The Odds and Ends TAkes!

Odds and Ends Rich Takes!

Actually, most of my posts here are odds & ends, and once again, I’m a bit delinquent in my updates. As always, my comments are in cayenne, and I recommend having a flash-blocker installed when viewing the page, so that multiple vids do not auto-run. I hate when that happens. ~Rich~

Words That Have Destroyed America

The word I feel that has helped destroy America is “Middle Class.”

Hillary is entitled! Yeah, right!

A Poisonous Cocktail

The CRA is not about community development; it is affirmative action in lending.

Zo comments following Michelle’s recent Tuskegee commencement speech

1995 Video: Obama Praises Communist Mentor Frank Marshall Davis

Alarms were sounding well before the 2008 election

Dem’s new agenda hauntingly similar to communism

Do ya think? It’s not actually new either, I was posting the same stuff ten years ago.

Global warming has slowed but our climate models are WRONG

Study: Global Warming Caused By ‘Natural Variations’

Global temperature change observed over the last hundred years or so is well within the natural variability of the last 8,000 years, according to a new paper by a former Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change (IPCC) lead author.

When Will Climate Scientists Say They Were Wrong?

Skeptical Climate Scientist Dismantles Dem. Lawmaker’s Alarmism

Outgoing UN IPCC Chief reveals global warming ‘is my religion and my dharma’

no bias here, move along

Updated NASA Data: Global Warming Not Causing Any Polar Ice Retreat

States should reject Obama mandate for clean-power regulations

McConnell Urges States to Help Thwart Obama’s ‘War on Coal’

One of the few things that McConnell has right

FCC’s Open Internet Order Won’t Stand Up To The First Amendment

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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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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

Grayalienh

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 Government Shut-Down TAkes!

So now the Veterans from the 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions have to once again parachute behind enemy lines in their wheel-chairs and walkers,  wielding canes to visit their own WWII Memorial in the National Mall in DC., 70 years after they sacrificed blood and treasure to take Omaha Beach.  Obama is being petulant, vindictive, and imperialistic.  If he doesn’t get his way he is going to deliberately spread the pain around to the people whom he is supposedly serving, in a blatant act of political hypocrisy.

His behavior is nothing more than the childish exhibition of the petulance of a seven year old. Whaah!

Our Outlaw President? Obama Should Ignore the Debt Ceiling – Brookings Institution

left-leaning think-tank suggests just ignoring the law

Obamacare Facebook Erupts with Citizen Sticker Shock

Obama said it would save 2500 bucks, not that it go up. He lied, I knew it would go up, it had to.

Obamacare 101: What to know if you opt out of buying health insurance

good advice here

It’s the Law, Yes, and Most Americans Oppose It

Slavery, segregation, internment, and prohibition were also once the law of the land, we got rid of those too

25% of Uninsured Say Plan to Stay That Way

CBO: Obamacare to Cost $1.930 Trillion, Leave 30 Million Uninsured

I thought we started with 30 million uninsured?

McAfee: Beware of ObamaCare Phishing Scams

there were more phishing sites than the real thing. If you really want this, be careful

Betsy McCaughey: Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel Wants Health-Care Rationing

The Complete Lives System: Socialism in Medicine

The heart of Obamacare: from the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, Fall 2013 (PDF)

Wendy Davis was a media hero and Ted Cruz is a ‘grandstander’

typical liberal hypocrisy 

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