Thanks for making my point bob. I give you solid facts, scholarly information avout scientific research and you give me wee. I'm going to turn this thing off and hit the hay, Have a good night
We must look at the inept economic policies passed and the fact that the Senate will pass no meaningful legislation. The Senate will not even pass the International trade bill the Presidemt needs. We have thousands of new regulations passed by various unelected bureaucrats, the administrations war on energy has driven up food and fuel prices. It's just terrible.posted @ Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 23:04
OMG bob, this 97 percent business was disproven a long time ago and is an
Agnotology which is the study of how ignorance arises via circulation of misinformation calculated to mislead. The 97 percent business was a pipe dream. New data suggests only 3.7 percent of climate researchers believe in CAGW.
New scientific data is now showing the climate is driven more by solar conditions than geological conditions. I am speaking, of course, of a paper published today in Methods in Ecology and Evolution describes a new satellite dataset of solar UV-B radiation for use in ecological studies. According to the authors, “UV-B surfaces were correlated with global mean temperature and annual mean radiation data, but exhibited variable spatial associations across the globe.” The finding is notable, since climate scientists dismiss the role of the Sun in climate change by only looking at the tiny 0.1% variations in total solar irradiance [TSI] over solar cycles, ignoring the large variations in solar UV of up to 100% over solar cycles, and which according to this paper, correlates to global mean temperature. Thus, the role of the Sun and solar amplification mechanisms on climate is only at the earliest stages of understanding.
I am sure you are aware of this research. BTW I can show you a lot of dead birds and bats killed by the blades of wind turbans. I just grilled some gulf shrimp this evening, Yum.
Very true, and the ATF gave over 2000 weapons to drug cartels in Mexico. Hundreds of innocent Mexicans were killed and at least one US Border Patrol agent was killed in the US with these weapons. Congress still can't find out who approved this inept plan and nor learn who authorized funding for this debacle.
Our Jurisdiction had several hiring and promotional lists. White males and Asians were on one list. Then there were lists of Protected Class individuals consisting of Black males and females, men and women with Spanish surnames made up another list and white females made up the final list. Hiring and promotions were selected from these lists. A white male might hold the top score however, he was passed over to satisfy the percentage requirement.
As a commanding officer of our Research and Planning Section, I worked with the city H&R people to compile promotional exams. H&R held training sessions with protected class individuals where they were given the answers to the first phase of the promotional exam. Several did not pass the exam but were moved along anyway.
Let us pray this decision will end years of government mandated discrimination and allow people to be known for the content of their character rather than the color of their skin.
Here is some interesting information from the US Department of Energy. In order to generate 1 million BTUs from various fuel sources it takes the following amounts of water to produce the necessary fuel.
1. Soy Bio diesel - 14,000 to 75,000 gal of water depending on the process.
2. Corn ethanol - 2,500 to 29,000 gal of water depending on the process.
3. Hydraulic fracturing - 0.6 to 6 gal of water depending on the process.
There is no information concerning the amount of water to produce energy from hemp.
There is a great deal mis-information spawned by the Environmental/Industrial Complex and their running dogs in the media and in politics. As Ottmar Edenhofer of the UN IPPC said, " One must say clearly that we redistribute the worlds wealth through climate policy."posted @ Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 15:27
@OCCountry: If you ever had one of the old lawn mowers with the metal strip that would ground the spark plug to stop it, and if when you were a kid your finger would slip and touch the spark plug that is about the jolt the two 'D' cells would give. It will capture your attention. It's enough for small critters.posted @ Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 15:14
Give me some time. I purchased it from Tractor Supply Store. I took the control head in over winter and Mu wife made me clean up the shop. I looked for it briefly this morning, I'll look a little late.posted @ Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 15:05
I installed a battery (2 D Cells) powered electric fence around my garden. It really keeps the critters away.
President Clinton signed a treaty with the Ukraine promising to defend them if they were invaded. President Obama reaffirmed this treaty, I believe in 2009. The United States promised to defend them against invasion. Glad you asked.
We also must understand this study was conducted by the University of Nebraska which is part of the corn belt. Nebraska farmers are growing rich selling their corn for motor fuel. There are several alcohol plants in Nebeaska and even more in neighboring Iowa. If the scholarly study was intended to be a 'BS' study as you so colorfully described it, the study would have concluded that motor fuel from alcohol was OK, it was fine, caused no damage and should be continued. But, the good professor conducted a scholarly study and let the chips fall where they may. His research was not clouded by outside influences or urban myths. He told the truth and presented accurate findings. Good for him. BTW, the University of Nebraska has an outstanding reputation for conducting Ag. research.
Sorry bob but the exhaustive scientific study was funded by the federal government. The Nebraska professor behind the study tried to shoot holes in his findings but the bottom line was that the extracting motor fuel from corn residue was more damaging than using existing conventional fuels. Most green energy products do not work as well as conventional products.
When the old Soviet Union collapsed we paid the Ukraine to disarm. We should allow them to defend themselves against aggression and invasion. Better yet, why don't we send the heavely armed SWAT teams and snipers employed by the Bureau of Land Management, the IRS, the Department of Education and a few other government agencies who have no business employing an armed force. Send these guys to Ukraine.posted @ Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 09:07
As we approach Earth Day let us pause to reflect upon one of the events founders and who's philosophy we might embrace.
Ira S. Einhorn, an admitted Earth Day founder is a convicted murderer and former environmental advocate. Einhorn beat his ex-girlfriend, Holly Maddux, to death and then stored her body in a locked trunk in his apartment for more than a year. Her corpse was discovered by the police. He fled to Europe, lived under an assumed name and fought extradition He was returned to the USA and was convicted 25 years later for her murder. He is serving a life sentence.
The United States is the only industrialized country to be in compliance with the Kyoto Treaty according to the Energy Information Agency which is a department of the US Government. We have had NO global warming according to various scientific measuring devices for 17.8 years and we have surpassed the Santer Threshold for human involvement. The earth has undergone climate change forever, the Sahara and Kansas were once Seas, the Arctic was once a tropical forest.
This convicted killer was active in ecological groups and was part of the counterculture, anti-establishment and anti-war movements of the turbulent 1960s. Einhorn was an active participant at the first Earth Day event in Philadelphia and claimed to have been instrumental in the creation and launching of Earth Day. Of course, other event organizers dispute his account. So, as you beat drums, sing, hold hands and dance to music, please give some thought to Holly Maddux.posted @ Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 08:57
The fact that there is a need for this 'Safety Unit' just screams that there's a problem downtown The fact that the city fathers are taking a soft ball approach by sending in people with high visibility vests without arrest powers and unarmed screams that the city is not serious about the problem. These people will be cannon fodder for the gangsters and those fomenting social unrest.
So, the author quoated three Republican Twits. We have our share on the Democrat side. My Gawd we have this clown from the Orlando area...Grayson. We have Reid, Pelosi, Durban calling Americans terrorists, killers, tax cheats, etc. Look at some of the comments on the Daily KOS or Occupy Democrat on Facebook if you want to see astounding language. These never get pulled out into the mainstream. You should see what they call Rice, Palin, Justice Thomas amd others.
So...do these 'systematic studies' show racism that he is half white? Or that he is half black? I look at the record of accomplishment or lack thereof, the lies, the scandles and the stonewalling which have been used by both black and white Presidents as a show of equal opportunity.
The President's economic polities have been disastrous to the economy. His economic policies have allowed all his wealthy friends (the 1%ers) to gain fabulous wealth while the middle class suffers. A record number of people are now on food stamps. Many jobs have been destroyed by his over regulation, his 'brown shirts' aim their weapons at innocent people over basically a landlord-tenet dispute. His foreign policy has been a failure so the only card the administration can play is that of race.
The author of this opinion story is himself playing the race card. He objects to those on the Fox panel who are all white men commenting on a race. The author looses sight of the fact that the President is half Causation. His mother was white and he was raised by his white grandmother. The panel are therefore very qualified. Is the author objecting to the fact that our President is black or white?
So far as Holder is concerned, he stated the criticism of his office is unprecedented and hinted this is because of his race. Clearly he does not remember the vitriol and hate aimed at Former AG Alberto Gonzales. Let's not forget Janet Reno also. And...The left is always quick to throw terrible insults at Condoleeza Rice, Justice Thomas and other black republicans. Then there was the black Tea Party member who was beaten by Union thugs. Me thinks the pot is calling the kettle black.
The criticism is because of inept performance rather than race.
Young adults must think for the,selves and be creative. Schools do our kids no favors by demanding they conform. The good thing is this young man is a Senior and soon will graduate and be free from this school. Amother good thing is the school will have no control over him and school officials will now work for him. I hope this young man runs for school board when he is able but in the interim he can attend school board meetings and try to bring some sanity to that system.posted @ Monday, April 21, 2014 - 08:27
The career is more unique than most although, you are correct that stress comes with many positions. Political jurisdictions often have so much invested in each officer that many have Employee Assistamce Programs to help the employee Face their particular addiction. The private sector Shuld do likewise. In the early 1980's I was a member of one of the first efforts to address drunk driving. We faced huge political resistance from Judges, Prosecutors, and upper police commanders because many of them were drunks. We had to develope unique ways adoumd the Chain-of-Command to deliver our memos and plans to the proper office. Hypocrisy runs rampant in public service and politics.
Thanks for making my point cypu299 because the first paragraph on your second link kind of says it all. Germans want this, that and the other so long as rates do not increase. So far rates have increased 61 percent in Germany and soon government subsidies will end. Green energy which was touted as 'free energy from the sun and wind' is very expensive, unreliable and inconsistent. We will have a new form of energy someday. The work being done at CERN is very interesting. I fail to see how we wil succeed if we try to breath new life into ancient forms of energy which we moved away from. Thanks for the links.
Germany experienced a 61 percent increase in electrical rates as they moved from conventional generation sources to green energy which includes solar and wind. Electrical rates will jump higher because the German government cannot afford to continue to subsidise green energy. Spain tried to corner the green energy market years ago and invested heavenly. They learned that green energy jobs are not sustainable. The Spanish government credited the near collapse of their economy with their heavy investment in green energy. We must learn from the mistakes of others.posted @ Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 22:22
Officer suicide is a serious problem. I had two friends of mine (one a Captain) take their own lives. The job has an effect on the entire family and we are doing studies to determine if the 'police mentality' of a recruit is latent and brought out in training, or does it grow on the individual while on the job. Because of the stress of the job (shift work, alienation, danger, etc.) all forms of chemical dependency are dangers to the stressed officer. I had a friend who was an alcoholic. Peter got the help he needed then formed a AA program at our department. Pete saved many careers and likely a few lives. Many department have Employee Assistance Programs. One key is for the department to spend money up front to attract the most highly qualified candidates then provide exceptional training. Help also should be in place to assist the officer along the way.
Eye witness testimony is traditionally unreliable. People often do not witness the entire event, their vision is often obstructed or the trauma they are encountering clouds judgement. We often hear accounts of innocent people spending years in prison for crimes they did not do. Police officers also are not exempt from this as they too provide unreliable testimony which is often given more weight by the Court. More and more people carry small video and audio recording devices on their person and In their vehicles to protect themselves from official abuse and unwarranted false accusations.posted @ Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 09:19
The Obama administration announced that it will again delay approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. The decision will now be made at some future date, which falls conveniently after the November mid-term elections. Pne wonders why this President want to hurt the American people
The facts are in and have been for ages.
Keystone XL will transport Canadian oil to American refineries, creating jobs and energy security.
The State Department has already found it to be environmentally sound.
If Canada's oil does not flow to the U.S., China is standing by to accept it.
This frivolous delay is a victory for the most radical elements of the eco-left.
That's why the President cowardly chose to bury the announcement and waited for the Friday before Easter and Passover.
Pipelines are the safest, cleanest, most efficient way to transport energy. The President should put politics aside and approve Keystone XL today.
Our only hope is to change the leadership I such a dramatic way that any actions by this President can be over ridden.
Summary: Fun facts: The first-ever Oscar ceremony, held in 1929, ran a brisk 15 minutes. By contrast, the longest was in 2002, clocking in at a monstrous 4 hours and change. As usual, there are things I loved about it and things I didn't. Rather than be snarky or complain, I'll offer a few suggestions on how the organizers might bring the show into the 21st century. Fun facts: The first-ever Oscar ceremony, held in 1929, ran a brisk 15 minutes. By contrast, the longest was in 2002, clocking in at a monstrous 4 hours and change. As usual, there are things I loved about it and things I didn't. Rather than be snarky or complain, I'll offer a few suggestions on how the organizers might bring the show into the 21st century. First, a few thoughts on the winners: read more
Athens-Clarke County police officers responded to Pinewood Estates North on a 911 call concerning a heated domestic dispute. it reportedly was an argument over the lack of heat and food in a family's trailer and a woman was threatening to stab anyone who tried to take away her 7-month-old child. State patrol responded also, from their post nearby on U.S. Highway 29 North. The situation apparently was resolved. An officer reported he was driving the woman and infant to another home in Athens. read more