Saturday, June 21, 2008

Brits Doubt Anthropogenic Climate Change

The British are hard to fool when it comes to Global Warming. The Guardian released an IPSOS/MORI poll results in the Sunday edition that 6 in 10 Brits agree that many scientists disagree with the Fried Earth position.

Ipsos MORI polled 1,039 adults and found that six out of 10 agreed that 'many scientific experts still question if humans are contributing to climate change', and that four out of 10 'sometimes think climate change might not be as bad as people say'. In both cases, another 20 per cent were not convinced either way. Despite this, three quarters still professed to be concerned about climate change.

Those most worried were more likely to have a degree, be in social classes A or B, have a higher income, said Phil Downing, Ipsos MORI's head of environmental research.

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There is growing concern that an economic depression and rising fuel and food prices are denting public interest in environmental issues. Some environmentalists blame the public's doubts on last year's Channel 4 documentary The Great Global Warming Swindle, and on recent books, including one by Lord Lawson, the former Chancellor, that question the consensus on climate change.
Let's not forget the inherent sense of people to eventually recognize a con job when they see one. And bloggers who have trolled their own areas of interest bringing disparate knowledge and disciplines to focus on the whole of global warming. In this case, I agree with the GW crazies who claim the Channel 4 showing of The Great Global Warming Swindle is, to a large degree, responsible for the doubt. Americans have not been privy to the documentary as the networks have refused to air the film. However, nearly every newsperson is absolutely convinced of Al Gore's horror movie that no other opinion is voiced without ridicule. "An Inconvenient Truth" and the DiCaprio craprio have been the only films shown in the US.

You Tube still has The Great Global Warming Swindle available for viewing. If you have not seen it, do. For many months, You Tube had removed the documentary from playlists because of pressure from the environmentalist panic mongers. I purchased the DVD from Amazon UK because the documentary was unavailable for sale in the US until recently. Even in the land of the free, censorship is alive and well.



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Friday, June 20, 2008

Murtha Massacre That Wasn't

Friday, June 20, 2008 Michael Ramirez

LtCol Jeffrey Chessani is looking to sue Democratic Rep. John Murtha, for defamation. Murtha, a former Marine, should also be drummed out of the Corps.

All charges against LtCol Chessani were dismissed as described by Chessani's lawyer, The Thomas More Law Center. Though good news for LtCol Chessani and the Marine Corps, “Tragically, our own government eliminated one of its most effective combat commanders. The insurgents are laughing in their caves,” said Richard Thompson, President and Chief Counsel of the Law Center.




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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Get Cancer in Oregon, State Health Plan Will Kill You

Private health care insurance pays for all kinds of treatments including expensive cancer treatments, though they may be futile. Under Oregon's socialized medical program, cancer patients are encourage to commit suicide. If the victim patient is not well enough to kill themselves, state medical personnel will assist, i.e. kill the patient.

State officials say the Oregon Health Plan prioritizes treatments, with diagnoses and ailments deemed the most important, such as pregnancy, childbirth and preventive care for children, at the top of the list. Other treatments rank below, officials said.

"We can't cover everything for everyone," Dr. Walter Shaffer, a spokesman for the state Division of Medical Assistance Programs, told the paper. "Taxpayer dollars are limited for publicly funded programs. We try to come up with policies that provide the most good for the most people."
The state says cancer is a high priority, but treatments that are futile and only palliative are a waste of taxpayer money. The stricken are deemed life unworthy of life.

Barbara Wagner, an Oregonian cancer patient, was refused $4000/month. However, the Oregon Health Plan did offer to pay to have her killed by assisted suicide. Bioethics Pundit writes at Bioethics.Com blog, "We have been warning for years that this was a possibility in Oregon... Medicaid is rationed, meaning that some treatments are not covered. But assisted suicide is always covered."

In California, AB 2747 was approved by the State Assembly May 28 by two votes and had bipartisan legislative opposition. The bill goes to the State Senate for debate. Assembly Bill 2747 mandates

"physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants give a patient, while being diagnosed with a terminal illness or with a prognosis of one year to live, information about pain management options that are fitting only for persons who are imminently dying.

"AB 2747 has very little to do with improving care. Instead it is a vehicle for Compassion and Choices' long-term agenda. Let's not forget that this is the organization formerly known as the Hemlock Society," noted Marilyn Golden, Policy Analyst, Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund.

"It sets the stage for Compassion and Choices' hoped-for future legalization of assisted suicide in California. It would mandate that doctors discuss with patients still a year from death, unusual end-of-life courses of action including voluntarily starving and dehydrating themselves. The opposition by the doctors who are most experienced with end-of-life care, such as the Association of Northern California Oncologists, illustrates how medically inappropriate these mandates are."


Socialized medicine, assisted suicide, Islamofascism, terror wars, Democrats - it's enough to make a grown man cry.



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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Brazil's Uncontacted Tribe - Lost, Found, Registered to Vote

Barely a month ago, the world was introduced to an uncontacted tribe of indigenous Brazilians. I had hoped that these people could go on with their lives in blissful ignorance of our world and we could pretend the Prime Directive is real. If not, I hoped first contact would go better than for other tribes.

But, alas, no such luck...




h/t: Mike, The Monkey Tennis Centre





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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

An AP Story I Cannot Tell

People from the disAssociated Press are meeting with people from the blogosphere to discuss a situation of which I cannot write because apparently that would violate something I cannot define as it is part of the dAP story.

Can I say the New York Times has an article here? EGADS! I'm all a-twitter!

I am taking a chance here of being totally shut down as a blogger by the dAP representing the Big News industry, not to mention the possibility of being visited in the dead of night by a scary looking journalist wielding a pen mightier than a sword, but I think it is permissible to use this as it is not part of the actual story:

Copyright © 2008 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. The information contained in the AP News report may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of The Associated Press.
If this is my final post, I would ask that all my blogosphere friends please hoist a root brew to my memory, sing a verse or two of "Copacabana", and think of me from time to time ... or not, some parts of the world are still somewhat free.

Good luck and God's speed.



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The Gore Energy Surge

Al Gore, the greenest giant of them all, has increased his home energy consumption 10% over last year all the while admonishing the world to cut back on energy consumption. The old 'do as I say, not as I do' shtick.

In 2006, the Gore home used more electricity than the average household uses in an entire year. This past year, Gore used as much electricity in one month, 213,210 kilowatt-hours, in his one home as did 232 average American homes in that same one month.

“A man’s commitment to his beliefs is best measured by what he does behind the closed doors of his own home,” said Drew Johnson, President of the Tennessee Center for Policy Research. Al Gore is a hypocrite and a fraud when it comes to his commitment to the environment, judging by his home energy consumption.”
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After the Tennessee Center for Policy Research exposed Gore’s massive home energy use, the former Vice President scurried to make his home more energy-efficient. Despite adding solar panels, installing a geothermal system, replacing existing light bulbs with more efficient models, and overhauling the home’s windows and ductwork, Gore now consumes more electricity than before the “green” overhaul.

Since taking steps to make his home more environmentally-friendly last June, Gore devours an average of 17,768 kWh per month –1,638 kWh more energy per month than before the renovations – at a cost of $16,533. By comparison, the average American household consumes 11,040 kWh in an entire year, according to the Energy Information Administration.

In the wake of becoming the most well-known global warming alarmist, Gore won an Oscar, a Grammy and the Nobel Peace Prize. In addition, Gore saw his personal wealth increase by an estimated $100 million thanks largely to speaking fees and investments related to global warming hysteria.

“Actions speak louder than words, and Gore’s actions prove that he views climate change not as a serious problem, but as a money-making opportunity,” Johnson said.
“Gore is exploiting the public’s concern about the environment to line his pockets and enhance his profile.”
To be sure everyone understands: "Al Gore is a hypocrite and a fraud."



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Monday, June 16, 2008

US Blogger Charged in Foreign Court

US citizen, Gopalan Nair, Singapore Dissident blogger, has been charged with insulting a Singapore judge. Mr. Nair is a Singapore native and lawyer who "stood elections 1988 and 1991 in Singapore, was harassed and persecuted by Lee Kuan Yew for my political beliefs, left for USA, obtained asylum and admitted California State Bar, practice law ever since in Fremont California near San Francisco." He gave up Singapore citizenship in 2005 to become an American. So we defend him, our fellow American citizen, against tyrants.

Monday's charge stems from his criticism of a recent legal proceeding at which Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore founding father and present day petty tyrant, and his son, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, testified in a defamation case the two filed against an opposition party. Justice Belinda Ang Saw Ean presided.

Court documents say that Nair insulted the judge when he wrote in his blog that Ang was "prostituting herself during the entire proceedings, by being nothing more than an employee of Mr Lee Kuan Yew and his son and carrying out their orders."

This charge replaces the initial charge alleging Nair had sent the disparaging remarks to his lawyer, Chia Ti Lik, in an email. That charge was proved false. In addition to the charge filed Monday, Nair was charged last Thursday with an accusation that he said that Singapore judges are "corrupt."

If convicted, the 58 year old Nair faces a fine of $5,000(3,630USD) and up to one year in a Singapore prison. For now, Nair is free on bond in Singapore, vowing to fight the charges.

In a Friday, May 30 post, Nair reviews the days court proceedings. If you think that only Nair is the subject of the Singaporean dictator Lee Kuan Yew's ill temper, the tyrant states plainly from the witness box that he will sue anyone whom his regime can identify.


I repeat the threat that Lee Kuan Yew had made on day two of the show trial during the last 3 days in the High Court. When asked by Dr. Chee whether he will sue those who write on the Internet defamations against him, I mean defamations in the Singaporean sense, his definitive unequivocal answer was that he will sue them. There is no doubt in the Singaporean sense, I have defamed him and his Prime Minister son, not only in my last blog post but in almost all my blog posts since my blog's inception in December 2006.
In today's world even I can be prosecuted by a foreign government, religious body, social group, or individual for what I write in these pages. Mark Steyn, an American citizen, is under indictment in Canada charged with insulting Islam; Kevin of Aussie News and Views has had his blog gutted and shut down because he published articles critical of Kevin Rudd, the Australian Labor party leader and current Prime Minister; the blog Sharia Finance has been shut down for it's honest critique of the financial maneuverings of Islamic financiers in their attempts to control the West's money centers.

Our laws, meant to protect us, are being used to destroy us as a society and civilization. Those of us who attended Sunday school as children, learned to treat others as you would have them treat you. It seeped into the general population as well and we learned the lesson too well.

The Golden Rule is going to get us all killed.




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Sunday, June 15, 2008

Four Strike Outs, One Inning


Four strike outs in one inning is a rare and confusing thing. Minnesota Twins starting pitcher, Scott Baker, did just that today against the Milwaukee Brewers. Baker is the first Twin to with four strike outs in one inning.

The third inning started when Baker struck out Ryan Braun swinging. The second batter, Prince Fielder, went down in three. But, the ball got away from catcher Mike Redmond, while Fielder easily reached first base on the wild pitch. Baker recovered the inning by striking out Russell Branyan and Mike Cameron on six straight pitches.

As I said, it's a confusing event. When a batter has two strikes on him and takes a swing at the third strike and the catcher does not field the ball cleanly, the batter can run to first base. If the catcher does not regain control of the ball and either tags out the runner or throws to ball to first before the runner, the pitch is recorded as a strike, but not an out.

Since 1911, when Walter Johnson first, the American League has had 19 pitchers to achieve four Ks in one inning. Scott Baker makes 20.

In the National League, 30 pitchers have managed the feat between 1888 when Ed "Cannonball" Crane played for the New York Giants and 2006 when Brad Penney pitched for the LA Dodgers.
Chuck Finley (AL) remains the only pitcher with 4 strike outs in one inning. He has three - twice in 1999 with the CA Angels and again in 2000 playing for the Cleveland Indians.




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American Voters Divided Between McCain and Obama

Well, duh! No big surprise there because they are the two guys from the two major political groups running for President.

The surprise is the new Gallup Poll Daily tracking results out today which was done June 12 -14 sampling the opinions of 2,828 registered voters. At one time Barack "I'm not a Muslim" Obama had a 7% lead over John "I'm not a war hero" McCain. The new numbers show Barry falling like a kaaba stone. McCain fell some time ago and survived impact.

Obama is favored by 44% of responders and McCain is favored by 42% of red-blooded American citizen patriots for President of these here United States of America. That is to say that Obama now has only a 2 percentage point lead despite the fact that he has been covered in the press far more than McCain in the past several weeks.

Here's the graphic:


Frankly, I'm surprised the race is so close. I don't see the reason for indecision. For me the choice is Viennese crystal clear. From the Democrat Party there is a lawyer married to another, though more annoying, lawyer. The Republican Party offers up a genuine war hero married to a beautiful woman who owns a beer distributorship.

C'mon! That's not even a choice.


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