Posted: 16 Nov 2008 11:56 AM CST
The NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), which is run by Al Gore's chief scientific ally, Dr James Hansen, and is one of four bodies responsible for monitoring global temperatures, has just taken yet another massive credibility hit.
They announced that last month was the hottest October on record.
The problem and the hit to their credibility is they were not using accurate data and twp blogs, Watts Up With That and Climate Audit discovered the error when they were doing a detailed analysis of the GISS data.
From the Telegraph:
After the blogs reported the error, GISS immediately started revising their figures and statistics.
This only made the confusion worse because, to compensate for the lowered temperatures in Russia, GISS claimed to have discovered a new "hotspot" in the Arctic - in a month when satellite images were showing Arctic sea-ice recovering so fast from its summer melt that three weeks ago it was 30 per cent more extensive than at the same time last year.
Worse yet, this is not the first time that Hansen's methodology has been questioned and shown to be wrong after a major announcement.
Yet last week's latest episode is far from the first time Dr Hansen's methodology has been called in question. In 2007 he was forced by Mr Watts and Mr McIntyre to revise his published figures for US surface temperatures, to show that the hottest decade of the 20th century was not the 1990s, as he had claimed, but the 1930s.
When the world is busy trying to make determinations on what to do about global warming, it is difficult for them to make any informed judgment when the information they are receiving cannot be verified.
Hot Air's Morrissey puts this perfectly:
NASA must investigate this episode at GISS and insist on reliable production of accurate statistics. If they have scientists who can't tell September from October and can't recognize a cooling cycle in the Arctic, then they need new leadership at GISS, starting with Hansen. The admission from GISS that they can't verify their source data when reaching to conclusions should embarrass scientists throughout the profession, as verification of data is absolutely necessary before reaching any conclusions. Without that, GISS may as well be studying the entrails of goats to make predictions about the future climate.
People can scream about global warming all day long, but Earth was here before we were and it will be around after we are all extinct, and cooking the books, producing flawed data to support one position or another will bring nothing at all to the table.
Hansen, Al Gore and GISS have done nothing but float large announcements, based on discredited information that we now see cannot be verified.
Posted: 16 Nov 2008 11:49 AM CST
Gays are all the Rage these Days.
It seems that the LGBT Americans have decided to take their protest against the passage of Prop 8 ( and similar initiatives in 30, yes count them 30 states) to the extreme and have crossed the border of freedom of speech.
Earlier today a group of LGBT prop 8 opponents attacked an elderly woman in support of the passage of Prop 8. Phyliss and a few others decided to brave the anger and carry a cross in the midst of the protest to show their support for a traditional definition of marriage. Not that I disagree with free speech but HELLO! Just go in the middle of a bunch of angry people and instigate, real smart! That being said the attack is ridiculous. She is an elderly woman, she could not have possibly defended herself against that lard ass protester who was stomping on her cross.
Of course it isn't just the bravely stupid who go in the middle of angry mobs who are getting a good toss. It seems if you are an elderly couple with Vote Yes on Prop 8 signs in your yard you are worth 100 points each!
Michelle Malkin has this little ditty on her blog:
accused of punching an elderly couple because they had Yes On Prop 8 signs in their yard says he's innocent.
But wait, there's more. It seems many in the black and latino communities supported Proposition 8. I guess these LGBT's don't seem to get the gist of this "tolerance" thing. Rod 2.0 relates the unfortunate circumstances surrounding the dropping of the ever horrid N-Word.
Geoffrey, a student at UCLA and regular Rod 2.0 reader, joined the massive protest outside the Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Westwood. Geoffrey was called the n-word at least twice.
All I have to say is WOW. And just for y'all to notice, in the youtube video up top the lard ass says "The blacks fought and that is what we have got to do." I am not sure if he has a healthy respect for blacks, but from my understanding the blacks didn't start the fights at the protests when they were championing civil rights. Correct me if I am wrong.
As far as being called a faggot, I have news for that guy who seems to think it is cute to throw around racial slurs. He was being as bad as a nagging contrary old woman. ( guess what the etymology of the word fag is defined as).
Now it is very important to note that the entire LGBT community is not represented by the radicals in their midst. In fact some have even protested in a very democratic way, a simple Black List.
Despite the negativity in this newscast, black lists of this fashion are not harassment. They represent the essence of free speech and capitalism. Free speech means you are free to say anything, but you are not free from the consequences of your actions. So if you supported Prop 8 through word or deed, you freely expressed your opinion that the legal definition of marriage is the traditional one of one man and one woman. If the LGBT community disagrees and does not want you to be able to continue to fund something they don't believe in, guess what they don't have to buy from you or support you in any way. That is their freedom, that is their right. Best deal with it, just like the LGBT's who became violent and racist will have to deal with the consequences of expressing their anger in a negative way.
Courtesy of Daughter of America
Posted: 15 Nov 2008 03:27 PM CST
President-elect Obama likes to tell people that his economic plan is similar to that of the one that President Clinton used to get us out of the economic funk in the early '90s.
Posted: 15 Nov 2008 03:23 PM CST
This latest survey by the Anti Defamation League show that most Americans believe that their religious/moral values are under attack by the Entertainment world. It also shows that Abe Foxman head of the ADL is too out of touch with America and the entire Jewish Community to be leading the organization.
American Attitudes on Religion, Moral Values and Hollywood, a national poll of 1,000 American adults conducted in October 2008 by The Marttila Communications Group, found that 61% of the American people continue to believe that religious values in this country are "under attack." The poll also found that 59% of Americans agree that "the people who run the TV networks and the major movie studios do not share the religious and moral values of most Americans.
Posted: 15 Nov 2008 03:21 PM CST
This has to be a sign that the end of the world is approaching. During the past few hours of watch Fox News, at least 10 times I have seen a commercial advertising a Barack Obama commemorative coin set, called the Change Collection.
Topps, the company responsible for Baseball Cards is producing President Obama Cards, "Sure I will trade 2 Mickey Mantles for 1 Barack and 1 Michelle" And the Associated Press has even published a Glossary of Obama related words like Obamatopia, that must have Webster spinning around in his grave so fast that his remains could will be able to generate enough electricity to power New York City For a decade. Words like:
I have also been told that a High School in Detroit has named Obama one of the Top three presidents EVER--and the guy didn't even take office yet!!
This adoration even made my 18 year-old daughter who is an "Obamaniac" (where did I go wrong) physically ill.
All of this adoration is a good sign for those of us who believe in a free America. As Obama's team comes together we can see that from the head of his transition team to his Chief of Staff on down, the Obama administration will be resurrecting every one who served under Bill Clinton with the possible exception of Monica Lewinsky. Those Americans who are on the Oba-Messiah watch, are going to be very disappointed when the "Chosen One's" promised change is really a step backward. They might even say that the newly-crowned Messiah is just full of Bara-Krap.
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