Monday, September 15, 2014

Morning Edition

Posted By Rich Kozlovich

As I've said in the past - I may or may not agree with what's presented here, but my goal for Paradigms and Demographics is to be "Profound and Provocative".  Please enjoy today's offerings.

Academia


Climate Change

Untitled  JR at GREENIE WATCH - Since when is speaking AT the same as speaking FOR?* The post below is from the far-Left "Daily Kos". They do not as yet know what Curry will say. But you must not even speak at some places. Just being in the company of conservatives discredits a person, apparently. In Communist and Fascist regimes you could be executed for the company you keep, so it is nice to see what company the American Left keepsCurry is actually a Warmist. She just doubts that we know how severe the warming will be. She allows that it could be trivial. That is enough to get her cast into outer dar... more »   (Editor’s Note: You will find some interesting comments from Dr. Tim Ball at the end of this post.  This is just one more absolutely clear demonstration of the abuse honest researchers receive when questioning the religious tenets of the green movement.  And right now – absolute unquestioning belief in Anthropogenic Global Warming is number one.

Homogenisation of Williamtown temperatures, draws attention to hot Newcastle in 1878 - WINSTON Churchill famously said that, democracy is the worst form of government except for all the others. Indeed when everyone has the opportunity to have a say it can be difficult to keep everyone marching together in the same direction, at the same speed, repeating the same mantra. Of course, getting to the truth often [...]

more » New paper links Arctic sea ice extent to absorption of sunlight by clouds - The Hockeyschtick writes: A new paper published in the Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres finds Arctic sea ice concentrations at the low of each summer are related to absorption of sunlight by cloud cover at the top of the atmosphere in early summer, a phenomenon “not represented in most of current climate models.” According to…

Where’s our money? Greens accuse billionaire Richard Branson of not fulfilling pledges Eric Worrall writes: Flamboyant British Billionaire Richard Branson, the man behind Virgin Galactic, the commercial space tourism venture, has been accused by greens of not fulfilling $3 billion of his green funding pledges. According to The Guardian, a prominent Green UK daily newspap more » more » er; “Richard Branson has failed to deliver on his much-vaunted pledge to spend…

Virginia Sea Level - Science Magazine is published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. I’m reading my AAAS Newsletter, and I find the following blurb (emphasis mine): Virginia Panel Releases Coastal Flooding Report. A subpanel of the Secure Commonwealth Panel of Virginia released a report containing several recommendations for dealing with risks…

Prof Bob Carter warns of unpreparedness for Global Cooling - Professor Bob Carter, writing in today’s edition of The Australian, a major Aussie daily newspaper, warns that the world is unprepared for imminent global cooling, because of the obsession of policy makers with global warming. According to Bob Carter; Heading for ice age “GRAHAM Lloyd has reported on the Bureau of Meteorology’s….

Open Thread - “Whenever a theory appears to you as the only possible one, take this as a sign that you have neither understood the theory nor the problem which it was intended to solve.” Karl Popper, 1902-1994.

more » more » Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #149 - The Week That Was: 2014-09-13 (September 13, 2014) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project By Ken Haapala, Executive Vice President, Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) WMO – Omits Temperature Trends: In recent years, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has issued the “WMO Greenhouse Gas Bulletin.” Generally, these are…

Consumer Protection

How is Allowing Customers to Not Pay for What They Don’tWant a Bad Thing?When words no longer have specific meanings – they no longer have any meaning. Words represent concepts – we must all agree on their definitions or we lose their concept representation value. If words’ definitions are warped – their usefulness is eviscerated.  If “up” is suddenly, repeatedly used to mean “down” – without anyone calling out the linguistic abuse – it ceases to be useful. And our language – our ability to communicate – is damaged.  Why does this happen? The late, inordinately great George Orwell explains:  “The decline of language must ultimately have political and economic causes: it is not due simply to the bad influence of this or that individual writer.”  The Left are the masters of this language abuse.

more » Economics

McDonald’s tells us why the market will collapse - Marc Faber has long predicted that a collapse in U.S. stocks is coming. On Thursday he reiterated that call, saying there is fresh evidence that a bear market is ahead—courtesy of the Golden Arches. On Tuesday, McDonald's reported that global same-store sales in August fell 3.7 percent in August, well short of expectations. The worst drop occurred in the Asia-Pacific region on the back of a Chinese meat safety scandal, but even U.S. sales slid 2.8 percent. For Faber, those results are a perfect example of the damage being done by central banks—and the harbinger of more bad news to come.

Why the Ex-Im fight matters - Beltway Confidential,Opinion,Timothy P. Carney,Corporate Welfare,Jeb Hensarling,Export Import Bank,OpinionDigestMany liberal writers agree that our government shouldn't be subsidizing Wall Street lenders, foreign buyers, and major U.S. manufacturers through taxpayer-backed financing for exports — but they still can't bring themselves to side with those filthy Tea Partiers trying to kill the Export-Import Bank.  Washington Post columnist Steven Pearlstein can't really defend Ex-Im, but he declares it "disappointing" that conservatives are waging their anti-corporate welfare debate on the battlefield of Ex-Im. Why? Because he sees other corporate welfare programs as worse — the Small Business Administration, crop subsidies, crop-insurance subsidies, ethanol mandate, federal flood insurance, shipping subsidies, corporate tax loopholes, and so on….

Health

Ebola — time for action I trained in microbiology so I’ve watched the Ebola situation unfold with quiet dread. When my favourite lecturer was asked what was worst of the worst infectious epidemics he could imagine, he responded that the sum of all fears would be a cross between Ebola and Newcastle’s disease. It would be a highly fatal hemorrhagic disease, combined with a highly contagious virus spread by birds. It’s time to talk of the dark dark possibility that one mutation could bring — the aerosolization of Ebola. As long as this Filovirus stays in its current form, spread only through direct contact... more »

more » Leftism

How the Left Gave U.K. Girls to Muslim Rape Gangs - A Select Committee unveils the shocking details of how police sacrificed 1,400 girls' lives on the altar of political correctness.

Untitled JR at Dissecting Leftism - Indoctrination by ESPN * *Preaching Fascist "control" over people* For the Left, the Ray Rice episode is an opportunity to “reprogram the way we raise men.”If conservatives want to know why we are losing the culture and the country, it is important to understand that while very few kids and young adults are watching Fox News (or news programs of any kind, for that matter), they inhale sports programming. It’s ubiquitous — television, radio, the Internet. And thus equally unavoidable is sports commentary, more and more of which has less and less to do with sports. Tendentious “s... more »

more » Middle East and Islam

A Christian Federation in the Middle East - Middle Eastern Christians have to stop thinking like a minority.

A Resilient Nation - Israel since the Six-Day War. more »

Ted Cruz’s a Badge of Honor - The senator's courageous stand against virulent Jew hatred.

Of Politicians and Moral Courage - How Obama's lack of moral clarity will make it impossible for him to address threats to America.

more » Moderate Islam: A MYTH! - My new video tackles the possibility of a "non-Islamic ISIS."

The War at Home - A Muslim serial killer in America.

Politics

Wisconsin's Secret War – The three-judge panel of the U.S.Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit cut through attorney arguments with the efficiency of a buzz saw on Tuesday, eliminating anything the court found extraneous to the legal questions of the day: Whether a lower court had the right to shut down a politically charged John Doe investigation in Wisconsin, and whether a civil rights lawsuit filed against the investigation’s prosecutors should go on. At one point, legal counsel for John Doe special prosecutor Francis Schmitz went into a flowery oration about the “career prosecutors” who were merely “fulfilling their oaths of office” when they launched a two-year secret investigation into dozens of conservative organizations in Wisconsin.  Judge William Bauer cut him off with a question: “Who commences a John Doe proceeding?”

The GOP’s Missing Electoral Link - The crucial importance of framing moral indictments.

Can Republicans Win in a Post-Family America? - The end of marriage will lead to big government. more »

Public Corruption: EPA

GOPs Charge Environmental Lobby Getting ‘Unprecedented Access’ to EPA Officials - Access allowed NRDC "to influence EPA policy decisions and achieve its own private agenda," Issa and Vitter say. Republicans in both the House and Senate are opening inquiries into what they maintain is the improper influence the Natural Resources Defense Council has on the Environmental Protection Agency policies.

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee, and Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), ranking member on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, maintain the NRDC played a dominant role in developing proposed regulations that will limit carbon emissions from existing coal-fired power plants.  Issa and Vitter are seeking documents to determine the extent of the NRDC’s influence and whether the New York-based environmental group and the agency engaged in inappropriate collusion.  In a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, Issa and the Republicans on the Senate panel asserted that the NRDC had “unprecedented access to high-level EPA officials,” which “allowed it to influence EPA policy decisions and achieve its own private agenda.”

Public Corruption: IRS/DOJ

The Obama DOJ’s Subversion of the IRS Investigation - Instead of seeking justice, the administration conspires to conceal the truth. more »

Race

Interracial Attacks That the Media Ignored - Some victims are more equal than others. more »

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