Archive for October, 2011
Heard the one about World Temps have been increasing? Not so fast – turns out Global Temperatures have been stable for the last 13 years!
Today The Mail on Sunday can reveal that a leading member of Prof Muller’s team has accused him of trying to mislead the public by hiding the fact that BEST’s research shows global warming has stopped. Prof Judith Curry, who chairs the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at America’s prestigious Georgia Institute of Technology, said that Prof Muller’s claim that he has proven global warming sceptics wrong was also a ‘huge mistake’, with no scientific basis. Prof Curry is a distinguished climate researcher with more than 30 years experience and the second named co-author of the BEST project’s four research papers. Her comments, in an exclusive interview with The Mail on Sunday, seem certain to ignite a furious academic row. She said this affair had to be compared to the notorious ‘Climategate’ scandal two years ago.
In fact, Prof Curry said, the project’s research data show there has been no increase in world temperatures since the end of the Nineties – a fact confirmed by a new analysis that The Mail on Sunday has obtained. ‘There is no scientific basis for saying that warming hasn’t stopped,’ she said. ‘To say that there is detracts from the credibility of the data, which is very unfortunate.’
However, Prof Muller denied warming was at a standstill. ‘We see no evidence of it [global warming] having slowed down,’ he told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. There was, he added, ‘no levelling off’. A graph issued by the BEST project also suggests a continuing steep increase.
But a report to be published today by the Global Warming Policy Foundation includes a graph of world average temperatures over the past ten years, drawn from the BEST project’s data and revealed on its website. This graph shows that the trend of the last decade is absolutely flat, with no increase at all – though the levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere have carried on rising relentlessly. ‘This is nowhere near what the climate models were predicting,’ Prof Curry said. ‘Whatever it is that’s going on here, it doesn’t look like it’s being dominated by CO2.’ Prof Muller also wrote an article for the Wall Street Journal. It was here, under the headline ‘The case against global warming scepticism’, that he proclaimed ‘there were good reasons for doubt until now’. This, too, went around the world, with The Economist, among many others, stating there was now ‘little room for doubt’. Such claims left Prof Curry horrified. ‘Of course this isn’t the end of scepticism,’ she said. ‘To say that is the biggest mistake he [Prof Muller] has made. When I saw he was saying that I just thought, “Oh my God”.’In fact, she added, in the wake of the unexpected global warming standstill, many climate scientists who had previously rejected sceptics’ arguments were now taking them much more seriously. They were finally addressing questions such as the influence of clouds, natural temperature cycles and solar radiation – as they should have done, she said, a long time ago. Yesterday Prof Muller insisted that neither his claims that there has not been a standstill, nor the graph, were misleading because the project had made its raw data available on its website, enabling others to draw their own graphs. However, he admitted it was true that the BEST data suggested that world temperatures have not risen for about 13 years. But in his view, this might not be ‘statistically significant’, although, he added, it was equally possible that it was – a statement which left other scientists mystified.
Just a glimpse in the foreign banking interest known as the :Federal Reserve” and the workings and motives. Once again, this is not another false battle of right vs. left, but an issue affecting all US citizens. Remember all those birds that have the ability to soar above can only do so because of having a right wing and a left wing, although both are part of the same bird. Welcome to the bird, this one being a bird of prey.
Image added for re-posting purposes due to YouTube’s continuing format issues depending on videos to be shared. Funny how that happens
The Daily Caller reports:
“As children across America costume themselves as ghouls, ghosts, goblins and former North African dictators Monday night, they may have missed the most spine-chilling scare of the day. According to calculations based on the International Monetary Fund’s World Economic Outlook, on All Hallows’ Eve the United States’ total debt will surpass its Gross Domestic Product for the first time since World War II.
That means the average American’s share of government debt is more than an average American makes in a year. Spooky!
On October 19 Bloomberg released a chart showing that per capita gross government debt would to exceed per capita GDP in the very near future. As Bloomberg put it, “America’s bills are about to exceed its paycheck.”
Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 plan does not address this national debt problem. There are no significant cuts. Neither have any of the other candidates offered any such cuts.
Ron Paul’s Restore America plan cuts $1 trillion in the first year. It is the only plan among the 2012 GOP presidential field that offers real and substantive cuts in line with what this country desperately needs.
Or as Rush Limbaugh put it:
“Fooling around the margins isn’t going to get it done. A 2% tax cut here, or a 3% tax variation over there is not going to fix what’s wrong. Genuine, big spending cuts are the only thing that is going to bring us back … But nobody on our side has ever seriously proposed this and Ron Paul is going to.”
If you are not happy with the current situation then change it. Change, not the type in your pocket or purse, not like the change many voted for in 2008, real change. It will never happen if you do the same thing hoping for different results.
It has little to do with voting “R” or “D”, voting white or black, voting male or female. The change will happen when you vote differently. You did vote differently last time? So how did that “change” work out for you? The real change the country needs is not a change in parties to run the country, as they really do not. The change is in you and your abilities. Many people vote either party line because, well just because that is what they always do without thinking. The others that are flexible will vote for the best candidate, but not willing to take the time to learn about the candidates other than sound clips and the orchestrated main stream media flood of directed information to tell you who is best for you.
My Question is a simple one. Who knows you and your families needs better than you? Now, you want change, real change, good! Take time to turn off the hype and listen to what each candidate really stands for, what is their voting record, are they consistent?
Here is your chance for one of the presidential candidates. If others are willing to talk past quick sound bites and slogans listen to them also. Then make your own well educated decision. I hope to see you at the voting booths.
A report published by Politico late Sunday night reveals that two women accused Herman Cain of sexual harassment while he was head of the National Restaurant Assn. in the late 1990s.
The Republican presidential candidate and retired pizza chain executive has refused to comment on the allegations, but a campaign spokesman told Politico that Cain was “vaguely familiar” with the charges.
The two women had worked at the restaurant trade group under Cain, but left their posts after complaining about his behavior. The women signed agreements with the association that included financial payouts and barred them from discussing their departures, according to the Politico report.
Sources told Politico that the behavior included, “conversations allegedly filled with innuendo or personal questions of a sexually suggestive nature, taking place at hotels during conferences, at other officially sanctioned restaurant association events and at the association’s offices.”
Cain refused Sunday to discuss the matter when a Politico reporter approached him on the street in Washington, D.C.
Cain said he would not comment until he saw “some facts or some concrete evidence.”
“Have you ever been accused, sir, in your life of harassment by a woman?” a reporter asked.
Cain replied: “Have you ever been accused of sexual harassment?”
Cain is scheduled to appear Monday morning at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, where he will discuss his “9-9-9″ tax plan.
October 30, 2011 by Brian Phillips
The Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism has released some findings related to the GOP presidential race, revealing an obvious bias against Rep. Ron Paul. While this has been repeatedly pointed out by his supporters, the study provides clear third-party confirmation.
See The Atlantic Wire’s excellent coverage here.
The two images above, from the Pew Research Center, indicate that while mainstream media has largely ignored and been slanted against Ron Paul, he has received more favorable coverage in the New Media or alternative media.
This is indicative of a major shift in the U.S. Where the media has failed in fairness and truth, there has arisen new sources of information – blogs, independent news sites, and social media.
And while the conditions under which they have been created are unfortunate (that is, dishonesty and bias in mainstream sources), the New Media sources are growing in influence and number. They are a blessing and their existence should be applauded. As James Madison said, “The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty.”
It used to be that blogs and independent news sources were seen as unreliable or untrustworthy – the stereotype of the 35-year-old, pasty-faced man donning a foil hat and typing out conspiracy theories from his mom’s basement (where he also still lived). Now, it would seem the tide is turning. Wise readers are learning to check their facts, wherever they may have read them – blog or The Washington Post. Both can be good sources, but both should be read with caution.
Having a “free press” is not merely a matter of being free from government influence. A free press must be free from internal corruption and “selective” reporting as well.
So, the blackout of Ron Paul is real, no surprise to his supporters (of which I am one). Hopefully that tide will turn. But, until it does, let me encourage my fellow members of the New Media to keep writing the truth – even if you do so from your mom’s basement.
Murray Sabrin nails it, Ron Paul wants to correct it and the lame stream media wants to hide it.
Professor Murray Sabrin spills the beans on why Congressman Ron Paul is disregarded by the Media Establishment.
Ten Years After the Patriot Act, a Look at Three of the Most Dangerous Provisions Affecting Ordinary Americans0
October 26, 2011 – 12:23pm | By Trevor Timm
Ten years ago today, in the name of protecting national security and guarding against terrorism, President George W. Bush signed into law some of the most sweeping changes to search and surveillance law in modern American history. Unfortunately known as the USA PATRIOT Act, many of its provisions incorporate decidedly unpatriotic principles barred by the First and Fourth Amendments of the Constitution. Provisions of the PATRIOT Act have been used to target innocent Americans and are widely used in investigations that have nothing to do with national security.
Much of the PATRIOT Act was a wish list of changes to surveillance law that Congress had previously rejected because of civil liberties concerns. When reintroduced as the PATRIOT Act after September 11th, those changes — and others — passed with only limited congressional debate.
Just what sort of powers does the PATRIOT Act grant law enforcement when it comes to surveillance and sidestepping due process? Here are three provisions of the PATRIOT Act that were sold to the American public as necessary anti-terrorism measures, but are now used in ways that infringe on ordinary citizens’ rights:
1. SECTION 215 – “ANY TANGIBLE THING”
Under this provision, the FBI can obtain secret court orders for business records and other “tangible things” so long as the FBI says that the records are sought “for an authorized investigation . . . to protect against international terrorism or clandestine intelligence activities.” The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court must issue the order if the FBI so certifies, even when there are no facts to back it up. These “things” can include basically anything—driver’s license records, hotel records, car-rental records, apartment-leasing records, credit card records, books, documents, Internet history, and more. Adding insult to injury, Section 215 orders come with a “gag ” prohibiting the recipient from telling anyone, ever, that they received one.
As the New York Times reported, the government may now be using Section 215 orders to obtain “private information about people who have no link to a terrorism or espionage case.” The Justice Department has refused to disclose how they are interpreting the provision, but we do have some indication of how they are using Section 215. While not going into detail, Senator Mark Udall indicated the FBI believes it to allows them “unfettered” access to innocent Americans’ private data, like “a cellphone company’s phone records” in bulk form. The government’s use of these secret orders is sharply increasing — from 21 orders in 2009 to 96 orders in 2010, an increase of over 400% — and according to a brand new report from the Washington Post, 80% of those requests are for Internet records.
Today, EFF sued the Justice Department to turn over records related to the government’s secret interpretation and use of Section 215, regarding which Senator Ron Wyden, like Senator Udall, has offered ominous warnings: “When the American people find out about how their government has secretly interpreted the Patriot Act,” said Wyden on the Senate floor in May, “they are going to be stunned and they are going to be angry.”
“If they really want a bright future for this country, it’s capitalism that will provide it, not government.”
That’s what Peter Schiff told Princeton University Professor Cornell West last night in a heated debate on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360. They were discussing Schiff’s recent Reason.tv appearance, in which he engaged protestors at Occupy Wall Street with a sign that read, “I Am the 1%, Let’s Talk.” Air Date: October 27, 2011.
Shortly after Australia banned flu vaccines in children due to an alarming increase in vomiting, fevers and seizures caused by the vaccines (http://www.naturalnews.com/029586_A…), Finland has now suspended H1N1 vaccines due to increased reports of narcolepsy in children and teens. Narcolepsy is a nervous system disorder characterized by extreme fatigue and daytime sleepiness. It indicates a serious malfunction of the brain and nervous system.
Finland is now reporting that narcolepsy is appearing in children immediately following vaccination with H1N1 vaccines. So far, six children are confirmed of suffering the neurological side effect and nine more are in the process of being confirmed, reports The Epoch Times (http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/con…).
The Finland National Institute for Health (THL) said in a press release that the cause of the narcolepsy may be the vaccine, and they are investigating further.
Sweden’s Medical Products Agency, meanwhile, launched a similar investigation on August 19 to try to determine the cause of post-vaccination narcolepsy also found in children there. The vaccines appear to be causing a pattern of neurological disorders affecting children and teens across the planet.
The harm caused by flu vaccines
H1N1 swine flu vaccines and seasonal flu vaccines have been linked to seizures and other neurological disorders, and they have resulted in some children and teens being paralyzed or even killed. At the same time, there is no scientific evidence whatsoever that seasonal flu vaccines are even safe or effective — they’ve never been subjected to double-blind, placebo-controlled studies, which are considered the “gold standard” of scientific investigation.
There’s no real evidence that seasonal flu vaccines work at all, in fact. Most of the people who get sick every winter, it turns out, are the very people who got vaccinated. That’s because vaccines actually weaken the immune system and cause increased risk of future infections. A study published in the journal PLoS revealed that seasonal flu vaccination actually increases the risk of H1N1 swine flu infections (“Does Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Increase the Risk of Illness with the 2009 A/H1N1 Pandemic Virus?” Viboud C, Simonsen L (2010) PLoS Med 7(4): e1000259).
Also see: http://www.naturalnews.com/028538_s…
Rather than protecting the public, seasonal flu vaccines and H1N1 swine flu vaccines actually leave them more vulnerable to future infections. That simple fact, combined with the increasing reports of neurological side effects being linked to vaccines, should raise serious questions about the reasoning behind any mass-vaccination program.
When it comes to vaccines, children seem to suffer more than adults. It is the children who are winding up in hospitals, convulsing with seizures or suffering narcolepsy. The saddest part of this is that these children could be very effectively protected from seasonal flu with vitamin D, but the medical industry isn’t recommending vitamin D for children.
Vaccines remain the prescription for everyone; even as children around the world are suffering the consequences.