Monday, February 22, 2010

The People''s Cube - Full Body Scanner Controversy SOLVED!


I have it, Comrades!
Here's a solution to all the controversy over full-body
scanners at the airports. Have a booth that you can step into
that will not X-ray you, but will detonate any explosive device
you may have on you.
It would be a win-win for everyone, and there would be none
of this crap about racial profiling and this method would eliminate a long and expensive trial.  Justice would be quick
and swift..

The People''s Cube - Full Body Scanner Controversy SOLVED!

Comments: Appealing simplicity.

» Pic of the Day. Only in San Francisco

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Climate scientists withdraw journal claims of rising sea levels

In a statement the authors of the paper said: "Since publication of our paper we have become aware of two mistakes which impact the detailed estimation of future sea level rise. This means that we can no longer draw firm conclusions regarding 21st century sea level rise from this study without further work.

"One mistake was a miscalculation; the other was not to allow fully for temperature change over the past 2,000 years. Because of these issues we have retracted the paper and will now invest in the further work needed to correct these mistakes."

Climate scientists withdraw journal claims of rising sea levels | Environment |

Comments: Why are all these rats leaving this sinking ship? What is their motive?

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Texas sues EPA, claims decision to regulate CO2 is based on flawed science


Governor Rick Perry, Attorney General Greg Abbot and Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples announced today that the state is taking legal action in the U.S Court of Appeals challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision to regulate green house gases.

“This legal action is being taken to protect Texas economy and the jobs that go with it, as well as defend Texas’ freedom to continue our successful environmental strategies free from federal overreach”, said Perry.

Texas sues EPA, claims decision to regulate CO2 is based on flawed science

Comments: Texas My Hero

Obama Birth Cert. Dead In Water?

I was surprised to see the Obama birth certificate issue still alive and kicking. Three suits are pending. Link below for the lawyer. Why is he still pushing if he knows the suits have no merit? Here is a podcast page that has interviews with Mr. Berg (the lawyer). Listening to the Conservative hosts on TV one would think this subject is closed. I guess they are protecting their butts in the likely event things go south.

But let's imagine a scenario, economy in the tank, terrorist attack somewhere on U.S. soil, Republicans take one or both houses of Congress, birth certificate shown as fake or missing. Now we have real brewhaha!

Eating Our Young, Killing Our Old


Part of this “growth” manifests itself in taking care of the young. What social scientists call “generativity,” or providing for future generations, is important to the well-being of older Americans.

The big exception to this “generativity” is politics, in particular government spending. Here, instead of the old providing for the young, it’s the other way around. The federal government spends $7 on the elderly for every $1 it spends on the young.

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. In 2009, “every last penny of federal tax revenue” went to pay for entitlements, which overwhelming favor the elderly. Think about it-every penny raised by taxes, the rest paid by deficits.

About 25 years ago now, Governor Richard Lamb of Colorado said that the elderly have a “duty to die.” People were rightly horrified when he said that. But that horror might not survive the future economic crisis Brooks writes about.

Eating Our Young, Killing Our Old |

Comments: Hey old guy, if you think they are not coming after you, think again. You are consuming the resources without being productive. We are accustomed to this as Marxist thinking but now Conservatives can see the wisdom of it. Yes, the Conservatives will feel badly about it, but they will understand it, never-the-less. A crashing economy will demand it.

Does this prove Capitalism fails? It proves Collectivism will worm its way into Capitalism and kill it. At least it will kill Democratic Capitalism. Voters will too often fall prey to entitlement dispensing, power grabbing promise givers.

Monday, February 15, 2010

BBC News - Q&A: Professor Phil Jones

A - Do you agree that according to the global temperature record used by the IPCC, the rates of global warming from 1860-1880, 1910-1940 and 1975-1998 were identical?

An initial point to make is that in the responses to these questions I've assumed that when you talk about the global temperature record, you mean the record that combines the estimates from land regions with those from the marine regions of the world. CRU produces the land component, with the Met Office Hadley Centre producing the marine component.

Temperature data for the period 1860-1880 are more uncertain, because of sparser coverage, than for later periods in the 20th Century. The 1860-1880 period is also only 21 years in length. As for the two periods 1910-40 and 1975-1998 the warming rates are not statistically significantly different (see numbers below).

I have also included the trend over the period 1975 to 2009, which has a very similar trend to the period 1975-1998.

So, in answer to the question, the warming rates for all 4 periods are similar and not statistically significantly different from each other.

Here are the trends and significances for each period:

(Degrees C per decade)





B - Do you agree that from 1995 to the present there has been no statistically-significant global warming

Yes, but only just. I also calculated the trend for the period 1995 to 2009. This trend (0.12C per decade) is positive, but not significant at the 95% significance level. The positive trend is quite close to the significance level. Achieving statistical significance in scientific terms is much more likely for longer periods, and much less likely for shorter periods.

BBC News - Q&A: Professor Phil Jones

Comments: To mix a metaphor – the house of cards is unraveling. Is the sky not falling?

No Snow Meant Global Warming Evidence in 2007

Comments: But now if you mention mountains of snow and cold you are an idiot.

Oh, and for no extra charge (OMG our funding will get cut!):
Climategate U-turn as scientist at centre of row admits: There has been no global warming since 1995

DBKP REPORT (Conservative Blog Popularity List)

The Top 100 Politically Popular Conservative list contains all sites of interest to conservatives or with a conservative point of view. Several Libertarian sites are also included, such as Reason and Freedom’s Phoenix.


Sunday, February 14, 2010

Vigilance: I’m Banning Birfers, Truthers, and Groups Affiliated Therewith - Erick’s blog - RedState

We’ve always banned truthers at RedState. Increasingly, we have also banned a number of individuals who think Barack Obama is disqualified from being President because despite the Republican Governor of Hawaii confirming the legitimacy of the Democratic President’s birth origin as a citizen of the United States these birthers (”birfers” because it sounds as crazy as they are) refuse to move on.

Vigilance: I’m Banning Birfers, Truthers, and Groups Affiliated Therewith - Erick’s blog - RedState

Comments: As much as I love a good conspiracy theory, I could never buy into the government/911 thing and yes, I did watch the DVD someone burned for me. I love the part where George Bush's brother's company had some extensive "security" job in the Twin Towers weeks before the event. If true, one can't help but relish the coincidence but question the implication ... where does that lead really? I guess people were supposed to have been rigging explosives. Nope, I don't see it.

Likewise the birth origin of Barack L-dopa (thanks Atlas, I watched "Awakenings" again just to make sure) is not going anywhere and only appeals to the people already convinced that His Eminence is unsuitable for other, more alarming and collective reasons. Can this glaring grab for the collectivist ring in the face of an economic meltdown awaken the country and divert the USA onto a more conservative track? Did L-dopa awaken us? Probably for a short frolick at the dance but I think we have an incurable disease, we have gone too far. The way-back fork in that road is far too distant and human nature (along with dark spiritual assistance) will always push toward a big government, small individual freedom road. Pharaoh has the food and will help us if we sign over our houses and lands.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Bumper Sticker Anyone?

Comments: I believe the author titled it "coexist" (in case you missed it). Full version suitable for framing can be found here.

Patrick Kennedy won’t seek re-election


The Associated Press: In this Jan. 20, 2009 file photograph provided by Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy, Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., right, poses for a picture with his son, Rep. Patrick Kennedy, D-R.I., at the inauguration of President Barack Obama at the Capitol in Washington. On Feb. 11, 2010, it was announced that Patrick Kennedy will not seek re-election.

Patrick Kennedy won’t seek re-election « Don Surber

Comments: Is this a big deal? NO. But I have been sick of the Kennedy faux mystique since 1961. I perk up at any hope that this Camelot silliness may see an end.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Michelle Malkin » Things I don’t miss about George W. Bush

Sorry to be a wet blanket, but someone has to do it.

The “Miss Me Yet?” billboard (inspired by Jonathan Maney’s t-shirts) is cute. But let’s not get carried away with nostalgia.

President Bush put America on the proper war footing after 9/11 and deserves much credit for doing so, but he also:

1) joined with open-borders progressives McCain and Kennedy to try to force shamnesty down our throats;

2) massively expanded the federal role in education;

3) championed the Medicare prescription drug entitlement using phony math;

4) kowtowed to the jihadi-enabling Saudis;

5) stocked DHS with incompetents and cronies;

6) pushed Hillarycare for housing;

7) enabled turncoat Arlen Specter;

8. nominated crony Harriet Myers to the Supreme Court;

9) pre-socialized the economy for Obama by embracing TARP, the auto bailouts, the AIG bailout, and in his own words:

“I’ve abandoned free-market principles to save the free-market system.”
George W. Bush

Michelle Malkin » Things I don’t miss about George W. Bush

Comments: And this is a partial list. G.W. was no Ronald Regan to be sure. Apologies to M. Malkin for grabbing the entire post but a partial just wouldn’t do.

A. W. Tozer:Man - The Dwelling Place of God.

(The Old Cross and the New)

ALL UNANNOUNCED AND MOSTLY UNDETECTED there has come in modern times a new cross into popular evangelical circles. It is like the old cross, but different: the likenesses are superficial; the differences, fundamental.

The old cross is a symbol of death. It stands for the abrupt, violent end of a human being. The man in Roman times who took up his cross and started down the road had already said good-by to his friends. He was not coming back. He was going out to have it ended. The cross made no compromise, modified nothing, spared nothing; it slew all of the man, completely and for good. It did not try to keep on good terms with its victim. It struck cruel and hard, and when it had finished its work, the man was no more.

The race of Adam is under death sentence. There is no commutation and no escape. God cannot approve any of the fruits of sin, however innocent they may appear or beautiful to the eyes of men. God salvages the individual by liquidating him and then raising him again to newness of life.

That evangelism which draws friendly parallels between the ways of God and the ways of men is false to the Bible and cruel to the souls of its hearers. The faith of Christ does not parallel the world, it intersects it. In coming to Christ we do not bring our old life up onto a higher plane; we leave it at the cross. The corn of wheat must fall into the ground and die.

A. W. Tozer:Man - The Dwelling Place of God.

Comments: Definitely worth reading the Old Cross section at least. We hear so much talk about “revival,” Many are seeking the power of God. Listen to Tozer’s final statement in the Old Cross section, “Let us preach the old cross and we will know the old power.” If we have only heard a contemporary cross, a life improvement cross, this will have little meaning unless the Holy Spirit enlightens us. I believe He will if we seek Him.

Paraphrase: You knew something about a man carrying a cross out the city … he was not coming back.

Dreaded Effects of Global Warming 2010

Oops, I mean Climate Change

Today's Drudge :)

“Feet Off The Furniture” – Ever Heard That?


Narcissist-in-chief feet up on the Resolute Desk - a gift from Queen Victoria to President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1880

UPDATE: Obama breaks into the pre-show. There is no escaping this creep.

What galls me is the craven, corrupt activist media would not give Bush air time on the rare occasion that he requested it in his second term. They refused to air him or vet his strategy, ideas, reasons for his policy. They wouldn't give him the time of day.

But they shove this usurper down our throats daily and repeat the same lies over and over. Shameless.

STFU - Atlas Shrugs

Comments: Sure, it’s better than Clinton’s desk proclivities but still …

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Bosom bombers: Women have explosive breast implants

LONDON – Agents for Britain's MI5 intelligence service have discovered that Muslim doctors trained at some of Britain's leading teaching hospitals have returned to their own countries to fit surgical implants filled with explosives, according to a report from Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin.

Bosom bombers: Women have explosive breast implants

Comments: How do we get our names for body parts. Women's breats have a crazy nomenclature assortment. Hooters for example. Where in the world did that come from? One must wonder what names will be derived from this explosive development. I'm not even going to guess. OK just one. Whoa, nice grenades.

The Smoking Gun: The Auschwitz Blueprints and The Mufti

And as the smoke cleared, all indicators pointed to the Mufti in Jerusalem, Himmler's great friend and Hitler's soulmate, partner and fellow annihilator of Jews. The Mufti was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Jews in Europe during the Holocaust. If the revealed location would incriminate the Grand Mufti, this would be the only reason to keep this location secret. There are no other reasons.The world has been silent on the leading role Islam played in the Holocaust. This would blow the lid right off it and force us to talk about it.


The Mufti and Islam's role in the Holocaust has been whitewashed and scrubbed from the pages of history. It is an outrage that the Mufti who exterminated hundreds of thousands of Jews would be given the same status of The Jewish Agency at the UN in 1947, when it was debating the partition of the Jewish State despite the stunning evidence (documents, files, etc.) against him (outlined here) and presented to the UN.

The Smoking Gun: The Auschwitz Blueprints and The Mufti - Atlas Shrugs

Comments: Atlas has been on a Hitler/Mufti theme lately. I have been convinced of the Islam/Nazi connection for awhile (no rocket science required) but realize that probably most people don’t know or care about it. The more propaganda I hear about peaceful Islam the more irritated I get in the face of history and people’s distortion and/or ignorance of it. Worse than that I recently heard again a Christian preacher refer to Hitler as “Christian.” This reprobate was anything but Christian. No, I don’t think he was a Muslim. He was more of an occultist. The pairing of occult and Islam is easy to understand. Atlas has posted mounds of information on this lately that is worth checking out.

I disagree that anything will force people to "talk about it." Too many want to ignore evil and hope it goes away. But at least those who should know better can benefit from proper information.

Edit: Here is a Mufti article of Atlas on Big Journalism

New research rejects 80-year “Primordial Soup” theory of origin of life | R&D Mag

For 80 years it has been accepted that early life began in a ‘primordial soup’ of organic molecules before evolving out of the oceans millions of years later. Today the ‘soup’ theory has been over turned in a pioneering paper in BioEssays which claims it was the Earth’s chemical energy, from hydrothermal vents on the ocean floor, which kick-started early life.

“Textbooks have it that life arose from organic soup and that the first cells grew by fermenting these organics to generate energy in the form of ATP. We provide a new perspective on why that old and familiar view won't work at all,” said team leader Dr Nick lane from University College London. “We present the alternative that life arose from gases (H2, CO2, N2, and H2S) and that the energy for first life came from harnessing geochemical gradients created by mother Earth at a special kind of deep-sea hydrothermal vent – one that is riddled with tiny interconnected compartments or pores.”

New research rejects 80-year “Primordial Soup” theory of origin of life | R&D Mag

Comments: I was just thinking about the nasty comments one would have received from questioning the established and accepted primordial soup hypothesis. And now it is toast (toasting for awhile actually)! But no fear, we will soon have the hydrothermal vent hypothesis not to question. After all, we know life had to start randomly somewhere, don't we? And it is unquestionably science. Thinking otherwise would be unscientific.

Science Worship

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Portland Monthly Magazine / Christopher Hitchens Interview

The religion you cite in your book is generally the fundamentalist faith of various kinds. I’m a liberal Christian, and I don’t take the stories from the scripture literally. I don’t believe in the doctrine of atonement (that Jesus died for our sins, for example). Do you make and distinction between fundamentalist faith and liberal religion?

I would say that if you don’t believe that Jesus of Nazareth was the Christ and Messiah, and that he rose again from the dead and by his sacrifice our sins are forgiven, you’re really not in any meaningful sense a Christian.

Portland Monthly Magazine / Arts & Entertainment / Home / Detail

Comments: At least C. Hitchens "gets it" when liberal "Christianity" does not.

Monday, February 1, 2010

An Insider's Eyewitness View of America's Descent Into Military Totalitarianism has an interesting interview with Colonel (Ret) Lawrence B. Wilkerson, Former Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell. If you are a rabid conservative and always supported the Bush administration or always support anything with a Republican label, then this will be challenging. I don't swallow every Mr. Wilkerson statement nor do I agree with every interpretation but a healthy skepticism of government and popular views both left and right may be in order. Our founding fathers thought so. I'm sure leftists love this guy and love to quote him when his statements appear to support their positions. The whole interview was thought provoking for me. Should we support torture, are we defending against terrorism correctly, should we have invaded Iraq, and more?

Here is the interview link.