Thursday, October 23, 2014

Almost Over...

...Looks like the warmanistas have lost:



Good thing, too, 'cause I'm getting sick and tired of it. Even the entertainment value of it is waning.

But this is cute:

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

It Looks Like...

...I may have to change my handle.

I only got 17% on this quiz:

How Redneck Are You

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Africa And Bat Poo

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LOL!!

Speaking of Crows …………………………………..
Phone calls poured into different authorities about hundreds of dead crows along a busy stretch of highway near Boston Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Health Commission called for an investigation and the wheels of bureaucracy began to turn.
With a mind to the recent bird flu scare, the crow carcasses were carefully gathered up and documented by technicians in Hazmat suits. After a couple of days a public announcement was made. Autopsies showed that the dead crows, 318 in total, all died from vehicular collisions. Strangely however, they were able to ascertain by the paint on the beaks of the crows that all but two of these crows were struck by trucks, only two were hit by cars.
An Ornithologist (bird expert) was called in. He explained that crows were a very intelligent member of the bird family. Crows always have lookouts posted in treetops and other vantage points and stand watch while others feed on the ground, or in this case, on the highway. The problem was that while crows have no trouble shouting CAW, CAW none of them could say truck.

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Babies Are Amazing

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Stupid Laws

...still on the books:

Stupid Laws in Canada

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Oh Dear...

...These denialists just won't stop:

CO2 increase is not nemesis as it's portrayed
"Despite increasing amounts of CO2 gas in the atmosphere, mean global surface temperatures have not shown any increase over the past 18 years.

In addition:

• Raw U.S. mean surface temperatures and daily high surface temperature records (without any tampering) have shown a weak decline since the warm 1930s period.

• Winter snow cover has been gradually increasing across the northern hemisphere in recent years.

• Antarctic sea ice is now at record high levels. Net global sea ice has shown no long-period downward trend.

• U.S. and global droughts, floods and severe weather have shown no significant changes over the past half century when atmospheric CO2 amounts have risen by 35 percent.

• The United States is currently experiencing the longest continuous period (nine years) without a major hurricane strike. Tornado activity has been below average the past three years."


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Canadian Geological History

The constancy of change and the new catastrophism: a personal reflection on crisis-driven science
"What is patently obvious from reviewing Canada’s ancient history is that scientists still do not have an adequate understanding of Earth’s complex systems on which to base sound economic and environmental policy. From the upper reaches of the atmosphere to the depths of the oceans onwards to the deep interior of the planet our knowledge of complex earth systems is still rather rudimentary. Huge areas of our planet are inaccessible and are little known scientifically. There is still also much to learn from reading the rock record of how our planet functioned in the past.

In so many areas, we simply don’t know enough of how our planet functions.

And yet……

Scarcely a day goes past without some group declaring the next global environmental crisis; we seemingly stagger from one widely proclaimed crisis to another each one (so we are told) with the potential to severely curtail or extinguish civilization as we know it. It’s an all too familiar story often told by scientists who cross over into advocacy and often with the scarcely-hidden sub-text that they are the only ones with the messianic foresight to see the problem and create a solution. Much of our science is what we would call ‘crisis-driven’ where funding, politics and the media are all intertwined and inseparable generating a corrupting and highly corrosive influence on the scientific method and its students. If it doesn’t bleed it doesn’t lead is the new yardstick with which to measure the overall significance of research.

Charles Darwin ushered in a new era of thinking where change was expected and necessary. Our species as are all others, is the product of ongoing environmental change and adaption to varying conditions; the constancy of change. In the last 15 years or so however, we have seemingly reverted to a pre-Darwinian mode of a fixed ‘immutable Earth’ where any change beyond some sort of ‘norm’ is seen in some quarters as unnatural, threatening and due to our activities, usually with the proviso of needing ‘to act now to save the planet.’ Honest scientific discourse and debate is often rendered impossible in the face of the ‘new catastrophism.’

Trained as geologists in the knowledge of Earth’s immensely long and complex history we appreciate that environmental change is normal. For example, rivers and coastlines are not static. Those coasts, in particular, that consist of sandy strand-plains and barrier-lagoon systems are continually evolving as sand is moved by the waves and tides. Cyclonic storms (hurricanes), a normal component of the weather in many parts of the world, are particularly likely to cause severe erosion. When recent events such as Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy cause catastrophic damage, and spring storms cause massive flooding in Calgary or down the Mississippi valley, and droughts and wildfires affect large areas of the American SW these events are blamed on a supposed increase in the severity of extreme weather events brought about by climate change. In fact, they just reflect the working of statistical probability and long term climate cyclicity. Such events have happened in the past as part of ongoing changes in climate but affected fewer people. That the costs of weather and climate-related damage today are far greater is not because of an increased frequency of severe weather but the result of humans insisting on congregating and living in places that, while attractive, such as floodplains, mountain sides and beautiful coastlines, are especially vulnerable to natural disasters. Promises of a more ‘stable future’ if we can only prevent climate change are hopelessly misguided and raise unnatural expectations by being willfully ignorant of the natural workings of the planet. Climate change is the major issue for which more geological input dealing with the history of past climates would contribute to a deeper understanding of the nature of change and what we might expect in the future. The past climate record suggests in fact that for much of the Earth’s surface future cooling is the norm. Without natural climate change Canada would be buried under ice 3 km thick; that is it normal state for most of the last 2.5 million years with 100,000 years-long ice ages alternating with brief, short-lived interglacials such as the present which is close to its end."
Brrrrrrrr.

Related:

World Disasters Report for 2013 – lowest number of catastrophies and deaths in 10 years

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Not So Way Back Machine

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I Will Admit...

...I'm getting rather tired of this subject, but I'm still waiting for the warmanistas to admit they were wrong:

Soapbox: CO2 increase is not nemesis as it's portrayed
"Despite increasing amounts of CO2 gas in the atmosphere, mean global surface temperatures have not shown any increase over the past 18 years.

In addition:

• Raw U.S. mean surface temperatures and daily high surface temperature records (without any tampering) have shown a weak decline since the warm 1930s period.

• Winter snow cover has been gradually increasing across the northern hemisphere in recent years.

• Antarctic sea ice is now at record high levels. Net global sea ice has shown no long-period downward trend.

• U.S. and global droughts, floods and severe weather have shown no significant changes over the past half century when atmospheric CO2 amounts have risen by 35 percent.

• The United States is currently experiencing the longest continuous period (nine years) without a major hurricane strike. Tornado activity has been below average the past three years."
Do you think that's ever going to happen? Perhaps waiting for that is a waste of my time.

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Another Global Warming "Oops"

Austrian Daily Reports: “Huge Ice Growth Surprises Climate Scientists” … “Like One Not Seen In Decades”!
"Almost the entire mainstream media has been quiet about this development. So it is refreshing to see that some media are reporting the “good” news that the planet is not warming alarmingly."
Oh, but it's a problem for penguins, tho.

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The World Just Keeps Getting Murkier And Murkier...

Native American Woman May Have Made It to Europe 500 Years Before Columbus Was Born


American Indian Sailed to Europe With Vikings?
"Five hundred years before Columbus sailed the ocean blue, a Native American woman may have voyaged to Europe with Vikings, according to a provocative new DNA study.

Analyzing a type of DNA passed only from mother to child, scientists found more than 80 living Icelanders with a genetic variation similar to one found mostly in Native Americans.

This signature probably entered Icelandic bloodlines around A.D. 1000, when the first Viking-American Indian child was born, the study authors theorize."
Oops. (Makes sense to me. It's perfectly possible.)

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Missing And Murdered White Folks...

...Human remains identified as Ontario man missing for two years

Amber McFarland disappearance ‘still very much under investigation’
"On the eve of the sixth anniversary of her disappearance, police are reminding people that they continue to search for Amber Lynn McFarland."
Not so much fuss about them, tho.

Related.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

I'll Never Complain Again...

...about a prairie blizzard:

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Dear Leftards

For your information, ISIS has issued a statement explaining why they are doing what they are doing and, I'm sorry to say, it has nothing to do with anything the West had done to them in the past. Read all about it here:

Muhammad and Islam's Sex Slaves
"Once again, Islamic State Muslims are pointing to Islam in order to justify what the civilized world counts as atrocities.

According to an October 13 report in the Telegraph,

Islamic State jihadists have given detailed theological reasons justifying why they have taken thousands of women from the Iraqi Yazidi minority and sold them into sex slavery.

A new article in the Islamic State English-language online magazine Dabiq not only admits the practice but justifies it according to the theological rulings of early Islam.

"After capture, the Yazidi women and children were then divided according to the Sharia amongst the fighters of the Islamic State who participated," the article says.

As for "theological reasons" for sex slavery "according to the Sharia," these are legion—from male Muslim clerics, to female Muslim activists. Generally they need do no more than cite the clear words of Koran 4:3, which permit Muslims to copulate with female captives of war, or ma malakat aymanukum, "what"—not whom—"your right hands possess."

The article continues:

But most of it [Islamic State "article" or fatwa] is devoted to theological justifications for Islamic State behaviour, citing early clerics and the practices of the Prophet Mohammed and his Companions during the early years of Islamic expansion."
But who am I kidding. You don't want to know this anyway. But do read the whole thing.

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BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

Ya, I Can Identify

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

How Do You Say...

Good Grief!!!

Get a life, you people:

Court asked to banish prayer, Christian symbols from council meetings
"The Supreme Court of Canada is being asked to banish public prayer and Christian religious symbols from municipal council meetings in a case that prompted one judge to ask whether the notion of “live and let live” has a place in modern Canada.

Alain Simoneau and the Quebec Secular Movement on Tuesday challenged Saguenay city council’s right to say a short, non-sectarian prayer at the beginning of its meetings that includes the word “God,” and to display Christian symbols such as a crucifix or statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus."
If that's the worst thing you have to complain about, count your blessings.

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Sea Level Hysterics

Rising sea levels of 1.8 meters in worst-case scenario

Yeah. Six feet, or thereabouts. Oh the humanity.

Recent Sea Level Rise is Truly Unnatural: Study
"A new study has revealed more evidence that the sea level rise the world has already experienced in recent years is not characteristic of the natural fluctuations the planet has seen over the past millennia, indicating that it is at least in-part a consequence of unnatural human influence."
Nice leap of logic there. It's "never" been seen before, and is therefore unnatural, and hence, due to human activity. And how old is the planet?

Is sea level rising?
"Records and research show that sea level has been steadily rising at a rate of 0.04 to 0.1 inches per year since 1900.

This rate may be increasing. Since 1992, new methods of satellite altimetry (the measurement of elevation or altitude) indicate a rate of rise of 0.12 inches per year."
0.12 inches per year. How will be ever adapt??? /sarc

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Dubya Vindicated?

NY Times Just Blasted Out of Existence Biggest Myth About George W. Bush & Iraq War
"Although it has been claimed before that chemical weapons had been found in Post-Hussein Iraq, due to new documents uncovered by a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, the New York Times is now reporting it in a piece, “The Secret Casualties of Iraq’s Abandoned Chemical Weapons.”

While various news sources had reported the finding before, all assertions that Hussein had chemical weapons in some capacity (weapons-grade or not – they had been hidden from U.N. inspectors) were largely scoffed at as nothing more than supercilious bunk. Well, behold…

The news report from the Times explains the now not-secret revelation that there had been WMDs in Iraq, after all:

From 2004 to 2011, American and American-trained Iraqi troops repeatedly encountered, and on at least six occasions were wounded by, chemical weapons remaining from years earlier in Saddam Hussein’s rule.

In all, American troops secretly reported finding roughly 5,000 chemical warheads, shells or aviation bombs, according to interviews with dozens of participants, Iraqi and American officials, and heavily redacted intelligence documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act."
This exoneration hasn't taken as long as I thought it would. But I knew it would. The lamestream media has some 'splaining to do, but I'm not holding my breath.

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Put Out The Welcome Mat

Har, Har!