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will you listen to Cal?

Posted by Citizen on August 23, 2007

OK, maybe you don’t want to believe my take on the climate change scam being run by junk scientests and algore, FINE. But how about Cal Thomas? A real journalist. A real writer. And not a blogger. Will you listen to Cal?

… global warming fundamentalists are pushing planet worship on us in a manner that would make a jihadist proud.

There are at least two characteristics all fundamentalists share. One is the exclusion and sometimes suppression of any and all information that challenges or contradicts the belief one wishes to impose on all. The other is the use of the state in pursuit of their objectives, overriding the majority’s will.

I’m just saying, give truth a chance..,

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climate lies discovered

Posted by Citizen on August 11, 2007

There are scandals upon scandals in climate politics. There are “scientists” who’ve given up scientific inquiry and completely sold out to the nuttiest fringe of the issue. More’s the pity because there are actual benefits to ascertaining the evidential truth of the matter. Lying on purpose and covering up the lies and lying about the cover-up doesn’t contribute to facts supported by evidence.

For the record I think there are cycles of climate change with ample evidence to support that view. I don’t think there is one bit of conclusive evidence that human activity is responsible for altering those cycles, and I am sceptical enough to doubt that humans have the capability of altering and managing the climate changes we observe. Enough about me, how about some facts for a change?

 Years of bad data corrected; 1998 no longer the warmest year on record

My earlier column this week detailed the work of a volunteer team to assess problems with US temperature data used for climate modeling. One of these people is Steve McIntyre, who operates the site climateaudit.org. While inspecting historical temperature graphs, he noticed a strange discontinuity, or “jump” in many locations, all occurring around the time of January, 2000.

These graphs were created by NASA’s Reto Ruedy and James Hansen (who shot to fame when he accused the administration of trying to censor his views on climate change). Hansen refused to provide McKintyre with the algorithm used to generate graph data, so McKintyre reverse-engineered it. The result appeared to be a Y2K bug in the handling of the raw data.

McKintyre notified the pair of the bug; Ruedy replied and acknowledged the problem as an “oversight” that would be fixed in the next data refresh. NASA has now silently released corrected figures, and the changes are truly astounding. The warmest year on record is now 1934. 1998 (long trumpeted by the media as record-breaking) moves to second place.  1921 takes third. In fact, 5 of the 10 warmest years on record now all occur before World War II.  Anthony Watts has put the new data in chart form, along with a more detailed summary of the events.

Honest people will take note of the details that are highlighted in the pull quote and then read the original and then read the supporting evidence and come to their own conclusions about who the liars are.

The believers, the algoreites and their ilk, will obfuscate, or just scream and lie. Perhaps an honest handful will reassess the noise and see through the scam. Reality is both simpler and more complex than most pundits let on.

In case you suspect me of exaggerating claims, this spot provides a good follow up on the cover ups. It’s positively shameful that junk science is so cheap and common, and it’s stupefying how sheepish their followers actually are..,

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car talk

Posted by Citizen on July 9, 2007

What’s wrong with these pictures?

april brake job

april brake job

Note the date when I took the man van in for an oil change. Then look below at the measurement of the disk brake pads. See that? Now look farther down to the recommendation: front brake service. Got that? I was assured that it was actually not too soon and yes the pads were that worn and besides they’ve already gotten a lot of life, for brake pads.

Smell something? Yup, I had that same stinking sensation. Now look over the following picture of my most recent oil change. See anything different?

See the mileage? Then see the brake pad thickness? Is it a miracle? No! Is it a secret brake job? No! Well then what is it?

The three most reasonable possibilities are a. it’s a mistake, the guy performing the work is incompetent. Or finally it’s a scam caught in the act. You decide.

Oh, I nearly forgot to mention that I told the guy at the counter that I wanted to look at the brakes when the wheels were off, and he said that could be arranged. It is absolutely amazing how much brake pad a mechanic can find when you watch him measure each one!

In case anyone wants to know it is Today Chevrolet in Bremerton, Washington, telephone number 800-592-1309 if you want to schedule your ‘GM Goodwrench’ professional grade service there.

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