@cyou299: If I understand you correctly, we might agree on the wind and solar hoax. Here are two recent reports. How 'bout that.posted @ Monday, November 24, 2014 - 09:40
I don't believe they are at this point yet. Oil companies are still pumping $5.00 per barrel oil out of many oil fields. I read a report that the break-even floor for sand tar crude oil was around $60.00 per barrel depending on the location and operation. This will impact deep water drilling and might cause some reduction in exploration. This evening, crude for Feb. delivery is $76.59 per barrel and RBOB gasoline is $2.04 per gallon. This should be a boost to the economy as people will have more disposable income to spend on things other than fuel. cute drawing.posted @ Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 20:50
Address the issue rather than shooting the messenger. You might also want to read the Constitution, particularly the parts about the mandates of congress and the executive.
Ahhhh yes...all the lies and false memememems. Obviously you are referring to the MIT Professor Gruber statements about a lack of government transparency being good and his references to the stupid supporters of the ACA. Then there is, "If you like your Doctor you can keep your Doctor...period," or "If you like your health insurance you can keep your health insurance...period. " The best one is it will be about $2300 cheaper for a family. He is on record from 2011 and 2013 that he alone cannot change the immigration laws. Yup...all the lies. Thanks for posting.posted @ Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 16:53
One clue that this NOAA claim is politically motivated is the name of one of the prime 'warmest', that of Dr. Michael Mann, formally of Penn State University. Man used university funding to research(?) what has been known as The Hockey Stick. Mann examined ancient growth tree rings and determined that the Industrial revolution caused increased amounts of CO2 in the atmosphere causing the beginning of Catastrophic man made (CAGW) global warming. This was central to the debate and caused the public and other scientists of believe in CAGW strictly on the basis of this research. Mann's scientific method was flawed and now we know that out of 27 possible specimens, he selected 1 to 3 for formulate his hypothesis. He would allow no examination of his finding, no replication, he lost papers and document to prove his research, he made incorrect assumptions to the point that the Hockey Stick has been removed from scholarly references. Mann also tried to pass himself off as a Nobel Prize winner which was a lie. He alone is reason to be highly skeptical.
I find it incredible that any department would put a rookie officer fresh out of classroom training and throw him/her to the wolves. Following graduation from a police academy, the vast majority of departments will then assign the rookie with a senior officer in the capacity of a field training officer for a period of months. Then the rookie will be gradually placed on the street following a strict evaluation. NYPD has suffered a change in leadership as has the city. Perhaps this new policy is the result.posted @ Friday, November 21, 2014 - 18:59
It's like a broken record. The alarmist run down the street wild eyed with arms waiving proclaiming a day, or week, or month or year was the hottest ever and we're all goin' to die. We remember 2012 was heralded to be warmest but then NOAA backed tracked when private persons proved NOAA's own numbers showed 1936 was the warmest. I bet they learned their lesson and really bumped up the adjusted temps. this time to make sure they were not embarrassed again.
We will need a little time to see what they did to come to these conclusions but don't go out without a coat.
So long as police actions are taking place in the public venue the constitutionally protected media as well as private citizens can make audio and video recordings of police actions. Neither the media nor individuals can impede or interfere with police operations. The media nor individuals can go onto private property uninvited. Many people have dash cameras in their vehicles, I wear a covert camera whenever I deal with officials.posted @ Friday, November 21, 2014 - 16:48
There was news yesterday on Yahoo Financial that China has peaked (at least for now) on their business expansion. A business reporting service reported a survey a few months ago that several large corporations are planning on moving their operations back to the USA. We might also benefit by moving European production to the USA. Germany embraced expensive green energy and now cannot compete in the world marketplace because energy is so expensive now. The survey cited shipping costs and a better trained labor market as the reason to move back to the USA. Let's hope the new congress will provide incentives to speed the process.
GEE, now this cartoonist is calling the voters stupid for wanting to end the gridlock and attempt to restore Constitutional government the three co-equal branches of government. First it was Obama's ACA advisor who is the MIT Professor and was paid $400,000 by H&HS . He praised the lack of transparency of the ACA and the Obama administration and the stupidity of those who believed in the ACA. Now this cartoonist believes voters are stupid for giving the House and Senate to Republicans. Wonder how much the administration is paying the cartoonist. It is kind of funny. Love the big buttons.posted @ Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 21:54
Yup, Worldwide pipelines have caused more deaths. The oil trains however, have been around for only a short time and were intended to be a stop gap measure until politics settled. Give them time. Here is some brief info about the oil trains. I have rail lines running next to some of my properties and I have offered to have the KXL run across my property. I'd feel safer with the pipeline. Thanks for asking
Huffington Post believed the oil trains will cause 6 deaths per year.
Here is a report that oil trains killed over 47 people.posted @ Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 21:38
Urban language is a problem. I went to a McD drive through to order lunch and I couldn't understand a word. I went inside to order, the counter help was all urban youth and with the same language and attitude problem. I left having lost my appetite. This McD was in the Midwest. I ran into a similar problem on South Beach Miami, but I spoke Spanish and the youth took my order with no problem. Spanish is the predominate language there.
Language issues are not confined to urban youth. A friend is a Chief Engineer with a state government agency. His office just hired an intern. The young intern was tasked with writing a town Mayor about a particular concern and he began the salutation of the letter, "Hey Dude, What's Happening." I can't make this up. The intern is in his Senior year of college.posted @ Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 15:02
I read an AP report out of Pittsburg of a final landmark study by the US Department of Energy that proves no ground water pollution from Hydraulic Fracturing. This data might calm some of the outrageous rhetoric from the low informations crowd that fracturing is the cause of all the ills of the world. The drinking water is safe. This is a US Government report too. Glad we could clear the air.
I also picked up interesting side bar is that depending on the process the amount of water needed to produce one million BTUs of energy from the following ecology pure sources are...
Soy Biodiesel = 14,000 to 75,000 gallons of water,
Corn Ethanol = 2,500 to 29,000 gallons of water,
Hydraulic Fracturing = 0.6 to 6 gallons of water.
The source for this data is the US Department of Energy.
So...basically you are telling these 50 Americans and their families that they don't count, they are unimportant and get to the back of the welfare line? Happy Thanksgiving.
@mpd0.59: The House in a bipartisan vote has passed a bill encouraging foreign nationals with advanced degrees (Masters, PhD) in math, science to be granted work permits and citizenship opportunities in the USA but this bill as well as 300 others has been stalled up in the Senate. The House has taken action as you demanded.
We also have effective immigration laws on the books (our late Senator Kennedy drsfted the present law) that the President is not enforcing in violation of his oath of office.
I believe there needs to be a signed and notarised contract between the two or more principals involved the tryst. The agreement must be in triplicate, the original copy filed with the campus Dean and each participant keeping a copy. All involved shall attest they are of legal age and produce photo ID as proof of such which is scanned and attached. If the participants are under the age of 21 years the agreement must be signed by parents of the participants. Both must provide medical records that they are free of disease and are taking or possess government approved contraception devices unless their religion forbids the used of these devices. If no contraception is available the participants must provide documentation they are enrolled in the ACA. The participants will be required to describe in detail what is permissible and what is out-of-bounds during the encounter and the expected duration of time allowed. The participants must agree to plant a tree to offset the CO2 they expelled during the encounter.posted @ Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 14:26
Wow! One vote short. What a shame that one political hack can damage an entire country. It would appear the Democrats threw Senator Mary Landrieu under the bus. Talk about a war on woman. They didn't care about her job nor the hundreds of high paying union construction jobs the KXL would bring.
Oh well, Buffet will still transport sand tar crude on his BNSF death trains. Hope they don't derail in near town killing people and dumping crud like they have done in the past. Canadians will pump the crude to the East Coast through existing pipelines to tankers bound for S. Texas.
Those who were against the KXL just got Grubered and the heavy equipment operators, welders, truck drivers , suppliers and labourers will hit the unemployment lines. Perhaps this can be turned around in a few weeks when the Senate leadership changes.
The original intent of these explosive devices was to protect occupants that were not wearing seat belts. They can be deadly if a small driver sits very close to the steering wheel. In this case the explosive devices can shoot shrapnel Into a person. These devices are dangerous to first responders also. At one time a vehicle owner could have a switch installed to disable the explosives but most dealers would not install them. The only other way is to remove the sensors at the bumper, a very delicate task which could trigger the explosives. Vehicle owners should be able to opt out of having the explosive devices installed or activated.posted @ Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 21:05
It appears the prison system has rehabilitated ol' Charlie and he wants to start a family. Perhaps he can turn his life around.posted @ Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 20:53
Meteorologist Tim Buckley of WFMY-TV writes on Facebook:
All 50 states have low temperatures BELOW freezing tonight. (Monday night)
Yes, even Hawaii. Tall mountain peaks there regularly get below freezing, and even get snow. This typically happens a few times during winter, but is very rare this early in the season. We are still in fall, winter is still about a month away. Ice has been observed forming on the Great Lakes. The low temperature forecast for tonight shows the cold continuing nationally, with perhaps a second night of below freezing temperatures in all 50 states:
My 'slant' comes from years of study. It also comes from many years of being Commander of a Crime Against Property Section which included the Fraud Unit. I also go back to the late 70s and 80s when passive solar energy was the wave of the future and people were spending thousands to install collectors on homes. They didn't work as promised then but people forget. My goal is to cause people to remember so they don't fall for these failed schemes.
Solar and wind energy are ancient sources which were replaced because they are ineffective, ineffective, expensive and inconsistent. Our friends in Europe have learned a hard lesson when they embraced green energy. They are now unable to compete economically. Germany is abandoning their 40 percent GHC by 2020 commitment. The Brits are imposing emergency measures. We need to observe the mistakes of others who embraced green energy. Why make the same mistakes? Let' s learn from the mistakes of others.
I have investments with Buffet, he transports sand tar crude on his death trains. I support the pipeline because transporting massive amounts of crude oil by train has proven deadly. I feel new sources of energy will be found. The work at CERN is promising. I just won't let the Environmental/Industrial Complex 'Gruber' me.
Thanks for your concern and the post.
Oh boy, here is another disrespectful cartoon which diminishes the brilliance of our young out-of-touch President. The past election was a stunning defeat of his liberal policies. Progressives had 8 years to convince Americans that very liberal and progressive programs are workable and good for the country. We had the final two years of Bush when we had control of the House and Senate. We also controlled Congress the first two years of Obama. Democrat liberal policies were rejected in a recent election wave yet he's unaffected and follows the "Rules for Radicals" which mandates we do not back off and we force radical policies no matter what. This President is destroying our party.posted @ Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 10:44
We now see Democrat policy on the Keystone XL pipeline has been resurrected and now supported by our Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Democrats in the House and Senate. There are two identical bills concerning Keystone, one in the House and and one in the Senate. The Senate bill was stalled by Reid. But now in an effort to help the reelection run-off bid by Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, Reid wants the bill passed and Democrats now support KXL. What will we now do to support it, what is the strategy?
The House just passed their bill and the Senate is likely to support the union jobs and energy issues and pass their bill which will then be sent to the President for his signature.
The President said he will likely veto the bill and Democrats who must try to save their skin and position themselves for the 2016 election may join with the R's to override the veto. Democrats up for reelection in 2016 now owe the President nothing because he is a politically badly wounded lame duck.
Opposition to the KXL was built on a lie and a complete fabrication. Because so many law makers believed this lie, we must go to them and insist they cast their vote for the truth, for the people, for the jobs, for good relations between the USA and Canada and for Americans. It's OK.
The MIT professor, Gruber was paid by H&HS and other federal agencies to develop schemes to sell the ACA TrainWreck. We must also understand much of the ACA has yet to be implemented. We can expect more revelations to come to light once it is fully implemented. There is also a pending Supreme Court decisions on the IRS broadening the subsidies in spite of very specific language in the law.
The White House and other political officials are now distancing themselves from Gruber, pretending not to know him yet they are on record of calling him a friend and knowledgable authority. Now his name has become a Verb.
You might object to some of the cartoons on the ABH, I too feel some are foolish and off base. I have commented on them not because they are in poor taste, but because the premise of the cartoonist is incorrect. It is/was the job of the media to be the "watchdog on government" but lately the media has been in bed with government. If the cartoons are critical of the government, don't blame the ABH, blame the government and the Administration who sold the ACA, and Global Warming with lies.
Double post.posted @ Monday, November 17, 2014 - 17:33
Summary: I'm not saying it's lonely to be a movie critic, but we often find ourselves seated alone in an empty theatre when we're watching new stuff. I know people who say they won't go see anything unless they have at least one other person to go with, but I've always enjoyed having the place to myself. I'm not saying it's lonely to be a movie critic, but we often find ourselves seated alone in an empty theatre when we're watching new stuff. I know people who say they won't go see anything unless they have at least one other person to go with, but I've always enjoyed having the place to myself. read more
As you might imagine, the vast majority of the editorial cartoons available these days for publication through the syndicate which supplies cartoons to the Athens Banner-Herald/OnlineAthens are addressing the situation in Ferguson, Mo., where the fatal shooting of a black teen by a white police officer has touched off a number of demonstrations -- some peaceful, but many not at all peaceful, with tear gas fired by police officers and gunshots fired by some protester. read more