Monday, December 22, 2014

Sure Is Nice...

...to see Saskatchewan booming:

Mother of 6 happy to now call Saskatchewan home


Saskatchewan's population grew by 20,056 in 2013.
  • 65% of that growth came from people from other countries;
  • 28% came from natural growth (births minus deaths);
  • 7% came from other parts of Canada 

And it's only going to get better:

Saskatchewan's economy expected to rebound in 2015: RBC Economics

Thank you, Brad Wall!!


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More From The Useless Nations

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Like I've Always Said...

Global warming's influence on extreme weather
"Understanding the cause-and-effect relationship between global warming and record-breaking weather requires asking precisely the right questions. Extreme climate and weather events such as record high temperatures, intense downpours and severe storm surges are becoming more common in many parts of the world. But because high-quality weather records go back only about 100 years, most scientists have been reluctant to say if global warming affected particular extreme events."
Emphasis mine.

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The Whole World...

Wow!!


German soldiers preserved in World War I shelter discovered after nearly 100 years
"The men were part of a larger group of 34 who were buried alive when an Allied shell exploded above the tunnel during World War One causing it to cave in."
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"Many of the skeletal remains were found in the same positions the men had been in at the time of the collapse, prompting experts to liken the scene to Pompeii.

A number of the soldiers were discovered sitting upright on a bench, one was lying in his bed and another was in the foetal position having been thrown down a flight of stairs."
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"Archaeologists believe the items were so well preserved because hardly any air, water or lights had penetrated the trench.

The 300ft long tunnel was located 18ft beneath the surface near the small town of Carspach in the Alsace region in France.

Michael Landolt, the archaeologist leading the dig, said: "It's a bit like Pompeii."
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"The dead soldiers were part of the 6th Company, 94th Reserve Infantry Regiment.

Their names are all known. They include Musketeer Martin Heidrich, 20, Private Harry Bierkamp, 22, and Lieutenant August Hutten, 37.

Their names are inscribed on a memorial in the nearby German war cemetery of Illfurth.

The bodies have been handed over to the German War Graves Commission but unless relatives can be found and they request the remains to be repatriated, it is planned that the men will be buried at Illfurth."
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"It is estimated that over 165,000 Commonwealth soldiers are still unaccounted for on the Western Front"

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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Thank You, Brad Wall

Heavy, Heavy Sigh

Young child abandoned at Surrey bus stop; police looking for parents

You can bet if his parents care about him, they'd be desperately searching for him, too. God help that little fellow.

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Cute, Cute, Cute

Little girls in pink hard hats help at a sod turning event for a children's hospital. Thank you Brad Wall.

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Ooops, Again

Embarrassing Predictions Haunt the Global-Warming Industry
"Putting aside the fact that there is no global-warming “consensus” among experts, one does not have to be a scientist, or even proficient in science, to be able to review past predictions, and then form an informed opinion regarding the accuracy of those predictions."
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"Warnings have been issued for many decades now regarding catastrophic climate change that forecasted certain trends or occurrences that we should already have witnessed. Yet such predictions have turned out to be very, very wrong. This was certainly the case with the alarmist predictions of the 1960s and ’70s that man’s activities on Earth were causing a catastrophic cooling trend that would bring on another ice age. And it is also the case with the more recent claims about catastrophic global warming.

What follows is a very brief review of these predictions compared to what actually happened."
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"Americans who lived through the 1960s and ’70s may remember the dire global-cooling predictions that were hyped and given great credibility by Newsweek, Time, Life, National Geographic, and numerous other mainstream media outlets. According to the man-made global-cooling theories of the time, billions of people should be dead by now owing to cooling-linked crop failures and starvation.

“If present trends continue, the world will be about four degrees colder for the global mean temperature in 1990, but 11 degrees colder by the year 2000,” claimed ecology professor Kenneth E.F. Watt at the University of California in 1970. “This is about twice what it would take to put us in an ice age.” Of course, 2000 came and went, and the world did not get 11 degrees colder. No ice age arrived, either.

In 1971, another global-cooling alarmist, Stanford University professor Paul Ehrlich, who is perhaps best known for his 1968 book The Population Bomb, made similarly wild forecasts for the end of the millennium in a speech at the British Institute for Biology. “By the year 2000 the United Kingdom will be simply a small group of impoverished islands, inhabited by some 70 million hungry people,” he claimed. “If I were a gambler, I would take even money that England will not exist in the year 2000 and give ten to one that the life of the average Briton would be of distinctly lower quality than it is today.” Of course, England still exists, and its population was doing much better in 2000 than when Ehrlich made his kooky claims. But long before 2000, Ehrlich had abandoned global-cooling alarmism in favor of warning that the Earth faced catastrophic global warming. Now he is warning that humans may soon be forced to resort to cannibalism."
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"Of course, the big alleged threat hyped in recent decades has been global warming, not global cooling. But the accuracy of the climate-change predictions since the cooling fears melted away has hardly improved."
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"The 2005 UNEP predictions claimed that, by 2010, some 50 million “climate refugees” would be frantically fleeing from those regions of the globe. However, not only did the areas in question fail to produce a single “climate refugee,” by 2010, population levels for those regions were actually still soaring. In many cases, the areas that were supposed to be producing waves of “climate refugees” and becoming uninhabitable turned out to be some of the fastest-growing places on Earth."
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"By now, according to the “not implausible” scaremongering outlined in the report for a 10-year time period, the world should be a post-apocalyptic disaster zone. Among other outlandish scenarios envisioned in the report over the preceding decade: California flooded with inland seas, parts of the Netherlands “unlivable,” polar ice all but gone in the summers, and surging temperatures. Mass increases in hurricanes, tornadoes, and other natural disasters were supposed to be wreaking havoc across the globe, too. All of that would supposedly spark resource wars and all sorts of other horrors. But none of it actually happened."
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"After the outlandish predictions of snowless winters failed to materialize, the CRU dramatically changed its tune on snowfall. All across Britain, in fact, global-warming alarmists rushed to blame the record cold and heavy snow experienced in recent years on — you guessed it! — global warming. Less snow: global warming. More snow: global warming. Get it? Good."
RTWT

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Israel and Syria









So who is the savage??

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Friday, December 19, 2014

Blah, Blah, Blah,

Very, Very...

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Cripes!!!

One More Time

Climate Catastrophe Cancelled! Geologist Debunks NOAA Climate Report Point-By-Point
"Climate Claim: “The planet ranged well outside of normal levels in 2013, hitting new records for greenhouse gases.”

Dr. Easterbrook comment: “NOT TRUE–CO2 levels for the past 500 million years were consistently greater than 3,000 ppm. 400ppm is abnormally low.

[Climate Depot Related Links: CO2 at 400ppm: ‘Scientists note that geologically speaking, the Earth is currently in a ‘CO2 famine‘ and that the geologic record reveals that ice ages have occurred when CO2 was at 2000 ppm to as high as 8000 ppm. In addition, peer-reviewed studies have documented that there have been temperatures similar to the present day on Earth when carbon dioxide was up to twenty times higher than today’s levels’ – And, a peer-reviewed study this year found that the present day carbon dioxide level of 400 ppm was exceeded — without any human influence — 12,750 years ago when CO2 may have reached up to 425 ppm.]"

Climate Scientist Who Got It Right Predicts 20 More Years of Global Cooling
"Dr. Don Easterbrook – a climate scientist and glacier expert from Washington State who correctly predicted back in 2000 that the Earth was entering a cooling phase – says to expect colder temperatures for at least the next two decades.

Easterbrook’s predictions were “right on the money” seven years before Al Gore and the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for warning that the Earth was facing catastrophic warming caused by rising levels of carbon dioxide, which Gore called a “planetary emergency"
Brrrrrr

Of course, the real deniers are all over it:

Denier Don Easterbrook gets it all wrong in his absurd fairytale on WUWT

Don Easterbrook hides the incline

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Bumps or Mumps

And here I thought hockey players would be immune to this sort of thing. After all, they are really tough:

Fleury out for Penguins, being tested for mumps

Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby is latest NHL player to have the mumps

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'fraid Not, Derick...

We have this thing called Free Speech...

Nepinak wants Kelvin teacher fired

Great points in the comments, too.

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Ooops!!!

Antarctic Sea Ice Extent

How did that happen??

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Speaking of Green

The Green Party Swallows the Kool Aid

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Crusades All...

Sooo Cute

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Primarily True

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Winter!!

Never seen this before. Amazing!!

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