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Obama: US 'underestimated' Islamic State threat

     What?   Ahhhhhh,  Ok, whatever. 
     I don't believe the bombing will be that effective.  We will kill some trucks, gums and buildings but thats about it.  Nor will our military (boots on the ground) be able to prevail.  This is a new, vicious and extraordinary enemy which will call for a new, vicious and extraordinary response.  
     By the way, isn't it extraordinary and absolutely stunning  that  Kay Hagen,  Bruce Braley, Jeff Merkley, Al Franken,  and  Jeannine Shaheen have suddenly turned very Hawkish and support our  warring.  These very Progressive Democrats who won their seats on war opposition now support our bombing and war making. Wow!   

posted @ Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 20:47

Today's editorial cartoon

OK...I get it.  Indeed this is  a terrifying thought.  

posted @ Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 10:16

ATM fees keep climbing, survey says

Your US Government at work again.  Thanks Dodd / Frank.  

posted @ Monday, September 29, 2014 - 17:50

Obama: US 'underestimated' Islamic State threat

Just watch.  Somebody will reply to these post and blame Bush  

posted @ Monday, September 29, 2014 - 17:47

Death toll from GM ignition switches now at 23

     Not  only did GM engage in contributory negligence in the deaths of these  innocent people but  so did an agency of these  US Government whose purpose is to keep people safe.  
     The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) os charged with researching fatality collision reports and determining the cause.  They are a part of the USDOT and collect our gasoline tax money to keep is safe.  They don't, they didn't, they failed, they dropped the ball. 
     Nobody will be charged with a crime at GM nor at NHTSA.  Likely, people will be promoted.  

posted @ Monday, September 29, 2014 - 17:40

Obama: US 'underestimated' Islamic State threat

Now our Commander-in-Chief faces a crisis of his own making and he cannot blame this on Bush, although he will.  A strong military force was present in Iraq to aid the regime there, continue to train their military, to provide intelligence and  manage or contain any radical militants.  America  promised the Iraqi people.  Obama withdrew this protective force. He pulled out, ran away, we abandoned the people we saved from the former dictator.  The, "lead from behind" policy is a failure.   ISIS was allowed too grow and fester and the President admitted he was clueless.  Now we face another crisis, people are loosing these heads and this Presidents only answer is to bombing trucks, guns and buildings.  

posted @ Monday, September 29, 2014 - 13:39

Pro-democracy protests expand in Hong Kong

Even though China now looks like a very modern and thriving country it is still a brutal communist government. Even though China has had to embrace capitalism to survive the government is still communists. Even though the people have more freedom now than during the revolution, communism is still a failed form of government and  has never succeeded and will eventually fail here because people long to be free. In a communist regime, freedom takes a while.  

posted @ Monday, September 29, 2014 - 08:43

Ga. highway officials buy image-boosting radio ads

Your gasoline tax money at work?  Guess how many gallons of gas tax you purchased to pay for the next PR ad you hear.   How many pot holes would that money fix?  Could that money be used to fix the terror drivers face along Highway 316?  This is  all a PR plan to get you to agree to more gasoline tax.  Tell them to spend our gasoline tax money on roads and not radio ads.  Tell GDOT to stop wasting gasoline tax money and spend it wisely and only on roads.

posted @ Monday, September 29, 2014 - 08:40

Today's editorial cartoon

Is this a problem?  As an investor in expect  the Board  of Directors to have a fiduciary responsibility to the company and the stockholders.  As an investor I expect to have a return on my investment and so long as the company remains viable, provides good products or service at a reasonable price  I don't care what the CEO  earns. 

posted @ Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 20:26

7 rescued, 32 missing as volcano erupts in Japan

@Duke Briscoe:
Duke, this reply will be out-of- order, please read it after my orgional post to you.
    Duke:     I have been aware that the Russians have long believed the Earth is due for a natural  cooling cycle, perhaps a little ice age. They  were making observations from the  ISS  but I was not aware that they have captured data to address the timing of a new little ice age.  They are now convinced and have the data.

     Their  predictions do go hand in  hand with what some call the  'Pause' and others call a natural cycle.  The fact is that there has been no global warming for almost 18 years thus eclipsing the Santer threshold of human induced activity.  Their predictions confirm new reports of glacier building activity, most recently on Mountain Ben Nevis in Scotland.  Arctic ice build up is several weeks ahead of normal schedule up North as winter begins its cycle.  Fortunately, spring will soon visit the Antarctic and melting should occur, but if record summer cold  continues as last year (remember the ship of fools) sea ice will continue to build.  
     Look at the massive expansion of ice in Antarctica, from  a 'normal' 14 million Sq. Miles  to 20 million Sq. Miles most recently.    If ice builds yearly because of reduced melting, what will this  do to the gap between the far Southern tip of South America?  How will this choking effect ocean currents in the Drake passage? What impact will this have on weather?   What damage will this massive sea ice build  do?  Might we have to seed the ice with carbon black to induce melting? 
     A little ice age is far more devastating  than any global warming which has halted.  
     The pie smells wonderful. 

posted @ Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 12:55

7 rescued, 32 missing as volcano erupts in Japan

@Duke Briscoe:
     Thanks Duke for bringing up the human caused CO2 issue and your scholarly sources.  The estimates of  Gerlach are just that.  Much of the data from the DOE rely on 'adjusted' readings.  I have  published the record highs and lows not subjects to 'adjustments' and cold out pace warm by a 3 to 1 ratio.  But, this is all  all moot. There is a great deal of new research concerning the collection of strong evidence for a lower climate  sensitivity, now up to 14 papers.  This research  knocks the  legs out of the President's Action Plan.  Here is one.

     This all means the Earth is less sensitivity to CO2 than once thought.  Here is more research.

     This now begs the question, "What is a normal amount of this trace element (CO2) in the atmosphere?  Might the current levels (below 400 ppm) be detrimental?  Could life on Earth benefit from a higher concentration?  Some new research finds  that plants.    From the Technische Universität  München,  two doctoral candidates for the Chair for Forest Growth and Yield, Cynthia Shafer and  Eric  Thrum studied tree growth trends for 1870 to present and found  tree are growing at a faster rate today.  Forests are expanding at a greater rate which will be of benefit to commercial wood production.   Deep regrets that  I don't have the capability to link this research.  

     Other research shows an increase in temperature by 2 degrees C by 2050 will greatly benefit foliage plants, amy of which humans and animals eat.  Sadly, this is not likely to happen because the IPCC revised their predictions and have lowered increases to 0.01 degree this century

     Don' t get your shorts in a knot about warming or CO2. Everything is not good and I will provide new  evidence of this later.  Right now I have to help my wife with an Apple Pie.  Thanks for the post

posted @ Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 11:05

US-led coalition launches new airstrikes in Syria

Where is the outrage from the Progressives, the Liberals?  We are waging war but what is the exit strategy? We are bombing some buildings, guns and trucks but what about the heart of this vicious bunch? What about the War Powers Act?    President Obama supporter and advisor Axelrod said Senator Obama would have demanded Congressional approval.  The only progressive to oppose this bombing strategy is Code Pink who's members opposed Bush.  At least they are consistent. 

posted @ Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 20:35

Many factors cloud the aquifer-storage issue

Like Reagan told the Soviets, Trust but Verify.  One thing that will keep bureaucrats honest is to specify water thefts as criminal events with, loss of  job, pension and prison time.  

posted @ Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 20:16

Today's editorial cartoon

Very true but it is all psychological.  There is no physical pain or abuse.  Its all emotional, like listening to Slim Witman music on a 24/7'basis.  We teach law enforcement  Interrogation techniques to overpower a suspect with psychology, the interrogators  dynamic approach and the alternative question.  Water boarding is an 'industrial strength'  version but we are dealing with more dangerous and vicious combatants. Now, our official rules allow is to offer these  decapitating terrorists the equivalent of a handshake and a cigar.  We are losing this war. 

posted @ Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 20:13

Gurley's career day leads No. 12 Georgia to 35-32 win over Tennessee

A good victory but a very frustrating game.  We cannot  continue  to hang our hat on Gurley.  He is taking a beating.   I saw Manning there today.  Some well heeled boosters need to fund all our QBs the necessary tuition to attend the Manning QB School.  

posted @ Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 19:59

Today's editorial cartoon

There is already speculation  he will go back to a big DC law firm that represents corporate fat cats, perhaps those who make up the Environmental/Industrial Complex.   I teach a class in which I show ancient torture techniques.  The Saw, Breaking on the Wheel, The Breast Ripped, the Pear, Iron Maiden and the like.  We have gone from those terrible devices to pouring water over a person and calling that torture.  

posted @ Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 12:18

Online driver's license service seeks to save time

   Here is some food for thought.   A careful reading of the US Constitution will show the Founders gave control of 'post roads' to the federal government.  The Right to Travel was debated by the Founders but they decided this was such a basic an implied right they did  not include it in the Bill of Rights.  We do not need any authority to license person to walk, ride a horse, cart, bike, skate, , boat or other modes of transportation. What gives a state the legal authority (if you say state law that is incorrect) to issue a motor vehicle operators license?  How can people obtain a drivers license if they are Nomads and have no legal domicile?  We know that many who have state issued licenses cannot drive that well. I could drive cars, trucks and tractors when  I was 11 years old much better this  some adults.  I know of at least 3 individuals (two in Texas, one in Colorado) who drive only with a Court Order and no state issues license as the Court agrees that states have no legal authority to violate the implied right to travel. 

posted @ Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 10:59

Volcano erupts in Japan; 7 missing, 40 injured

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posted @ Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 10:06

Volcano erupts in Japan; 7 missing, 40 injured

The volcanic activity reported on Mount Ontake in Japan as well as the recent eruptions of Iceland's Bardarvuga Volcano, eruptions on Russia's Kamchatka and in New Zealand provide a wonderful educational moment.  This moment is most opportune as politicians and actors try to beat the dead horse of global warming down the road and enact sanctions which have proven to be failures.  Humans only contribute about 3 percent of what the hucksters call Carbon pollution. All the rest is produced naturally and qualifies as a trace element in the atmosphere. 

posted @ Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 10:05

Today's editorial cartoon

It will be very interesting to see if Obama gives Holder a blanket Pardon.  With all the skeletons in his closet the likelihood of prosecution could be very high.  Obama might wish to give him a pass.  

posted @ Friday, September 26, 2014 - 16:52

US: Immigrant families fail to report to agents

WOW'  How  unbelievable is this.  First these foreign nationals violate the sovereignty of the United  States by violating our laws and jumping our borders. Then, rather than being detained amd deported to their home country, they are given a chit to visit a hearing officer.  Now they don't show up for their hearing.  I guess we will just have to grant them amnesty to make sure they comply with the law.   

posted @ Friday, September 26, 2014 - 16:23

Georgia lawmakers hear debate over impact of proposed federal environmental rules

This government intervention goes much deeper than that.  The greed of governments and the fat cat corporations who make up the Environmental/Industrial Complex will end up killing people.  See link below:

posted @ Friday, September 26, 2014 - 16:13

Police: Woman beheaded at Oklahoma workplace

Thanks grove600 for this news update.  It's sad when a reader must post the news.  Likely the FBI will find there was no connection with Islam or any radical intent of this alleged killer.  The fact this guy was a follower of Islam and the female victim lost her head is purely incidental.   

posted @ Friday, September 26, 2014 - 16:02

Hawks, civil rights leaders vow to work together

A couple of weeks ago our VP used the term 'Shylock" In a speech to a group of bankers. This term is highly offense to Jewish people. Novody asked Joe to resign, he has really hurt a strong base of Democrat voters yet he is still campaign for the Presidency. I guess outrage is selective.

posted @ Friday, September 26, 2014 - 15:52

Education official says students used as 'pawns'

Schools should go back to the old Civics Class which are generally taught in the Freshman year of high school.  I have college students who have no ideas how a bill becomes law, they have no idea about the three co-equal branches of government,  the significance of the First Monday in October, Constitutional  rights or how their state government works.  

posted @ Friday, September 26, 2014 - 11:17

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