All Democrats are not bad. The greatest legacy of JFK was that he greatly reduced taxes. Indeed he was one of the first to show that government tax revenues can increase of taxes are lowered. He was also a strong believer in the military. JFK would not be welcome in today's Democrat party with all it's scoundrels like Reid, Durban, Pelosi, Kerry, and many others.
OKKkkk...The reality of this that under this administration our nation debit is out of control and is over 17 trillion and still counting. The federal government has enjoyed a record amount of tax revenue yet the President's spending is still out of control. That too is immoral and outragiois.posted @ Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 15:43
What of a state allowed people to openly carry a firearm on their person. The weapon did not need to be registered, the weapon could be a hand gun or a rifle. BTW there are at least two state I can think of that allow this. According to the rational of this lawsuit if it's legal in one state an open carry should be legal in all states. Some states do not tax income, shouldn't that be legal everywhere. Some states allow an 80 mph speed limit, why should we obey Georgia's wimpy speed limit? Two states allow the use of marsjuana, shouldn't that be legal in all states?
@As I See It:
Very true. It's waste of ink, paper and time. It's more like an adult comic book.
We agree. Climate change is happening as it has always happened. The Sahara was once a sea, as was Kansas. The arctic was once a tropical forest. Greenland was once ice free. Climate is changing due to solar and geological events. I sent you new research showing solar activity is even more of a driving factor. It is changing naturally, we can't stop it, we can't do a darn thing to stop it. We must cope.
Thanks for making my point bob. We are nowhere near 500 ppm and the 395 ppm is so small it's not even worth mentioning. It's a small amount bob which is why I tried to put it in perspective with the Texas Stadium illustration.
I know of no ocean that has been destroyed. We would never know of a bird grasping for breath in corn oil because the EPA will never bring it to light. hers is a BBC story of a bird killed by wind.
Dozens of birdwatchers flocked to the Isles of Harris off the Scottish coast to see an extremely fast and rare White-throated Needletail (Hirundapus caudacutus) Swift, but they have been left distraught after it was killed by a wind turbine.
While not an endangered species, sightings of the White-throated Needletail are quite rare in the UK, since it’s primary breeding and migratory grounds are in the far east and India.
There had been only eight recorded sightings of the white-throated needletail in the UK since 1846. So when one popped up again on British shores this week, bird watchers were understandably excited. A group of 40 enthusiasts dashed to the Hebrides to catch a glimpse of the brown, black and blue bird, which breeds in Asia and winters in Australasia. But instead of being treated to a wildlife spectacle they were left with a horror show when it flew into a wind turbine and was killed.
Of course if it had been an oil derrick or a power plant smokestack that caused the death, you can bet every environmental organization would be having a collective cow. But, it was killed by green energy, so the death gets a pass and a collective yawn from the Greens.posted @ Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 12:33
Bob, the PPM of carbon has never been at 500. A Hawaii reporting station reported 400 ppm briefly once bit then dropped back to the 300s
Let me see if I can put all this in a perspective you will understand. Imagine Texas Stadium and let's assume each of the 100,000 seats is a molecule of gas in our atmosphere. Nitrogen is 78 %, Oxygen is 21%, Argon is 9%, giving you a total,of 99.9%. So, where is CO2 which is a trace gas? It is just 00.4% of the atmosphere which in Texas stadium would occupy only 40 seats out of 100,000.
Now, of these 40 seats, 20 (molecules of gas) were already here before humans arrived. Since human activity only contributes to about 3 % of the CO2 emitted into the atmosphere each year because 97 % is from nature. The human contribution is only 3% of the remaining 15 seats. Now, 3% of 15 equals 0.45.
So, in Texas stadium of 100,000 seats, the human contribution of CO2 is less than one half of one seat.
Now, admittedly my example is simplistic but I present this because it is difficult at for a person to convert something as small as 0.04% or 395 ppm to something we can relate to. It's very, very small. This is why the big lie of CAGW is repeated over and over again.
The most stunning statement was from a leaked e-mail from one of the leading global warming radicals. He could not understand why global temperatures were not increasing because of the large amounts of CO2 in the atmosphere. It never occurred that his hypothesis was incorrect. The Earth has not experienced global warming in 17.8 years. We have passed the Santer threshold for human activity.
Carbon is a natural element which we produce when we breath. It is not evil. Don't be afraid, get out and enjoy life. Thanks for your post.posted @ Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:17
Good morning Bob. Not proof at all. The Antarctic is in the grip of bitter winter Record sea ice Levels are being recorded in both the Arctic and in the Antarctic. High winds play a huge part of breakage along the edges of the ice shelf. The RSS satellite record shows NO global warming for 17 years and 8 months. We have passed the Santer threshold for man made causes. Glad you asked.
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.
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