"No matter how paranoid or conspiracy-minded you are, what the government is actually doing is worse than you imagine." - - - William Blum

November 20, 2009


Saddest friggin' story of the year

The last thing we need is more food for global warming naysayers: stagnant change in global temperatures during this decade. You can "blame" cyclical changes in ocean currents and solar activity for the pause in temperature increases, but it's only temporary.

I'd rather call these works of art instead of billboards.

Glenn, I agree with most of what you say. However, one of the 9/11 planes was flown into a military target, the Pentagon. So using Eric Holder's justification of trying terrorist suspects, who attack civilian targets, in civil court and trying terrorist suspects, who attack the military, in military commissions, then where do you draw the line, since we're apparently going to try the 9/11 terrorist suspects in civil court? The obvious solution, of course, is to try all foreign suspects in civil court.

Need a short break? Check out these incredible photos of the surface of Mars


Pat said...

Then there's this from the New York Times today:

“Hundreds of private e-mails and documents hacked from a computer server at a British university are causing a stir among global warming skeptics, who say they show that climate scientists conspired to overstate the case for a human influence on climate change.

“The e-mails, attributed to prominent American and British climate researchers, include discussions of scientific data and whether it should be released, exchanges about how best to combat the arguments of skeptics, and casual comments — in some cases derisive — about specific people known for their skeptical views. Drafts of scientific papers and a photo collage that portrays climate skeptics on an ice floe were also among the hacked data, some of which dates back 13 years.

“In one e-mail exchange, a scientist writes of using a statistical ‘trick’ in a chart illustrating a recent sharp warming trend. In another, a scientist refers to climate skeptics as ‘idiots’.”

Link to NY Times article

It could be that a lot of the data supporting global warming has been manipulated.

Mike said...

Yeah, those advocates of global warming base their assumptions on their data including the facts of the disappearing Himalayan snowcap, the disappearing Arctic Icecap, the disappearing Greenland glaciers and the rising sea level. And as long as you ingore the facts, I guess you could say that it's just a grand conspiracy.