AlGore is a liar & a fraud.
Climategate goes über-viral; Gore flees leaving evil henchmen to defend crumbling citadel.
friday, december 11th, 2009
"due to unforeseen circumstances, Al Gore has had to cancel a Copenhagen speaking event at which he had hoped to charge starry-eyed believers in his ManBearPig religion $1200 a piece for the privilege of shaking his hand, breathing in his CO2 and having his latest book inflicted on them.
Could those unforeseen circumstances have anything to do with Climategate?
I think so. Climategate is now huge. Way, way bigger than the Mainstream Media (MSM) is admitting it is – as Richard North demonstrates in this fascinating analysis. Using what he calls a Tiger Woods Index (TWI), he compares the amount of interest being shown by internet users (as shown by the number of general web pages on Google) and compares it with the number of news reports recorded. The ratio indicates what people are really interested in, as opposed to what the MSM thinks they ought to be interested in.
North explains: Tiger Woods delivered 22,500,000 web and 46,025 news pages, giving ratio of 489. That is the “Tiger Woods Index” (TWI) against which I chose to measure a raft of other issues.
Here are the rankings: 1. Climategate: 28,400,000 – 2,930 = 9693; 2. Afghanistan: 143,000,000 – 154,145 = 928; 3. Obama: 202,000,000 – 252,583 = 800; 4. Tiger Woods: 22,500,000 – 46,025 = 489; 5. Gordon Brown: 12,300,000 – 37,021 = 332; 6. Climate change: 22,200,000 – 68,419 = 324; 7. Sally Bercow: 25,000 – 86 = 290; 8. David Cameron: 545,000 – 4837 = 113; 9. Meredith Kercher: 261,000 – 3,471 = 75; 10. Chilcot Inquiry: 125,000 – 4,350 = 29.
And lest anyone doubt how big this story is, now Sarah Palin has weighed in. On her Facebook page she urges President Obama to boycott Copenhagen. She totally gets it: 'The president's decision to attend the international climate conference in Copenhagen needs to be reconsidered in light of the unfolding Climategate scandal. The leaked e-mails involved in Climategate expose the unscientific behavior of leading climate scientists who deliberately destroyed records to block information requests, manipulated data to “hide the decline” in global temperatures, and conspired to silence the critics of man-made global warming. I support Senator James Inhofe’s call for a full investigation into this scandal. Because it involves many of the same personalities and entities behind the Copenhagen conference, Climategate calls into question many of the proposals being pushed there, including anything that would lead to a cap and tax plan.'
She concludes (and if she goes on like this, we really ought to start thinking her of a serious candidate for next president: way to go, Sarah!) 'Policy decisions require real science and real solutions, not junk science and doomsday scare tactics pushed by an environmental priesthood that capitalizes on the public's worry and makes them feel that owning an SUV is a “sin” against the planet. In his inaugural address, President Obama declared his intention to “restore science to its rightful place.” Boycotting Copenhagen while this scandal is thoroughly investigated would send a strong message that the United States government will not be a party to fraudulent scientific practices. Saying no to Copenhagen and cap and tax are first steps in “restoring science to its rightful place.'
Yep. From your mouth to God's ear, let us hope.
Meanwhile in the libtard-controlled MSM (apparently this is also dating ad code for “Men who have sex with Men” – sorry about that), the BBC is slowly, grudgingly acknowledging that Climategate might be more than just a little local difficulty at some obscure redbrick university department.
On this morning's BBC Radio 4 Today programme, it gave it a full 12 minutes. Needless to say, it stacked the odds heavily against the one man – climatologist Professor Philip Stott – brave enough to stick up for scientific integrity and rationalism and against Climate Change Hysteria. Not only was the debate sandwiched between reports by two of the BBC's in-house greens Roger Harrabin and Richard Black trying to play the story down (the Climategate emails offer not a smoking gun but a “confused and half-baked picture” claimed Black), but we then had to put up with presenter John Humphrys ganging up with badger-bottomed climate-fear-promoter the Hon Sir Jonathon Porritt against Stott.
'Bit of a coincidence having these glaciers melting when there's all this extra CO2 in the air,' interrupted Humphrys sarkily, while Stott was trying to make an intelligent point about the AGW industry being an ‘inverted pyramid’ with an awful lot of policy being based on the claims of a very tiny number of scientists.
Yes, Humphrys. Coincidence. NOT CAUSATION.
Finally, my debate with George Monbiot on 'Saying the unsayable: is climate scepticism the new Holocaust denial?'. I dunno what others thought – it'll be up on Youtube at some stage so you can decide for yourselves – but I'd say it was a draw. Neither of us was at all interested in taking it ad hominem (I didn't use the word 'Moonbat' once) and the gently donnish George didn't try to make out that I was an evil fascist. Indeed, if he weren't so utterly inexcusably wrong about pretty much everything I think I'd rather like the dear chap. The audience was split 50/50 between sceptics and deep greens (very few in the middle), so I doubt either of us said anything that would have shaken anyone's unshakable position.
What was abundantly clear is that despite his apology soon after the scandal broke: 'I apologise. I was too trusting of some of those who provided the evidence I championed. I would have been a better journalist if I had investigated their claims more closely.' And despite his initial shocked admission that: 'The emails extracted by a hacker from the climatic research unit at the University of East Anglia could scarcely be more damaging.'
Monbiot’s position on Climategate is now rapidly returning to the status quo ante. During the debate he kept stressing how very few scientists were implicated ('three or four', he said) and how while, of course, scientific integrity is terribly important the vast majority of evidence is still behind AGW and the scientists suggesting otherwise are a bunch of fruitcakes whom we can safely ignore.
Expect to see a lot more of this happening. The Saudis may claim that Climategate is going to derail Copenhagen; the IPCC may just have announced it is launching an official whitewash – 'inquiry' – into the affair; we sceptics may point till we're blue in the face that Climategate is a game-changer because the implicated self-selecting, parti-pris cabal of data-raping scientists are at the very heart of the so-called consensus.
But still the AGW wagon train will trundle on, regardless. And true believers like Monbiot and Porritt will be defending it to their dying breath."
© By James Delingpole @ U.K. Telegraph.
(For a great collection of "ClimateGate" videos, go here, and click *CLIMATE-GATE* at the top of the page.)
Around The Garden Center™.
After getting through my personal disappointment that we, as a company, didn't "make our break-even numbers", I decided to drop the disappointment and go after the much more lucrative and highly-monied, Maryland market. As far as I'm concerned, York/Lancaster/Adams counties are simply my "little backyard"; Maryland is my new, "lucrative, primary frontyard" market. I'm betting that a lot of businesses, both small and large, didn't make their numbers, either.
D•••• and I worked on gdnctr v4.0 on Friday evening, getting the numerous finishing touches put on the new site.
Houston & Dallas, TX got hammered by a freak snowstorm, their first since 1985.
By 9:20pm on Friday night, as I was making crabcakes for lunch at work on Saturday, the huge Nor'Easter was moving-up the eastern seaboard and had already moved into North Carolina and into southern Virginia; we're going to get wet snow by 11am, I'm betting. Ha; first snowfall of 2009! The *Winter Storm Warnings* were posted all over the place.
It was a wet, heavy snow, clinging to every tree and branch, making things look surreal. On Saturday, I worked on a final lscp estimate, for a job in Baltimore, for the Spring. By 12noon, we had 2", and by 3pm when I left for home, we had an easy 4". The snow began sticking and freezing on the streets, making the driving a little 'dicey'. I slipped my 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo's Selec-Trac back into Full-Time-4WD, and it was no longer any problem. With my condo's 3 skylights and sunroom's windows covered in snow, it was like 10pm at night, inside. I cranked-up the gas heat to 80°F, and it got comfy, real quickly. I lit a gas log fire, and curled-up on the king-sized couch, with my two condo cats, Murphy & Mama Kitty. Nice. It was still snowing at 8pm, and by then, we had 5-6" on the ground.
I'm working on my own personally-modified, "Christmas Jars", a couple at a time. I told you about them, last week, and I'm assembling the Ball Jars now, for distribution during the week before Christmas. I used to hand-out $250-500 worth of $20 bills, one at a time, but I'm trying a new tact, this Christmas Season. I'll let you know how it works.
One of my condo cats, "Murphy", drinks *exclusively from my kitchen or bathroom faucets*, but it's nothing like this hilarious video.
Mark from J&M Systems, our IT Provider, was up on Tuesday, to install updates into Radiant Counterpoint POS (point-of-sale) System, and order a new HP laptop to run Intuit Quickbooks, and order a new HP business desktop for my office. They'll be shipping on Dec 13th & Dec 15th, so I'll be looking forward to Win-7 on both of them. Jeff & I will soon *nuke & repave* my superfast condo machine with Win-7, after a small upgrading of parts.
Despite the massive Winter storm rolling across the country, Southern PA got mostly rain, helping to melt the snow we got several days ago. Temps were around 45-48°F, and by Wednesday afternoon, 80% of our snow was gone. Retention ponds filled and overflowed. With the abundance of Nor'Easters predicted for this Winter, I wasn't sorry to see it gone, as they'll be plenty more coming and by Spring's arrival, we'll be able to call it a "real Winter".
I spoke too soon: Thursday morning temps were around 32°F, with windchill at 6°F, with a 40mph wind. Jeeeez, the older I get, the more I hate the damned cold. And this is nothing when compared to -25°F in Chicago, -19°F in Des Moines or -41°F in Wisconsin. Yikes. The Arctic coldfront is moving this way, with daytime temps in the mid-30s and nighttime temps in the mid-teens. It's going to be brutal for a week or so.
Winter's not due for another 10 days, or so, but you could have fooled me.
Things Which Make Your Eyes Squirt Blood™.
This January 2007 - October 2009 Unemployment Map By County, is beyond stunning, IMO. I've replayed it 4-5x, just to get the full impact of what the corrupt, criminal pols, on both sides, in DC have done to America and to us.
"Greenhouse gas emissions pose a threat to public health and welfare", EPA Administrator, lowlife dirtbag idiot whorebag, Lisa Jackson, said Monday. "The overwhelming amount of scientific studies show that the threat is real," the stupid, ignorant slut said. And the turd-polishing, mentally-ill, lowlife alcoholic dirtbag, Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), co-author of the Waxman-Markey climate bill and chair of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, issued the following 'statement': "Now that the U.S. government has officially ended its era of climate denial, the real endangerment to our planet comes from those who continue to deny the science and delay taking any action. The finding that global warming pollution poses a threat to human health and our environment is based on mountains of data accumulated from thousands of scientists over the course of decades. The molehill recently manufactured by a few climate deniers does not change that. President Obama and the United States Congress can now travel to Copenhagen armed with regulatory credibility and emission reduction targets from the Waxman-Markey legislation. The world is watching, and the United States is acting." Total fucking BULLSHIT, you liberal-demokkkRAT asshole!
Inflation or deflation? Does anyone really know what's going to happen?
Some People Just Need Killing™.
It's not my intention to be the judge here — that's God's "job" — but rather to "hasten the meeting" so that He can send the following subhuman filth to the "Fires of Hell", "River or Lake of Sulphur", or whatever He deems appropriate. I'd gladly/happily volunteer, at no cost to any of my Hard-Working, Fellow US Taxpayers, to gladly/gleefully/happily headshoot these murderous, lowlife dirtbags of all stripes — their skin-color doesn't matter to me, at all — and rid American Society's innocents (especially our precious children and the frail, defenseless elderly) of them, once-and-for-all. And yes, I'd rather see one innocent man convicted and executed, than 10 murderers/robbers/child rapists-murderers freed, to rob, rape and murder again. Hey; call me an "Old Fashioned Conservative"! Too harsh? Nah. Just RIGHT!
Yes, I agree with the premise of this article, that "the death penalty is a Noahic Covenant with God, in a post-flood world". Well said, Joe Farrah. Death = Zero Recividsism. Get it?
Another subhuman, piece-of-pigshit muslim dirtbag, Abdulsalam Al-Zahrani, 46, of Binghamton has been charged with the murder of Binghamton University Professor of Comparative Religions, Richard Antoun. KILL THE SUBHUMAN mUSLIM SCUM! allah and mo-ham-head drink warm pigshit!
Make my week, Ohio: kill the subhuman piece-of-shit, Kenneth Biros, 51, who was sentenced to die for killing and dismembering a woman he met in a bar in 1991. It's only taken 18 fucking years to put this waste of oxygen out of society's misery? I'd have been glad to do it with my Kimber .45cal ACP, upon his conviction, in '91! No charge to the citizens of Ohio. Call me, next time!
Ugly Christmas Lights.
When it comes to decorating your house for the holidays, nothing says "Christmas" like an inflatable SpongeBob SquarePants. To many homeowners, capturing the spirit of the season involves an enormous number of lights and an enormous utility bill. Those whose homes don't quite epitomize the spirit of goodwill to all manage to embrace the spirit of "too much of a good thing is still too much." In a stunning departure from traditional decorations, a decked-out T. rex lurks in the wilds of suburbia, while a lonely trailer park Santa greets visitors. Operating under the pseudonym of "Santa," the owner of this site has found some of the most over-the-top Christmas lights ever perpetrated on a neighborhood. If you're pining for the tasteful seasonal decorations of yesteryear, you'll find them here — among the glitter and glitz of today's excesses.