Filed under: Africa, Environment, Global Warming, Junk Science, Science/Technology | Tags: Ain Sefra Algeria, First Snow in 37 Years, Sahara Desert
This image was taken Monday afternoon. The Sahara Desert experienced its first snowfall in 37 years. It is the first time since February 1979 that snow has fallen in Ain Sefra, Algeria. The last time it snowed in the area, the snow only lasted for about an hour. Told you it was getting colder.
Filed under: Bureaucracy, Capitalism, Democrat Corruption, Domestic Policy, Education, Free Markets, Freedom, History, Law, National Security, The Constitution, The United States | Tags: The Electoral College, The Popular Vote, The U.S. Constitution.
Hillary’s “victory” in the popular vote took place entirely in California, because the state is so populous, and so far left. Had California seceded, as some Californians were insisting until the rest of us suggested that they could rejoin Mexico, Hillary would not have had a popular vote win. And this is why the Constitution makes it clear that the popular vote does not matter, because all of our states must have a voice.
If Democrats would take a little time out from their fulminating and just read the Constitution—they might appreciate what a wondrous document it is, and how fortunate we are that the founders wrote it. We are the envy of the world, and yet other countries can seldom be enticed into giving the power to the people, rather than to the reigning government.
Our battles to retain that power— “this government of the people, by the people, and for the people shall not perish from the earth”— are a constant interest and inspiration to the world. Or why did you think whatever we do here makes front page news in the newspapers and broadcasts of the rest of the world? And why our enemies like ISIS and Iran want so badly to destroy us? Our freedom is, of course, messy, and they sneer at the mess without understanding that’s the nature of freedom.
Filed under: Conservatism, Politics, Pop Culture | Tags: Christmas, conservatives, Gifts, Holidays, Presents, Reagan, Republicans, Stocking Stuffers
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Filed under: Global Warming, Junk Science, News the Media Doesn't Want You to Hear, Politics, Progressives, Progressivism, Science/Technology, The United States
President Obama, basking in Hawaiian sun and sand, has this week issued a flurry of environmental rules, and is planning to gift us with another set of “midnight regulations” right before he leaves office. Cost? Just another $6 billion. The new ones include four from the EPA and one from the Interior Department.
“These five measures alone could impose $5.1 billion in costs and more than 350,000 paperwork burden hours. In addition, three other rules in proposed form could add $898 million in burdens and 146,000 paperwork hours, for a cumulative total of nearly $6 billion in potential midnight costs and nearly 500,000 burden hours from the two agencies. Consider, EPA and Interior have already imposed $349 billion in previous burdens since 2009, 2009,”according to the American Action Forum.
AAF’s Sam Batkins suggested that “The magnitude, $5 billion in long-term costs, and timing could raise suspicion in Congress.”
When you start thinking of a billion dollars as chump change, you might rile up some taxpayers as well. Obama’s Hawaiian Christmas vacation last year cost around $3 million, and the total bill for vacations and travel for the Obamas is around $80 million.
Filed under: Bureaucracy, Global Warming, History, Junk Science, Media Bias, Progressives, Regulation, Science/Technology | Tags: "Fake News", Not Receded Since 1979, Polar Ice Caps
From the Independent, a British paper:“Manhattan Project-sized effort is needed to create artificial Arctic ice ‘to prevent climate catastrophe’ The loss of sea ice ‘represents one of the most severe positive feedbacks in the climate system’
Wind turbines could be used to create more sea ice in the Arctic in a massive geoengineering scheme on the scale of the Manhattan Project, scientists have said.
The increasing loss of ice, which reflects much of the heat from the sun, and the release of currently frozen stores of potent greenhouse gas methane threaten to create runaway global warming that would affect the entire planet.
Experts believe the Arctic could be essentially free of sea ice for the first time in about 100,000 years within the next few decades. The famously impassable North West Passage is already open to shipping and fossil fuel companies are considering drilling in the region.
Forbes: by James Taylor. “Updated NASA data: Global Warming Not Causing Any Polar Ice Retreat”
Updated data from NASA satellite instruments reveal the Earth’s polar ice caps have not receded at all since the satellite instruments began measuring the ice caps in 1979. Since the end of 2012, moreover, total polar ice extent has largely remained above the post-1979 average. The updated data contradict one of the most frequently asserted global warming claims – that global warming is causing the polar ice caps to recede.
The timing of the 1979 NASA satellite instrument launch could not have been better for global warming alarmists. The late 1970s marked the end of a 30-year cooling trend. As a result, the polar ice caps were quite likely more extensive than they had been since at least the 1920s. Nevertheless, this abnormally extensive 1979 polar ice extent would appear to be the “normal” baseline when comparing post-1979 polar ice extent.
Updated NASA satellite data show the polar ice caps remained at approximately their 1979 extent until the middle of the last decade. Beginning in 2005, however, polar ice modestly receded for several years. By 2012, polar sea ice had receded by approximately 10 percent from 1979 measurements. (Total polar ice area – factoring in both sea and land ice – had receded by much less than 10 percent, but alarmists focused on the sea ice loss as “proof” of a global warming crisis.)