was being told some Nordic myth from ancient times:

REPEAT: I felt I was being told some Nordic myth from ancient times:

BROWN AND THE LEFT DON'T FEEL THAT 9/11 IS IMPORTANT; TO THEM IT'S A DISTANT EVENT, GROWN SMALL IN THE REAR-VIEW MIRROR, FADED IN IMPORTANCE.

SUCH AN ATTITUDE CAN NEVER GENERATE THE COMMITMENT OR SUSTAIN THE RESOLVE TO WIN THIS LONG WAR.

POLL: WHO IS THE DUMBEST SENATOR?

TAKE THIS POLL.

NEW IPCC/COPENHAGEN POSTER

IS JAMES HANSEN THE CLIMATEGATE LEAKER

From Jammie Wearing Fool:

Hmm, a very interesting theory. First, James Hansen is one of climate-scammer Al Gore's pals and has been exposed as a total fraud. Here he says the Copenhagen summit must fail, a curious statement considering he's been one of the primary hoaxers in the globwarm movement.
The scientist who convinced the world to take notice of the looming danger of global warming says it would be better for the planet and for future generations if next week's Copenhagen climate change summit ended in collapse.

In an interview with the Guardian, James Hansen, the world's pre-eminent climate scientist, said any agreement likely to emerge from the negotiations would be so deeply flawed that it would be better to start again from scratch.

"I would rather it not happen if people accept that as being the right track because it's a disaster track," said Hansen, who heads the Nasa Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York.

"The whole approach is so fundamentally wrong that it is better to reassess the situation. If it is going to be the Kyoto-type thing then [people] will spend years trying to determine exactly what that means."
Hansen is so far off the reservation he's even come to criticize Gore and Obama, which should tell you how whacked out he is.

So the folks here got to thinking: With Hansen's attitude toward Copenhagen, could that have given him the motivation to leak the CRU emails?
We are now variously told that the police are investigating the "theft" of the data, and have interviewed the temporarily redundant CRU director, Phil Jones, about the "crime".

If they are looking for a suspect, however, they need look no further than James Hansen "the world's pre-eminent climate scientist" – a man known to endorse criminal activity and support civil disobedience.

This is a man with the motive and, from his elevated status in the "climate change community", he undoubtedly had the opportunity and the access.

By way of further confirmation that he dun it, it is highly suspicious that none of the emails released incriminate him or his Goddard Institute. And who else would have the knowledge to select such incriminating information from the mass of material that must be stored on the CRU computer?

Now look what we have here: Algore is running for cover. Feeling the heat, Albert?

The Church of Climatology

WHEN THEY SAY "CLIMATE CHANGE" THEY REALLY MEAN CHANGING THE DATA TO MAKE IT SEEM LIKE INDUSTRY IS EVIL.

IN THE CHURCH OF CLIMATOLOGY CAPITALISM AND INDUSTRY ARE EVIL.

AND CARBON SCHEMES ARE THE NEW INDULGENCES.


AGW IS THE SECOND MOST EVIL IDEOLOGY IN MODERN TIMES - THE WORST IS COLLECTIVISM.

CLIMATE CHANGE IS THE OPIATE OF THE PSEUDO-INTELLECTUALS.

TAXES ARE THE OPIATE OF THE LEFT.

MORE ON THE AIR TRANS DRY RUN

IT WAS INTENDED TO WEAR DOWN OUR RESISTANCE

AND MAKE US COMPLACENT

AND AFRAID OF LAWSUITS

AND THEREFORE MAKE US LET OUR GUARD DOWN TO ALLOW A FUTURE ATTACK.

HOW WOULD THE REST OF EUROPE VOTE IF THEY HAD SWISS-STYLE REFERENDA ON BANNING MINARETS?

THEY'D ALL VOTE TO BAN THEM ...

BY WIDE MARGINS.

EVEN SPAIN.

NEW PROOF/SMOKING GUN PROVES HOCKEY STICK A TOTAL FRAUD

AGW = RELIGION WITH MATHEMATICAL EQUATIONS.

From Watt's Up With That?

Now, here is some actual proof that the CRU was deliberately tampering with their data. Unfortunately, for readability’s sake, this code was written in Interactive Data Language (IDL) and is a pain to go through.

NOTE: This is an actual snippet of code from the CRU contained in the source file: briffa_Sep98_d.pro
;
; Apply a VERY ARTIFICAL correction for decline!!
;
yrloc=[1400,findgen(19)*5.+1904]
valadj=[0.,0.,0.,0.,0.,-0.1,-0.25,-0.3,0.,-0.1,0.
3,0.8,1.2,1.7,2.5,2.6,
2.6,2.6,2.6,2.6]*0.75 ; fudge factor
if n_elements(yrloc) ne n_elements(valadj)
then message,'Oooops!'

yearlyadj=interpol(valadj,yrloc,timey)
What does this Mean? A review of the code line-by-line
Starting off Easy
Lines 1-3 are comments
Line 4
yrloc is a 20 element array containing:
1400 and 19 years between 1904 and 1994 in increments of 5 years…
yrloc = [1400, 1904, 1909, 1914, 1919, 1924, 1929, ... , 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994]
findgen() creates a floating-point array of the specified dimension. Each element of the array is set to the value of its one-dimensional subscript
F = indgen(6) ;F[0] is 0.0, F[1] is 1.0….. F[6] is 6.0
Pretty straightforward, right?
Line 5
valadj, or, the “fudge factor” array as some arrogant programmer likes to call it is the foundation for the manipulated temperature readings. It contains twenty values of seemingly random numbers. We’ll get back to this later.
Line 6
Just a check to make sure that yrloc and valadj have the same number of attributes in them. This is important for line 8.
Line 8
This is where the magic happens. Remember that array we have of valid temperature readings? And, remember that random array of numbers we have from line two? Well, in line 4, those two arrays are interpolated together.
The interpol() function will take each element in both arrays and “guess” at the points in between them to create a smoothing effect on the data. This technique is often used when dealing with natural data points, just not quite in this manner.
The main thing to realize here, is, that the interpol() function will cause the valid temperature readings (yrloc) to skew towards the valadj values.
What the heck does all of this mean?
Well, I’m glad you asked. First, let’s plot the values in the valadj array.
Artificial Hockeystick Graph
Look familiar? This closely resembles the infamous hockey stick graph that Michael Mann came up with about a decade ago. By the way, did I mention Michael Mann is one of the “scientists” (and I use that word loosely) caught up in this scandal?
Here is Mann’s graph from 1999
mann-hockey-stick-graph
As you can see, (potentially) valid temperature station readings were taken and skewed to fabricate the results the “scientists” at the CRU wanted to believe, not what actually occurred.

Where do we go from here?

It’s not as cut-and-try as one might think. First and foremost, this doesn’t necessarily prove anything about global warming as science. It just shows that all of the data that was the chief result of most of the environmental legislation created over the last decade was a farce.

This means that all of those billions of dollars we spent as a global community to combat global warming may have been for nothing.

If news station anchors and politicians were trained as engineers, they would be able to find real proof and not just speculate about the meaning of emails that only made it appear as if something illegal happened.

Conclusion

I tried to write this post in a manner that transcends politics. I really haven’t taken much of an interest in the whole global warming debate and don’t really have a strong opinion on the matter. However, being part of the Science Community (I have a degree in Physics) and having done scientific research myself makes me very worried when arrogant jerks who call themselves “scientists” work outside of ethics and ignore the truth to fit their pre-conceived notions of the world. That is not science, that is religion with math equations.


IF AGW WAS REAL AND IF IT WAS REALLY OCCURRING AND MEASURABLE, THEN THESE SCIENTISTS WOULDN'T HAVE TO RESORT TO LYING, CHEATING AND OBFUSCATING.

AGW = BS. TOTAL EFFIN' BS.

Breaking: Obama’s “Safe Schools Czar” Is Promoting Porn in the Classroom

If it wasn't bad enough that Obama's Safe School Czar is a NAMBLA (North American Man/Boy Love Association) supporter, now we find he actually promotes the reading of gay porn by students.

From Gateway:

Scott Baker from Breitbart-TV.com and Co-Host of ‘The B-Cast‘ submitted this shocking report today on Obama’s deviant Safe Schools Czar Kevin Jennings.

Warning: The following material is very explicit.

EXCERPTS

Reflections of a Rock Lobster – Page 13

(At the age of six, the author frequently performed fellatio on his fellow first-graders in the school restroom, part of a “busy homosexual childhood.”)

My sexual exploits with my neighborhood playmates continued. I lived a busy homosexual childhood, somehow managing to avoid venereal disease through all my toddler years. By first grade I was sexually active with many friends. In fact, a small group of us regularly met in the grammar school lavatory to perform fellatio on one another. A typical week’s schedule would be Aaron and Michael on Monday during lunch; Michael and Johnny on Tuesday after school; Fred and Timmy at noon Wednesday; Aaron and Timmy after school on Thursday. None of us ever got caught, but we never worried about it anyway. We all understood that what we were doing was not to be discussed freely with adults but we viewed it as a fun sort of confidential activity. None of us had any guilty feelings about it; we figured everyone did it. Why shouldn’t they?


Queer 13 – Pages 16 + 17

(A man masturbates and explicitly ejaculates as he sits on a hill overlooking his hometown.)

I sit down on the hard ground and cry a little. I fish my aged cock out of my jeans as though I can mark the scene with pleasure so later I can find it and reread it for understanding. Once imagined, it is my responsibility to jack off in front of it all. The air feels funny on my cock, which usually squirms like a larva in the darkness; it’s more sensitive than I am to the prickle of a slight breeze. There is nothing to arouse me except myself. My tract looks so boring, its emptiness so lacks potential, that I can almost believe in reality, since here is appearance spreading out at my feet. It only takes a minute. My crotch rings like an alarm clock, some pump mechanism kicks in, and after short flights my sperm falls on the gray dirt. I feet edgy and shallow, emptied out by the day ahead, and twinges of residual pleasure make me twitch.


Safe Schools Czar Kevin Jennings was the founder, and for many years, Executive Director of an organization called the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN). GLSEN started essentially as Jennings’ personal project and grew to become the culmination of his life’s work. And he was chosen by President Obama to be the nation’s Safe Schools Czar primarily because he had founded and led GLSEN (scroll for bio).

GLSEN maintains a recommended reading list of books that it claims “furthers our mission to ensure safe schools for all students.” In other words, these are the books that GLSEN’s directors think all kids should be reading: gay kids should read them to raise their self-esteem, and straight kids should read them in order to become more aware and tolerant and stop bullying gay kids.

Through GLSEN’s online ordering system, called “GLSEN BookLink,” featured prominently on their Web site, teachers can buy the books to use as required classroom assignments, or students can buy them to read on their own.

According to GLSEN’s own press releases from the period during which its recommended reading list was developed, the organization’s three areas of focus were creating “educational resources, public policy agenda, [and] student organizing programs”; in other words, the reading list (chief among its “educational resources”) was of prime importance in GLSEN’s efforts to influence the American educational system.

The list is divided into three main categories: books recommended for grades K-6; books recommended for grades 7-12; and books for teachers. (The books on the list span all genres: fiction, nonfiction, memoirs, even poetry.)

Out of curiosity to see exactly what kind of books Kevin Jennings and his organization think American students should be reading in school, our team chose a handful at random from the over 100 titles on GLSEN’s grades 7-12 list, and began reading through.

We were unprepared for what we encountered.

... (these were books that) weren’t merely X-rated and pornographic, but which featured

explicit descriptions of sex acts between pre-schoolers;

stories that seemed to promote and recommend child-adult sexual relationships;

stories of public masturbation, anal sex in restrooms, affairs between students and teachers,

five-year-olds playing sex games,

semen flying through the air.

One memoir even praised becoming a prostitute as a way to increase one’s self-esteem.

Above all, the books seemed to have less to do with promoting tolerance than with an unabashed attempt to indoctrinate students into a hyper-sexualized worldview.

We knew that unless we carefully documented what we were reading, the public would have a hard time accepting it.

To be specific, the books we read were:

Queer 13

Being Different

The Full Spectrum

Revolutionary Voices

Reflections of a Rock Lobster

Passages of Pride

Growing Up Gay/Growing Up Lesbian

The Order of the Poison Oak

In Your Face

Mama’s Boy, Preacher’s Son

Love & Sex: Ten Stories of Truth

We can only vouch for what’s in these 11 books, since these are the only ones we’ve read through. Are there other books on the GLSEN reading list that are similarly outrageous? We can’t say for sure, but it seems very likely.

Let it be clear: This issue has nothing to do with gayness or straightness, which is irrelevant to this report. The point proven here is that the GLSEN reading list promotes the sexualization of children in general, regardless of the “orientation.”

And this is not about censorship: It’s about deciding what constitutes appropriate reading material for children.

Here are more excerpts:

Revolutionary Voices – Page 103

(An illustration about the change from “boy to man,” showing two Boy Scouts pointing at and looking at two adult men engaging in anal sex.)

A Process of Change, etching, 38 x 35.5 cm, 1999


Queer 13 – Pages 43, 44 + 45

(A 13-year-old boy has a violent sexual encounter with an older man, which causes the boy to become desperate for sex, and he ends up spending the rest of the year promiscuously getting “my cock sucked and my ass fucked” by “a seemingly endless supply of dicks” belonging to older men, concluding with “I really did enjoy those sexual encounters.”)

One day, on the bus to shop class, this ugly fuck of a man sat behind me and put his foot in the crack of my seat. He was skinny, with a patchy, pencil-thin mustache that besotted his oily face. I ignored him for most of the trip. I did notice that he changed buses when I did, but this time he sat beside me. He tried a little small talk, but then he suddenly and very nervously put his hand on my crotch. It never occurred to me to tell him not to. I’m not sure if I agreed to it or not, but he managed to get me to follow him to a nearby rest room at another secondary school “to play.” In the bathroom stall, lit by two scant rows of fluorescent lights, half of them burnt-out or flickering, he tried to kiss me, but I was too nauseated to do that. He sucked my nipples and played with my cock. I had no idea what to do. He then tried to get me to suck his. Somehow I knew this was expected of me, but I just could not put his ugly, foul-smelling penis into my mouth. When he forced it in I gagged so hard I started vomiting. Undaunted, he tried to put his cock in my ass. Thankfully, he came prematurely. He pulled up his trousers and left me in the toilet stall confused, frightened, crying, and praying to God for forgiveness of my horrible sin. I spent a good deal of time locked in the stall, trying to clean up, trying to wipe the smell of that act off with wet toilet paper, but I was doused in the stench of that man and what he had done.

This incident should have soured me on men, but it only made me more confused and needful. One day later, something accidental happened that would change my life. I discovered that at a urinal I could actually see someone else’s penis. I was ecstatic and fearful, but I wanted more. One day, at a local shopping mall, as I was trying to sneak a peek at penises in the rest rooms, a man at the urinal actually turned to me and started playing with himself. He flashed me a gold-toothed smirk and motioned for me to come over. Shocked, I zippered up and ran out, but the seeds had been laid. The whole world of rest-room sex had opened itself up to me.

Soon I was spending a great deal of time hanging out in shopping malls and cruising the rest rooms for sexual encounters. My rest-room exploits started to be a great burden on my mind. The better part of the year was spent making deals with God, asking for a sign, then ignoring and rationalizing everything I perceived to be a sign, praying for forgiveness, and being obsessed with raging hormones and a seemingly endless supply of dicks. I believed that it was all part of a test by God to see if I was a sinner. I was.

I had known before that something was up, and that I was attracted to men, but this toilet thing was a whole new realm of sin and Satan, a new level that I had never before imagined. The following years were spent praying for forgiveness and trying to purge my homosexuality through prayer and Bible study. While my classmates wondered what sex was like, content to masturbate over pinups, I was out there having my cock sucked and my ass fucked. These were grown men I was tricking with. Some were nice, grateful for a young boy to have their way with. Some were harsh and mean. There were a few nasty encounters, brutal and painful experiences, near-rapes, but through it all, I never thought that I had the ability to say no.

I was scared about what I was doing, scared of God’s judgment and of being caught in all those rest rooms and parks, but I really did enjoy those sexual encounters. That feeling of doing it to them and them doing the same for me was just too damn good.



  • OUR PRESIDENT THINKS TEENAGERS SHOULD BE ASSIGNED BOOKS THAT TALK POSITIVELY ABOUT ADULT-CHILD SEX AND "SUCKING COCKS".





THIS IS OUR PRESIDENT, FOLKS.

DENMARK PARADISE FOR CLIMATE SWINDLERS pt.2

Sex professionals are offering free service in response to the nauseating politically correct slogan "BE SUSTAINABLE, DON'T BUY SEX" being promoted by the municipal government of Copenhagen to the delegates to the COP15 climate conference. Like I said before: Denmark is paradise for climate swindlers.

UPDATE: SCOOPED JWF.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

PREDICTION: OBAMA WILL APPOINT 15 NEWS CZARS IN 2011...

BECAUSE LIKE BLANCHE LINCOLN, IT SEEMS A LOT OF BIGTIME DEMS IN CONGRESS VOTE FOR OBAMACARE ARE GONNA NEED JOBS AS A RESULT.

I CAN'T BELIEVE ANY SENATOR FACING A TOUGH RACE WILL VOTE FOR OBAMACARE UNLESS THEY GET A PROMISE OF A WHITE HOUSE JOB IS THEY LOSE THEIR SEAT.

UNDER HEAT, AGW ALARMISM IS EVAPORATING

BWAHAHAHA!

WUWT MAKES AN IMPORTANT OBSERVATION
: PHIL JONES AND HIS COLLEAGUES BLAME THEIR PREDECESSOR FOR LOSING THE DATA, BUT BUT BUT THERE'S N EMAIL FROM JONES OR ANYONE ELSE DECRYING THAT FACT EVEN THOUGH IT WOULD'VE BEEN A HUGE LOSS.

THIS PROVES THAT THE DATA WAS IN FACT DESTROYED BY JONES.

WHY WOULD THEY DO THAT?

TO HIDE THE TRUTH. A TRUTH THAT WOULD HAVE DEVASTATED THEIR ARGUMENTS.

WHAT IS THE TRUTH?

AGW = BS.
CO2 = HARMLESS.
CARBON SCHEMES = STEALTH SOCIALISM.

Marriage Penalty in Healthcare Bill

At $59,000 per household your coverage goes away, but only if you're married. Single people's coverage would also go away at $59,000, but an unmarried couple's coverage gets cut off at twice the amount of that of a married couple.

There's also an 8% payroll tax, so don't worry, because nobody will have a job to make $59,000 at, anyway.

SOME MINISTERS BEGIN TO SPEAK UP ABOUT THE FREEZE

Well, it looks like some politicians have come to realize how this construction freeze has gone too far, and are now beginning to talk against it:
(IsraelNN.com) Cabinet ministers who voted for the freeze on Jewish construction, a Knesset subcommittee, and coalition MKs agree: The freeze has gone too far.

[...]

Knesset Subcommittee
In addition, the Knesset Subcommittee for Judea and Samaria Affairs - under the auspices of the Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee - resolved this morning that the Defense Minister must immediately suspend the construction freeze. Chairman MK Zev Elkin (Likud) explained: “The freeze orders were implemented in opposition to the manner stipulated by the Cabinet decision, and were not publicized beforehand as they were supposed to have been. The orders also do not provide any respite for those who are losing money because of the freeze. We therefore demand that the freeze be revoked, formulated properly, provide for compensation, and only afterwards can it be enforced.”

[...]

Ministers Begin and Yaalon
Furthermore, Cabinet Ministers Moshe Yaalon and Benny Begin – Likud hawks who voted in favor of the freeze – said on Wednesday that the freeze is being implemented in a “draconian” manner. They noted that the freeze was only supposed to apply to construction that has not yet begun, whereas in fact, the Defense Ministry has issued stop-work orders to some 2,000 units that have already been started or approved. Yaalon and Begin asked Netanyahu to ensure that Defense Minister Barak “calms down” in his rush to enforce the orders.

MKs from UTJ
MK Menachem Eliezer Moses of the government coalition's United Torah Judaism party, opposes the freeze for both political and economic reasons. Speaking in the Knesset on Wednesday, he said, “Whoever thinks that after ten months of a freeze, all of sudden they’ll start building again, is mistaken. This is the salami method – first one slice, then another, etc.”

Moses also explained the economic ramifications of the freeze: “Innocent citizens who purchased apartments on paper, or land, and took out a mortgage to do so, now find themselves unable to proceed. So for an additional ten months they’ll have to pay double: rent and mortgage. Why are they at fault? Did they buy illegally? They all paid good money so that they can live in a home, and now they have to suffer? And what about all the suppliers, and subcontractors, and advisors, and architects, and everyone else – what will happen to them? And what about a family with 10 children that wants to expand its 3-room apartment - they’re stuck? And what about the banks that finance these projects – when they see that the government zig-zags like this and decides on a Disengagement from construction, they will simply decide to pull out of these projects.”
If there's anything this "freeze" cannot be allowed to affect, it's privately financed building projects, which I once argued are what people should rely upon, NOT government backed construction.

Note that Ehud Barak is only all too eager to exploit this for his own leftist purposes, and has now been taken to task for it. He hasn't found this easy, luckily, as two ministers have refused to provide him with inspectors to take part. He himself is clearly the main problem here.

CLIMATEGATE

Those who would poo-poo Climategate scandal argue that the CRU's data and modeling is not very important to the overall argument they make.

BUT: If the data and models the CRU had are not actually so crucial to the AGW alarmists, then why did the CRU hide it for so long and distort it?

And why are so many defending them? Or ignoring the whole thing?

The reaction of the AGW alarmists and and the MSM tells us everything we need to know about ow crucial this is.

CHAIR OF CRU REVIEW NAMED


DOES ANYBODY KNOW IF THIS GUY IS LEGIT?


Sir Muir Russell will head an independent review into the e-mails leaked from the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) in Norwich, UK.

Sir Muir, a former civil servant, will look into allegations that have arisen from the security breach.

The review will examine whether there is evidence of manipulation or suppression of data "at odds with acceptable scientific practice".

The CRU is based at the University of East Anglia (UEA)

OBAMA'S RECOMMENDS FAMILY DISCUSSIONS ABOUT JOB POLICY

THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU HAVE A COMMUNITY ORGANIZER ATTEMPTING TO PLAY PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.

From Politico's "The Arena":

Today, the Obama White House sent out an email (under spokesperson Valerie Jarrett’s name) reminding supporters that the President will be "hosting a discussion at the White House [this Thursday] to explore every possible avenue for job creation" (a discussion to which, I might add, the Chamber of Commerce has apparently not been invited).

... the subject of Jarrett’s email shouldserve as conclusive proof of this fact, for, in today's message, she once again pulls out the one tool the former community organizer currently serving as president has in his toolkit: community organizing.

Jarrett writes: "You can join the discussion by organizing your own jobs forum with your family, friends, and co-workers -- because these conversations can take place in living rooms and conference tables, not just arenas and convention centers."


This is Community Organizing, not Job Creation policy.

And, what is the purpose of Community Organizing? Let's go straight to the horses mouth - the NFG.org (Neighborhood Funders Group - "Grantmakers Supporting Commity Change") a leftist organization which supports Community Organizers - for our definition:

Power is the purpose of community organizing, and the issues, problems, strategies and victories are a means to the end of increased power for the organization and the community.

The first step in the Community Organizing process is the bitch session, wherein people get together and discuss how helpless they are in the face of their imagined overlords.

What Obama is doing here is revealing here that he wants to stir the pot and get some anger bubbling up. What else could he expect to achieve by asking individuals to get together and talk about the fact that they don't have jobs?

One wonders if Obama plans to accomplish anything at all with his Jobs Summit. Or, is the Community Organizing aspect of this Summit the truly important point.

The first step in Community Organizing is stirring anger, finding grievance.

Click on this link and go to National Housing Institue Online. Scan the articles listed under Community Organizing Tactics and Theory. This is, essentially, a page listing the successes of Community Organizing. Note that, in almost all cases, the victories achieved boil down to getting a corporate or governmental entity to give away something for free.

In other words, THE GOAL OF COMMUNITY ORGANIZING IS SOCIALISM.

DOES OBAMA WANT TO BE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, OR DOES HE REALLY WANT TO BE THE COMMUNITY ORGANIZER IN CHIEF?


UPDATE: With that question in mind, consider this story:

No Justice-No Peace… Dems Plan Jobs March On Washington to Protest Their Own Failed Policies

Apparently, the entire Democratic Party wants to play Community Organizer now.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

THE CRU WASN'T ALWAYS CO2PHOBIC


EXCERPT:
The secretive approach of CRU director Jones and his colleagues, particularly in the paleoclimatology field, is not a secret.

Distinguished scientists have testified to this throughout from the early 1990s onwards. A report specifically commissioned four years ago by Congress, the Wegman Report, identified many of the failings discussed in the past week.
Failings are understandable, climatology is in its infancy, and the man-made greenhouse gas theory is a recent development. However no action was taken.

A little like Goldman Sachs, the group that includes the CRU Crew was deemed to be too important to fail - or even have the semblance of fallibility.
A lightning recap of what CRU is, and what role it plays, helps bring the puzzle out of the shadows. CRU was founded in 1972 by the 'Father of Climatology', former Met Office meteorologist Hubert Lamb.

Until around 1980, solar modulation was believed to be the driving factor in climatic variation. A not unreasonable idea, you might think, since our energy (unless you live by a volcano vent) is derived from the sun. Without a better understanding of the sun, climatology may be reasonably be called "speculative meteorology".


But CRU's increasing influence, according to its own history, stemmed from politicians taking an interest. "The UK Government became a strong supporter of climate research in the mid-1980s, following a meeting between Prime Minister Mrs Thatcher and a small number of climate researchers, which included Tom Wigley, the CRU director at the time.

This and other meetings eventually led to the setting up of the Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research, within the Met Office," the CRU notes.
Lamb (who died in 1997), however remained sceptical of the greenhouse gas hypothesis to the end.

In addition to inheriting all the problems of climatology, the greenhouse gas hypothesis has several unique issues of its own, and addressing them is a challenge for the most scrupulous researcher. How CRU addressed them was to define climatology for two decades - and ultimately defined the public debate and policy, too.


The gas theory is based on an elegant 'energy budget' model, but it leans heavily on positive feedbacks resulting from greenhouse gases such as CO2 in order to produce the warming CO2 cannot do by itself.

Yet no simple empirical laboratory tests are of use here. Nor is there a ‘fingerprint’ or tell-tale signal that anthropogenically produced gases are the primary forcing factor.

Hence climatology's increasing reliance, since 1980, on a range of anecdotal evidence and computer modelling.
RTWT.

THE CRU UNDER JONES WAS A DISINFORMATION UNIT.

  • AGW = BS.
  • CO2 IS HARMLESS.
  • CARBON SCHEMES = STEALTH SOCIALISM.