Rich TAkes! on Climate Change

Our Dear Leader has recently threatened to take on limiting carbon emissions through regulatory agencies, since Congress “won’t act”. I’d like to remind everybody that a Democratic controlled Senate refused to ratify Kyoto years ago by a vote of 99-0. icy thinker

Many, if not most people believe than man is on the road to causing catastrophic global warming, after all, Al Gore, Barack Obama and legions of others tell us incessantly that the science is settled, why there is even scientific “consensus”, even though the very concept of scientific consensus is antithetical to the concept of science itself.

Climate Forcing! Feedbacks, The PDO and The AMO! Aerosols, Greenhouse gases, the Sun and the Clouds, oh my! Don’t forget La Nina and el Nino, the Little Ice Age, and the Medieval Warming Period, to say nothing of cows belching and farting…and especially politics!

Here is my RichTAkes! on Anthropogenic Global Warming!

(as always, my comments appear in cayenne, and the use of a flash-blocker to disable auto-play is recommended due to multiple embedded vids.)

US physics professor: ‘Global warming is the greatest and most successful pseudoscientific fraud I have seen in my long life’

“It is of course, the global warming scam, with the (literally) trillions of dollars driving it, that has corrupted so many scientists, and has carried APS before it like a rogue wave. It is the greatest and most successful pseudoscientific fraud I have seen in my long life as a physicist. Anyone who has the faintest doubt that this is so should force himself to read the ClimateGate documents, which lay it bare. (Montford’s book organizes the facts very well.) I don’t believe that any real physicist, nay scientist, can read that stuff without revulsion.”

American Physical Society Sees The Light: Will It Be The First Major Scientific Institution To Reject The Global Warming ‘Consensus’?

Richard S. Lindzen: The Climate Science Isn’t Settled

– Confident predictions of catastrophe are unwarranted.

Lindzen’s 2009 WSJ piece appeared after the Climategate CRU* email scandal erupted

Richard Lindzen: An Inconvenient Expert

Perhaps the preeminent US climate scientist, Lindzen  was Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Meteorology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was lead author of Chapter 7, ‘Physical Climate Processes and Feedbacks,’ of the IPCC Third Assessment Report on climate change.

Climategate

Anthony Watts has assembled a fine set of articles chronicling the Climategate scandal

Climate change: this is the worst scientific scandal of our generation

from 2009

The Climategate Whitewash Continues: Don’t Believe the ‘Independent Reviews’ About Goings on at the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia

from 2010

Time Mag AGW

Lennart Bengtsson: The Science And Politics Of Climate Change

The science isn’t settled and we still don’t know how best to solve the energy problems of our planet.

Reflections on Bengtsson and the GWPF

Professor Judith Curry’s take on the recent Bengtsson controversy 

Science as McCarthyism

One of the most telling features of climate science is just how few climate scientists changed their minds as the evidence changed. The pause in global temperature in the last 15 years or so has been unexpected. Now we know why:

Climate scientists slam Obama science czar on global warming

Former NASA scientist Dr. Roy Spencer and University of Colorado climate scientist Roger Pielke, Jr. slammed Holdren for his “pseudo-science rambling.”  Plenty of links here

‎cfact.org/pdf/2010_Senate_Minority_Report.pdf

a primer on positive and negative feedback loops.

“We check the main predictions of the climate models against the best and latest data. Fortunately the climate models got all their major predictions wrong. Why? Every serious skeptical scientist has been consistently saying essentially the same thing for over 20 years, yet most people have never heard the message.”

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The Unaffordable Deadline TAkes!

Get your Obamacare by midnight tomorrow or face a penalty. Heck, just drop something in your basket, you might get covered even if you don’t check out*.

The missing 777 is still a mystery, the FBI breaks up a plot to traffic in military grade small arms, including shoulder fired rocket launchers, and the administration moves to give away control of the Domain Name System to the world…to foster “good will”????

Here is the

Late March Unaffordable RichTAkes!

[* just kidding, I’m not advising anyone to visit healthcare.gov for any reason]

last-ditch effort from our First health insurance salesman, on SNL

Democrats sinking in sea of charges

California Democrat And Gun Control Advocate Charged With Arms Trafficking

just the tip of the iceberg of the real culture of corruption, and they all have a (D) after their name

Wyoming welder faces $75,000 a day in EPA fines for building pond on his property

He had permits in hand, and built his pond legally. It’s difficult to imagine an illegal pond at any rate, unless you work for the EPA.

On Weddings and Conscience: Are Christians Hypocrites?

An interesting, thought-provoking read.

Open the floodgates? Indiana becomes first state to scrap Common Core

Hoosiers taking the lead in the race to restore Common Sense again.

Harry Reid is even worse than Joe Biden. Reid really means it.

Biden: ‘11 Million Undocumented Aliens Are Already Americans in My View’

On the other hand…

Harry Reid’s FEC Whoopsie Not His First

Just the tip of Reid’s corruption ice-berg. Cowboy Poetry, anyone?

Comrade Majority Leader Reid going off the deep end. “Our tax system is a voluntary system”

Related: Harry Reid’s Two Minutes Hate

Glorious Majority Senate Leader’s Koch obsession becomes a full-fledged mania.

Reid on need for ObamaCare extension: People ‘not educated’ about Internet

Surprise! White House To Delay ‘Firm’ Obamacare Enrollment Deadline Past March

It’s time for White House to start sweating over legal challenge to Obamacare subsidies

this one could change everything

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RichTAkes! on Tyrants, Red Buttons, the IRS, Bears, and the Tipping Point

In 2009, Hillary was busy pushing a red reset button with Russia, and Obama toured the world apologizing for the United States. I have no idea what he was apologizing for, we have set more people free than any people in history. Obama and Hillary were happy to jump on the Arab Spring band-wagon tossing long-time friends under the bus. Okay, in Libya’s case, it was a bad guy who suddenly discovered civility of a sort after 9/11. Last year, in Syria, this administration had no trouble backing radical jihadis, and some A-Q affiliated groups in the conflict there, a stance which may have contributed to the tragedy in Benghazi. A “Red Line” was crossed, but no one had proof who did the chemical crossing. Some guy named Vladimir Putin saved the day, when the Red Line suddenly became pink and dotted.

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“Putin is playing chess and Obama is playing marbles”

I think he’s lost his marbles, but he is performing exactly as I expected. Worse than Jimmy Carter, and I didn’t think that was possible.

Did you know that Kiev was once a part of Poland, and that Poland completely disappeared prior to WWI? Germany, Russia and Austria carved it up like kids at a candy store. Whatever.  This story is still playing out, here’s a few stories for now.

And some links I’ve found interesting lately!

RichTAkes! on Tyrants, Red Buttons, the IRS, Bears, and the Tipping Point

Beware the Russian Bear

“History shows the Russian Bear’s ambitions never die, they just go into hibernation.”

~ Indiana Gov Mike Pence

Russia Prepares for Occupation After Winning Control of Crimea

▶ Mark Levin: Russia & Ukraine—Palin Was Right & The Eggheads Were Wrong – YouTube

Liberal Prof.: Obama Has Brought Us to ‘Constitutional Tipping Point’

Turley flatly rejected the Obama administration’s reason for using more executive powers, which the president claims is a gridlocked Congress. “It is simply untrue that we’re living in very different or unprecedented times. The framers lived in these times,” Turley said, noting that back then Congress used the Alien and Sedition Act to arrest opponents and Thomas Jefferson referred to his opponents as the “reign of witches.”

“This is not a different political time, and it shouldn’t be used as an excuse for extra-constitutional action,” Turley warned.

Self-identified Obama supporter delivers a must-see critique of the President

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Rich TAkes! on Canola Rapeseed Oil

I have long had an aversion to cooking with canola oil, it is produced primarily in Canada from rapeseed, a cousin of the mustard plant. It is essentially a weed. There are so many, far tastier cooking oils available anyway, why use an oil which contributes no flavor to your foods?  

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Here is my Rich Takes! on Canola Oil

I am not totally opposed to GMOs, I think that it is a good thing to be able to grow corn, for example, that is resistant to pests. Or tomatoes which are resistant to various diseases. Yesterday I learned a little more about rapeseed and canola oil. It is an excellent industrial penetrating oil. It is used to produce glossy paper in magazines and brochures. Lot’s of great industrial uses, but why would anyone want to eat this stuff? WD-40 might be safer, it’s primary water-displacement agent is derived from fish oil. (don’t fry with WD, it’s too expensive anyway!)

Canola is also used in many commercial peanut butters and thousands of other processed foods. I’m a firm believer in reading the labels.

This is one GMO that I am not in favor of using, and you probably won’t be either after reading the following cross post written by  for MyoneSource.com. Thank you Terrell for your taking the time to research this topic which affects us all.

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RichTAkes! Slaying Obamacare and Aliens too!

Some links that I’ve found interesting lately,

Chicago’s ban against SELLING guns has been tossed. Obama’s approval rating hits an all-time low. And now the EPA is going after wood stoves, get yours today while you still can.

KRAUTHAMMER: GOP must stop the bailout … and slay Obamacare

Chas is perhaps the smartest political analyst on the planet

“Aliens Exist’ Says Canada’s Former Defense Minister

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Obamacare, where the liberal dream crashes and burns

“The biggest threat to Obamacare is not Republicans. The biggest threat is Murphy’s Law, along with its corollary, the Law of Unintended Consequences. These are the most powerful laws in the world. They are even more powerful than the Affordable Care Act, and they are the nemesis of all master plans. Evidently, the President and his merry band of wonks had never heard of them.”

Obama’s approval rating hits all-time low in Colorado

Chicago gun ban ruled unconstitutional

again. this time, the ban on retail licensed gun shops is tossed

Paul Ryan Twisted Truth to Sell Budget Deal to House

how many House members do you suppose read any of it?

Hitler survivor tells Americans: ‘Buy more guns!’

This is the ad every Democrat should be scared of in 2014

‎What Catastrophe?

Meet Richard Lindzen, one of America’s pioneering and foremost climate scientists

EPA proposes restrictions for new wood stoves

Nixon is rolling over in his grave, his EPA is way out of control

That Scientific Global Warming Consensus…Not!

Climate alarmists’ search for proof going cold

Antarctic crew build ice helipad to help rescuers

Global warming scientists forced to admit defeat… because of too much ice: Stranded Antarctic ship’s crew will be rescued by helicopter

Frozen Out: 98% of Stories Ignore That Ice-bound Ship Was On Global Warming Mission

nope, no media bias here, move along now

Scientists reject claims of record cold being caused by ‘global warming’ – Time Mag. blamed ‘polar vortex’ on ‘global cooling’ in 1974

Newspaper Removes ‘Socialist’ Description of Accused Arapahoe High School Shooter

no bias here either

KEN BLOCK’S GYMKHANA FIVE: ULTIMATE URBAN PLAYGROUND – YouTube

ten minute mini-matinee: trained stunt driver on a closed course, do not try this at home.

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Obama’s Train Wreck TAkes!

The train wreck that is Obamacare

youCanKeepIt

is just getting worse and worse as millions of Americans are beginning to realize that they will no longer have much say in their own health-care, and are seeing their insurance costs rising, if they are fortunate enough to still have health insurance. This will not only affect individual health insurance plans, it will affect everyone’s insurance. It will affect YOU! Obamacare was never designed to let you keep your insurance, or your doctor, if you like them, period. It was designed to take away your options, along with your health-care provider’s options. While you may have had dozens or hundreds of options in the past, we are now faced with a grand total of four choices, which are all basically the same thing, depending on premium and deductibility levels. This whole socialist wet-dream that is Obamacare merely sets the stage to demand that we all will need to ask permission from Uncle Sam to see a doctor, visit a hospital, and he (they) will direct you in all of their wise benevolence as to what sort of care you deserve. Doctors and other primary care providers will be forced into government approved hospital systems, since their government “exchange” payments will not pay the light-bills in private practice.  Those that resist will retire, find something else to do, or… I won’t go there, as much as I’d like. Government approved health insurance, besides being ridiculously more costly for a number of reasons, does not provide better health care, the result will be the exact opposite. Worse health care, lessened privacy, and your health records will be stored and accessed by the government, with the IRS forcing compliance that you must participate in one of their four officially approved plans.

With that said, here’s the latest edition of

Rich TAkes!

Bombshell – Obama High School Friend: Barry Soetoro “Portrayed Himself as a Foreigner”

“We knew Barry as,  just common knowledge, that girls were never anything that he was ever interested in, and as a young teenager… as a young girl… it was clear to me that Barry was strictly into men”

Larry Sinclair Dead Hours After Phone Call to Kevin DuJan

from Nov 2011… search>>> http://bit.ly/HH3xyt

Report: Mother Of Obama’s Murdered Gay Lover Speaks Up

Wright’s Trinity UCC flashback from 2011

Obamacare By Morning, at the CMAs

Obama grasps for climate legacy as second-term agenda crumbles

Look for yet another round in the War On Coal (and oil, and even natural gas)

Obama’s Ex-Bodyguard: Scandals ‘Worse Than You Know’ – YouTube

retired Secret Service agent Dan Bongino comments about privacy, liberty and the NSA.

Indiana Senate leader working toward U.S. constitutional convention

A Hoosier once again leading the way towards the Liberty Amendments

Conventional Thinking

Seth Lipsky: Reflections on Mark Levin’s brilliant call for a convention of the states.

Judicial Watch/True the Vote to Court: Require Indiana to Clean Up Voter Rolls

DOJ sued Florida for doing that very thing.

Keynesian Theory in 5 min

Peter Schiff: Keynesian vs Austrian Economics – YouTube

Schiff predicted the crash of 2008 in 2005.

President Obama’s Recovery Is Now $1.3 Trillion Below Average

since WWII. It’s not a recovery, it’s barely treading water

Senate Republicans Daring Democrats to Go Nuclear

Will an interesting game of “Chicken” develop?

IRS’ Lois Lerner gave confidential Tea Party tax info to FEC, violating law

Just a part of why she pled the Fifth? Issa is still due to subpoena her again.

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