Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Global Warming “News”: The 2008 alternative GW “consensus” conference

Believe global warming is a crock? You can attend a conference of skeptical climatologists.

The 2008 International Conference on Climate Change is the first major international conference to focus on issues and questions not answered by advocates of the theory of man-made global warming.

Hundreds of scientists, economists, and public policy experts from around the world will gather on March 2-4, 2008, at the Marriott New York Marquis Hotel on Manhattan’s Time Square, to call attention to widespread dissent in the scientific community to the alleged “consensus” that the modern warming is primarily man-made and is a crisis.

The debate over whether human activity is responsible for some or all of the modern warming, and then what to do if our presence on Earth is indeed affecting the global climate, has enormous consequences for everyone in virtually all parts of the globe. Proposals to drive down human greenhouse gas emissions by raising energy costs or imposing draconian caps could dramatically affect the quality of life of people in developed countries, and, due to globalization, the lives of people in less-developed countries too.

The global warming debate that the public and policymakers usually see is one-sided, dominated by government scientists and government organizations agenda-driven to find data that suggest a human impact on climate and to call for immediate government action, if only to fund their own continued research, but often to achieve political agendas entirely unrelated to the science of climate change. There is another side, but in recent years it has been denied a platform from which to speak.
Source: Heartland Institute

This will not sit well with “Pope” Gore and his Church of Global Warming.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Obama’s “camel lot”

What a crock!! The king of “old politics of misrepresentation and distortion” endorses Obama.

Senator Edward M. Kennedy implored Americans on Monday “to turn the page on the old politics of misrepresentation and distortion,” as he placed the aura of the most prominent Democratic family around Senator Barack Obama’s candidacy.

At a rally here at American University, as two generations of Kennedys surrounded Mr. Obama on stage, and Caroline Kennedy and Representative Patrick J. Kennedy, Democrat of Rhode Island, offered their own endorsements, Mr. Kennedy offered a fierce rebuttal to questions that Mr. Obama’s rivals had raised about his experience and readiness for the job.

“He will be a president who refuses to be trapped in the patterns of the past,” Mr. Kennedy said, interrupting his speech more than once to embrace Mr. Obama. “He is a leader who sees the world clearly without being cynical. He is a fighter who cares passionately about the causes he believes in without demonizing those who hold a different view.”
Some on Obama’s stances on the issues and my comments.
  1. Give public safety officers collective bargaining rights. Obama supports the Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act so police and firefighters can go on strike.
  2. Chief co-sponsor of IL ENDA. ENDA would force religious bookstores, churches and such to hire cross dressers and homosexuals. Their religious beliefs say this behavior is abnormal and immoral. ENDA seeks to negate the 1st amendment.
  3. Make the minimum wage a living wage. The “profits” of the local greasy spoon is the “salary” of the owner. Each mandated raise for employees is a reduction of the owner’s “salary”. Each hike of the minimum wage forces small businesses to close. All of their employees don’t get the minimum wage raise. They lose their jobs..
  4. Tax cuts for the rich do not create jobs. Who does create new jobs? Take away money from the rich and they have less money to create new jobs.Z
  5. Homeland Security: Protecting Our Chemical Plants. Keeping Track of Spent Nuclear Fuel. Evacuating Special Needs Population in Emergencies. Reuniting Families After Emergencies. Keeping Our Drinking Water Safe. Protecting the Public from Radioactive Releases. What about stopping Islamic terrorists from getting into the country and killing Americans?
  6. Obama voted against the partial birth abortion ban. How did he vote on the Born Alive Infant Protection Act? This act stopped the abortions where the son or daughter was completely born alive then left to die.
  7. Obama will make available a new national health plan to all Americans, including the self-employed and small businesses, to buy affordable health coverage. No American will be turned away from any insurance plan because of illness or pre-existing conditions. England’s NHS is in debt big time. They are looking for excuses to turn away Britons from receiving services.
  8. Give Drivers Licenses to illegal immigrants. And give new cars to those convicted of auto theft.
  9. Will Obama appoint judges that will legislate from the bench? Or will Obama appoint judges that will obey and rule based on the US Constitution?
On the positive side, Obama supposedly doesn’t take any pac money.     

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Never under Saddam

Video Credit: Sgt. Jay Townsend, 2nd BCT, 3rd Inf. Div. PAO

Thanks to the US military helping the Iraqi people, a medical clinic was built in this small community.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

UK Gun Control Failures: week of Jan. 19, 2008

While England has some of the strictest national gun control laws, here is this week's list of UK violence that the laws didn't stop: In a country with tough gun control laws:
A medical student was stabbed to death in a greengrocer’s in South London after a dispute over a stolen orange, his family said yesterday.  Khalil Nasseri, 24, was visiting the shop, which was owned by his cousin Asad, on Saturday when he was attacked by a gang of men. The cousin claimed that one of the men had tried to steal an orange from the shop, in Brixton, two days earlier. Mr. Nasseri was stabbed through the heart, a post-mortem examination has revealed.

Anyone caught carrying a blade will be prosecuted and will not be allowed to escape with a caution under a crackdown on knife crime promised by Gordon Brown.  Police must prosecute those of any age who are found in possession of a blade in areas where knife crime is high. London, Liverpool, Birmingham and Greater Manchester are among the 12 priority areas.

YOUNG people across Scotland are being asked to share their views about knife and gun crime in one of the largest UK-wide consultations on the issue. (To take part in the survey, go to Yesterday, the Evening News reported that Lothian Police were called to schools about incidents involving a weapon - often a knife or air rifle - at least once a day.

TWO robbers subjected a jeweller to a "vicious" attack before stealing thousands of pounds worth of watches, police said today. The men entered the Diamond Studio in Glasgow's Argyll Arcade yesterday afternoon, Strathclyde Police said. They sprayed an unknown substance in her face, pulled her to the ground and repeatedly punched her in the face.

A 22-year-old man has been arrested after a man was shot in the eye with what police believe to be an airgun.  The victim, a 30-year-old man from Birmingham, was picking up a van he had bought on Langton Road in Kirkby on Tuesday when the incident happened.

A WOMAN stabbed an Asian man in an unprovoked attack, telling him "you're all terrorists", a court heard yesterday. Mary McKay, 32, walked up to Tarik Husan and Sarbaz Kamil, in a Glasgow street and knifed Mr Husan repeatedly in the chest and arm.

A BOY aged 14 has been arrested after an incident in which a 13-year-old girl was stabbed at her school with a craft knife. Police officers were called to the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic School in Southwark, London.

POLICE were last night questioning a man in connection with the murder of a woman found stabbed to death in a car. The 45-year-old was found dead in a silver Renault Megane, parked with its hazard lights flashing, on a road close to the banks of the River Dee in Aberdeen.

TWO women were left traumatised after a man held a gun to their heads. In one incident the victim was also sexually assaulted. Both robberies took place near the subway leading from Churchgate to the bottom of Castle Street. A 23-year-old woman was returning to her car on Castle Street, near the Mill Hill Industrial Estate at about 5.30pm yesterday. Seconds after getting into her car, the offender opened the passenger door and sat down. He held a gun to the victim's head and threatened to shoot her if she protested. The man then rifled through her handbag and sexually assaulted her. He fled with the victim's purse, which contained a small amount of cash. A short time later, at 5.45pm, another 23-year-old woman had a gun held to her head near the same location on Castle Street.
Source: London Times and the Scotsman and BBC News and Local London crime news

I am NOT advocating returning handguns to the british citizens but if the reason for gun control laws is to reduce violence and crime, the laws don’t work. How about treating the problems and not the symptom (guns)?

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What would you ask Hillary and Obama?

A third party vote or no vote is a vote for Hillary or Obama!!!!

What questions would you like Hillary and Obama to answer?

  1. Liberals have been fighting the war on poverty for 40 years. With some black families on welfare for 4 generations, how exact would you get those families off of welfare?

  2. Speaking of war. How exactly would you prevent Islamic terrorists from committing attacks inside the US?

  3. For Obama: Abortions were being done where the child was completely delivered then left to die. Since you voted against stopping partial birth abortions, how did you vote on stopping this post-birth abortion procedure?

  4. Since we can't predict the weather tomorrow correctly, why should we risk ruining the US economy by implementing anything that was in the Kyoto Accord?

Some of the Coldest Southern Extremes since 1950
Alabama-27Jan. 30, 1966
MIssissippi-19Jan. 30, 1966
North Carolina-34Jan. 21, 1985
South Carolina-19Jan. 21, 1985
Some of the Warmest Northern Extremes before 1950
Alaska100Jun. 27, 1915
Idaho118Jul. 28, 1934
Maine105Jul. 10, 1911
Michigan112Jul. 13, 1936
New Hampshire106Jul. 4, 1911
Vermont105Jul. 4, 1911
Wisconsin114Jul. 13, 1936

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Global Warming “News”: Global Warming's “1984”

"Big Brother is watching you"

1984 is an English dystopian novel by George Orwell, written in 1948 and published in 1949. It is the story of the life of the intellectual Winston Smith, his job in the Ministry of Truth, and his degradation by the totalitarian government of Oceania, the country in which he lives.. The adjective "Orwellian" describes actions and organizations characteristic of Oceania, the totalitarian society depicted in the novel, and the phrase "Big Brother is watching you" refers to invasive surveillance.   
A new revision to California's Title 24 is in the works for 2008[2] and it includes a number of improvements and enhancements that are largely good sense items and should be non-controversial. 

What should be controversial in the proposed revisions to Title 24 is the requirement for what is called a "programmable communicating thermostat" or PCT. Every new home and every change to existing homes' central heating and air conditioning systems will required to be fitted with a PCT beginning next year following the issuance of the revision.  Each PCT will be fitted with a "non-removable " FM receiver that will allow the power authorities to increase your air conditioning temperature setpoint or decrease your heater temperature setpoint to any value they chose.  During "price events" those changes are limited to +/- four degrees F and you would be able to manually override the changes.  During "emergency events" the new setpoints can be whatever the power authority desires and you would not be able to alter them.

In other words, the temperature of your home will no longer be yours to control.  Your desires and needs can and will be overridden by the state of California through its public and private utility organizations.  All this is for the common good, of course.

And if the wrong temperature is sent and people die of too little heat or too little cooling?

And terrorists could send a signal to reprogram the PCTs.

And restraining orders and strict gun control laws won't stop ex-husbands, ex-boyfriends or ex-employees from trying to kill via the PCTs. You know there will be a black market on PCT programmers.

A Democratic lawmaker has introduced a bill that would ban the sale of traditional incandescent light bulbs - which are less energy-efficient, prompting claims that they contribute to "global warming" - one day after a colleague told a press conference that legislating a ban would be a "last choice."

Choice of a light bulb should be our choice not the government's choice. The amount of mercury in the CFLs is small but you are supposed to dispose of them in a proper manner. And there have been stories of broken thermometer causing EPA cleanups. Do you want the mercury of a broken CFL around your kids? And how much more energy does it take to build a CFL vs. a regular light bulb?
Speaking at the unveiling of the car at a motor show in Delhi, Tata chairman Ratan Tata said: “I observed families riding on two-wheelers - the father driving the scooter, his young kid standing in front of him, his wife seated behind him holding a little baby.

“It led me to wonder whether one could conceive of a safe, affordable, all-weather form of transport for such a family. Tata Motors’ engineers and designers gave their all for about four years to realise this goal.

Today, we indeed have a People’s Car, which is affordable and yet built to meet safety requirements and emission norms, to be fuel efficient and low on emissions.

Chief U.N. climate scientist Rajendra Pachauri, who shared last year's Nobel Peace Prize, said last month that "I am having nightmares" about the prospect of the low-cost car.

"Dr. Pachauri need not have nightmares," Ratan Tata said at the unveiling. "For us it's a milestone and I hope we can make a contribution to the country."
Big brother doesn’t want poor people to get a better standard of living
Colder winters is because of global warming.
Warmer winters is because of global warming.
More ice storms is because of global warming.
More winter rain is because of global warming.

"Big Brother Al Gore is watching you"

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Friday, January 04, 2008

Both HillaryCare and ObamaCare are bad for America

The London Times wrote an article on England's National Health System called  “Is the NHS working where you live?”. They shut down comments after 64 pages. Many complained of long lines and inadequate care. Also, the NHS is running in the red. So much so that they are looking for ways to exclude people from getting care.

Patients face having to meet conditions to qualify for free healthcare under a new “contract” between the National Health Service and its users. Smokers or people who are chronically overweight may have to agree to exercise or to other changes in their lifestyles in return for NHS treatment, as part of the move. Patients who miss or arrive late for hospital appointments may have penalties imposed on them and “health tourists” who travel from abroad for free NHS treatment face a clampdown.

Here are some of the comments:

Interesting that so many here think E European immigrants come here to "take advantage" of the NHS.....all of those I know shudder at the thought of being admitted to an English hospital. A friend of mine even went back to Poland just to have her tonsils out, because the hospitals are so dirty here. What do the pro-NHS-ers have to say about our HS being the 17th worst in Europe?! Health tourism works both ways-if I become unwell I shall get on the first train to Brussels...!

My partner's experience: Misdiagnosis of common illness, 6 months of pain, saw different doctor who re-diagnosed and pointed out previous doctor had diagnosed wrong body part! Told he needed an operation. Waited three months to see a consultant. He's been on the op waiting list 3 months with no update I'm trying to make an appointment for myself but can't get through on phone. I'm going to drive there to book an appointment. Same thing happened last time. Does this shambles not say it all?

I think the NHS is very erratic, sometimes superb and sometimes dysfunctional and the problem is you never know which you are going to get. It is not targets we require but standards to be maintained. The bureaucracy is a nightmare and I think it is because operating units at every level are too large for anybody to have an overall grasp of levels of efficiency or waste. We need community sized units that can actually be managed under a consistent system and that probably applies to other areas.

Our local hospital in Ascot was forced to close its maternity ward for 4 months this year because of lack of staff. Why? Because there's no money to pay for them. WHERE IS THE MONEY GOING? Someone tell us that - with evidence to back it up - rather than pointing the finger at what they "think" is going on.

I think that the NHS system, along with many other people think that it is an absolute shambles It's clear to see that it's not working!! My mother had a minor stroke back in January this year, she was discharged and left to wander the hospital reception area or even leave the premises in a confused state before we had arrived to pick her up. I tried to find out about help and physio for people who have experienced a stroke only to find that there was no home help or stroke centers in the area.

NHS in N.Ireland is the same story as posted by many others on this site. Should stand for Nationally Horrendous Service staffed by far too many overpaid administrators and consultants who spend too much time doing private work. Hospitals are filthy depressing environments inhabited by staff who couldn't care less. (don't blame them due to the apalling wages/career structure). To make matters worse we have a "Health Minister" who couldn't manage how to put one foot in front of another!

Do you like the service you get at the Post Office? Do you want the same type of government agency taking care of your health?

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Dang it all!

There is no separation of church and state.

The attempt to remove religion from government and everywhere is succeeding. My condo building sent out a memo talking about “holiday tree removal” not “Christmas tree removal”.

The Judeo-Christian morals is one of the things  that made this country great. But some don’t want their bad / immoral behavior questioned. It is liberals like Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton that don’t want their behavior questioned.

What immoral behavior? Here is one:
Abortion where a mother chooses to murder her pre-born son or daughter.