Like most of you, I yearn for shorter winters, more shirt-sleeve weather, less lashing from frigid winds. As a confirmed New Yorker, I’m not willing to do what millions have done: move to the sunbelt. I want warmer weather here in the Big City.But I’ve grown old waiting for the promised global warming. I was 35 when predictions of a looming ice age were supplanted by warmmongering. Now I’m 68, and there’s still no sign of warmer weather. It’s enough to make one doubt the “settled science” of the government-funded doom-sayers.
The only item that is ´settled´ is that taxes, fines, penalties, enhancements, revenues, investments, levies, surtaxes, surcharges, fees, assessments, tariffs, tolls, will all be raised by the trolls trolling for more and more, until 100% of all wages, earnings, and profits go directly to the Washington Leviathan, and ´each of us receive according to our need,´ a need determined no doubt by just how far we bow and prostrate ourselves to the mighty, ever-present colossus.
Have you heard the earth´s core is cooling as a result of too much drilling and fracking in Montana and other places (but only in the US)? It will be devastating the world over. This drilling must be stopped or taxed more heavily.
There was never anything beautiful about it. It was brought to us by money grabbing academics and socialist politicians. It was promoted by psychotic watermelons who treated the rest of the populace as if they were Holocost deniers and tried to browbeat us into submission. They will never let go of it, no matter what "science" says about it. If they are that concerned about what man is doing to the earth, then they should remove themselves from it.
A generation has been indoctrinated. This won´t go away easily.
Although... how quickly did we turn on eugenics and white wash the reputations and statements of people like Margaret Sanger once the reductio ad absurdum of applying darwin to humanity was revealed in the ovens of auschwitz?
but there´s still money in this, still a good feeling to being green, and there are still all those bureaucrats with regulatory ability.
#12 Sanger is still with us in planned parenthood. (They really like that word "plan".)
I think the writer´s psychological conclusion at the end is right. I remember being in a bar a listening to 2 guys complain that the US really needs to do more about pollution- while they were smoking and drinking. I knew them so I suggested that their smoking and drinking was more harmful to them than US pollution.
Indeed #12 this has been drilled into the heads of our children and the vilification of any who dared question so strong that it will squash what should be one of the greatest teaching moments to leverage against other cult attacks on freedom.
Gore never believed it. Why would you purchase property you believe to be washed into the ocean in the near future?
Sadly it will be that much harder to address legitimate environmental concerns.
"It is now pretty clearly agreed that the C02 content will rise 25% by 2000. This could increase the average temperature near the earth´ s surface by 7 degrees Fahrenheit. This in turn could raise the level of the sea by 10 feet. Goodbye New York. Goodbye Washington, for that matter. We have no data on Seattle."
Bravo. Good questions from Binswanger and Forbes. Here´s a brilliant quote on the simple reality of the NUTRIENT CO2, from longtime inventor scientist author friend, Alvin Lowi: "Contrary to the fashionable environmental hogwash, CO2 is not a harmful emission. It is a natural constituent of the atmosphere without which all plants would die and animals soon afterward. CO2 is an aerial fertilizer, more of which makes plants healthier, grow faster and more fruitful. It makes plants more tolerant to drought, water and air pollution. To the extent CO2 increases the earth´s greenhouse effect, whatever warming produced, if any, will be beneficial to all living things, polar bears included. This world could use more CO2, not less. Browse http://www.co2science.org/ for further enlightenment." Alvin Lowi, aerospace engineer, designer of fuel efficient engines, inventor, is a true "greenie", he’s The Real non government McCoy. Consider keeping this quote with your ID and credit cards.
I predict that the next new global wrecking, Gaia destroying, man-caused scare is the inevitable flipping of the magnetic poles driving the need for a magneto-tax. Heavy industrialization and rise of digital electronics will be to blame. All electricity generation will be heavily affected by this tax. The doomsayers will not be happy until the entire world is rid of the evil virus that is humanity (themselves excluded of course).
As far as Greenland becoming green again, we can only hope. Just think of the crop yields worldwide when that happens. A golden age of agriculture and reduction in want around the globe. One can only hope.
"The climates of the earth have always been changing, and they will doubtless continue to do so in the future. How large these future changes will be, and where and how rapidly they will occur, we do not know." National Academy of Sciences, 1975.
The real "Global Bologna" started about the time the USSR collapsed. It is my observation that the world of human always has worked best in a state of tension, not compression. Wehn people have something real to threatene their life habits, they work together, but, when they live in long periods of peace and prosperity, they turn inward, become selfish, corporatism takes over and chaos of social structure usually ensues. So, no bit bad USSR, the governments realized they needed something- but, with so many other governments possessing nuclear weapons, finding tension between governments was not a good thing- small, controllable wars were okay- but, what the world really needed was something Big, mean, and very threatening- "How about a global threat?" so, in the Clintoon era, the perfect replacement for the Red Communists was the Green Communists- "Save the Planet", replaced "Workers Unite!" as the great call to revolution! It almost worke! But, like the real Communists, their lies caught up with them and they ran out of other people´s money! Now, people are getting wise, and are aware of the Green charlatans the Green movement is so full of.
This argument has been changed from time to time to mask the truth as it comes out. The latest argument is that warming is caused by human activity.
We can expect nature to vary the average temperature of the earth. Liberals couldn´t argue this given that there was evidence of a medieval warming period. So the changed the argument to AGW. That is humans were causing the warming through CO2 emissions.
But even Al Gore´s movie shows the truth if you look close enough. While speaking on stage, he projects a graph on a very large and wide screen of temperature and CO2. It was meant to show the correlation of the two. But his graph showed temperature changing first followed by CO2. In fact, there was something like a 700 year lag in CO2 change after a temperature change. But people saw what they wanted to see.
There is a most excellent and scientific program on this topic on Youtube. Go to YouTube and search for "the great global warming swindle". The left has been trying to debunk this program for years.
And don´t forget that before Global Warming, we were all going to get skin cancer from the Ozone Hole allowing more UV rays in. Not only has that not occurred, but skin cancer has decreased. Now they don´t mention the Ozone Hole at all. They have moved on. So how serious were they really?
"I will be pleased to have you visit," read the email that landed in my inbox this spring. It was signed, " Bernard Madoff. "That exchange led to a two-hour meeting in May with the most notorious fraudster on Wall Street, during which Mr. Madoff pointed fingers at others and said his decadeslong Ponzi scheme wasn´t really his fault. He was dismissive of regulators and whistleblowers, calling Harry Markopolos —a fraud investigator who warned the Securities and Exchange Commission about Mr. Madoff—an "idiot." The federal prison in Butner, N.C., looks more like a small college campus than a penitentiary.
LONDON — Scores of flights were delayed or canceled at Britain´s busiest airports Saturday because of a technical problem at a main air traffic control center. National Air Traffic Service, which controls the crowded airspace over England, said it was having a problem switching between nighttime and busier daytime operations at its control center in Swanwick, southern England. Spokeswoman Juliet Kennedy said the glitch was preventing staff opening new control positions to deal with busier daytime traffic, meaning the service was struggling to handle the volume of flights. "At the moment we don´t know when we will be able to
Big Brother may be watching you. But Glenn Greenwald is watching Big Brother. That´s not a bad take on how the 46-year-old constitutional-law attorney turned crusading journalist turned thorn in the side of the NSA might describe his mission. At least in part. Greenwald is doing more than just watching. By combing through the tens of thousands of classified NSA documents leaked to him by Edward Snowden -- and publishing in newspapers around the globe report after report on the secretive agency´s mass-spying activities -- he´s got the whole world watching too.
The Maryland official who directly oversaw the rollout of Maryland’s health insurance exchange resigned Friday amid continuing technical problems that have hampered the state’s online enrollment efforts.After an emergency session Friday night, the board of the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange accepted the resignation of Rebecca Pearce, its executive director, and thanked her in a statement for working “tirelessly and with tremendous dedication” for more than two years. In recent weeks, the lagging enrollment and online glitches have embarrassed the administration of Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) and become a political liability
Earlier this week, Onyango "Omar" Obama, uncle to Barack, said in a deportation hearing that he stayed with his nephew in Cambridge in the 1980s. The White House had to that point said that the president had never actually met Omar, who was arrested for drunk driving in 2011. Now, two years after the arrest brought denials of any sort of relationship from the White House, the president is admitting that, yes, he briefly lived with his uncle Omar before heading to Harvard Law School in the ´80s. "The president first met Omar Obama when he moved to Cambridge for law
Technicians in the Washington area raced up to a month-end deadline set by the Obama administration to make the troubled federal insurance website work for a majority of users, but officials acknowledged they still faced a raft of problems that could take weeks or more to fix. By Saturday evening, technicians completed a major hardware upgrade, adding computing, storage and database capacity to their data center, said one person familiar with the situation. "There was a big install and it worked," the person said. Contractors believe the upgrades will improve the system´s performance and let it handle more visitors, but the person
The once-sleepy town of Williston sits on the confluence of the Yellowstone and Missouri rivers in the US state of North Dakota. Five years ago, Williston had a population of 12,000 and was slowly dying on its feet – an agricultural hub marked out from the plains only by the grain silos that stand silhouetted against the big North Dakota skies. The fall-out from a brief oil boom in the mid-1980s had left the town with sky-high debts and a main street filled with empty shops and peeling facades. Young people looking for jobs skipped town at the first opportunity. Today, Williston is
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As he climbed the political heap, a young Barack Obama roused audiences with promises to unite the nation. He was a Senate candidate in 2004 when he told the Democratic national convention, “There is not a liberal America and a conservative America. There is a United States of America.” In 2007, he declared early in his presidential run that “I don’t want to pit red America against blue America. I want to be the president of the United States of America.” A year later, after he won the Iowa caucus, he promised, “We are not a collection of red states and blue
Remember President Barack Obama´s mother? Though the airwaves currently echo with his vow "If you like your plan . . ." I keep remembering Obama´s account of his mother being denied coverage by her insurance company as she lay dying of cancer.The moving and infuriating story was a staple on the 2008 campaign trail. His mother had insurance, he explained, but when she came down with cancer, her insurance company claimed her disease was a "pre-existing condition" and refused to pay for her treatment. In a debate with Sen. John McCain, Obama said: "For my mother to die of cancer
Lawmakers began reacting late Saturday to news of an historic agreement that freezes key parts of Iran´s nuclear program. Here are excerpts from statements responding to the deal: House Majority Leader Eric I. Cantor (R-Va.):"While I await specific details of the interim agreement, I remain concerned that this deal does not adequately halt Iran´s enrichment capabilities. Numerous U.N. Security Council resolutions have called for the full suspension of Iran´s nuclear activities, so it is troubling that this agreement still permits the Iranians to continue enriching. It is critical that distrust but verify be the guiding principle with which we approach
The question all week long was this: Who are you going to believe, an illegal alien or the president of the United States of America? Obviously, if it’s a president who once went by an alias, Barry Soetoro, you go with Uncle Omar, 100 percent, no questions asked. And so it was that the White House finally admitted to another, uh, misstatement — despite previous denials, Barack/Barry did sleep on his beloved Uncle Omar’s couch in Cambridge when he first moved here to attend Harvard Law School (speaking of which, we’re still waiting to see the president’s grades and his LSAT scores). But the
More young men in California rise in pitch at the end of their sentences when talking, new research shows. This process is known as "uptalk" or "valleygirl speak" and has in the past been associated with young females, typically from California or Australia.But now a team says that this way of speaking is becoming more frequent among men.The findings were presented at the Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in California. "We found use of uptalk in all of our speakers, despite their diverse backgrounds in socioeconomic status, ethnicity, bilingualism and gender," said Amanda Ritchart, a linguist at the University of
How do you get your arms around the catastrophe known as Obamacare? Is it even possible? At this point, I’m not sure it is. The list of individual disasters which threaten to ruin one-sixth of the U.S. economy and what has been, up until now, the best healthcare system in the world is exhaustive, and exhausting. The examples I will identify here barely scratch the surface. First but by no means foremost, we have the supposedly new and improved HealthCare.gov. Except it’s not, even the visible part. Stories still abound of people still failing to get in or to get through the enrollment
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The most curious thing of all about the November jobs report released on Friday was the huge drop in the unemployment rate — and the fact that the Labor Department chose not to disclose that the data going into that figure are under investigation for falsification. On Nov. 19, I broke the news in my column that the Census Bureau, which collects data that goes into the jobless rate on behalf of Labor, had caught one of its enumerators fabricating interviews in 2010. The culprit said back then (and to me during an interview) that he was told to do so by
7. On the U.S. war with Iraq: “If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America. They don’t care for human beings.” Via cbsnews.com 6. On Israel: “Israel should withdraw from all the areas which it won from the Arabs in 1967, and in particular Israel should withdraw completely from the Golan Heights, from south Lebanon and from the West Bank.” Via jweekly.com 5. On the U.S. war with Iraq: “All that (Mr. Bush) wants is Iraqi oil.” Via cbsnews.com 4. Mandela on Castro and the Cuban revolution: “From its earliest days, the Cuban Revolution has also been a
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The U.S. isn´t called "America the Beautiful" for nothing. Each year, millions of tourists come from home and abroad to see the country´s majestic landscape and iconic sites, from the Grand Canyon to the Statue of Liberty. But there are also cool, quirky attractions, like Vermont´s Ben & Jerry´s Factory and Tennessee´s Graceland, the former home of Rock and Roll King Elvis Presley. From California to New York and everywhere in between, the country is chock-full of incredible attractions that keep luring in visitors. Here are the best tourist attractions in every state.