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Archive for the ‘Government Lies’ Category

2010 hottest year ever?

News media has been reporting 2010 as being the hottest year ever. After skeptics pointed out the problem of fudged data by IPCC, and specifically work done at the University of East Anglia, more and more scientists are casting a skeptical eye on climate change data. Apparently, getting caught once for falsifying data doesn’t keep them from trying it again. What kind of science are there professors practicing? That would be political science or propaganda science. Once again they reported numbers without telling anyone they had “adjusted” the numbers.

When the two men examined the original data from which this claim was derived – compiled by the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit and the Met Office’s Hadley Centre – it clearly showed 2010 as having been cooler than 2005 (and 1998) and equal to 2003. It emerged that, for the purposes of the press release, the data had been significantly adjusted.

That really gives science, and scientists, a bad name.

Comparing the actual data for each year, from 2001 to 2010, with that given in the press release shows that for four years the original figure has been adjusted downwards. Only for 2010 was the data revised upwards, by the largest adjustment of all, allowing the Met Office to claim that 2010 was the hottest year of the decade.

Once again they deny the numbers were “adjusted”. So it is almost certain that 2010 was NOT the hottest year of the decade. Expect anything these folks release from now on to be peer reviewed more like a prosecutor than a scientist.


The best SOTU rebuttal

In another posting I used SOU for State of the Union when it should have been SOTU. Even an old skeptic, some would say cynic, can learn new things, or stand corrected. Anyway, here is Bill Whittle’s rebuttal to the STOU . Correction: That should be SOTU. Man forget old skeptic or cynic – just plain old!

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You can watch more of his commentary at Declaration Entertainment – Firewall. Could we draft Bill for President? Doubtful but Bill Whittle for President!


FCC on Net Neutrality

The FCC is determined to be the Internet regulator even though the Circuit Court of Appeals have ruled they have no authority because Congress has not delegated the authority to the FCC.

On one good point, acting against Comcast, they did go after them for blocking peer-to-peer sharing. They acted on torrents but according to some forums, Comcast also tried to block VOIP via carriers like Skype and Vonage.

But here is why you can not trust the FCC to regulate net neutrality. They approved the sale of NBC Universal to Comcast, the nations largest provider of cable TV and broadband ISP. That is vertical integration and violates the whole concept of net neutrality.

The FCC did impose some rules on sharing, but only for seven years. It also imposed rules that have nothing to do with net neutrality or cable TV access. These rules are meant to bypass Congress – legislation by regulation. Who is going to make up the difference in cost of supplying broadband at $10 per month? Maybe all their other customers?

What we need is more competition. That would drive down the cost of broadband faster than any legislation. Remember, the first IBM PC sold for about $8,000.

Then there is the cozy relationship between the administration and the CEO of GE, the previous owner of NBC Universal.


Death Panels die again

The Death Panels, so named by Sarah Palin, came back into the health care reform via a stealth move in Medicare legislation. On Dec 26th, 2010, the NYT, of all places, reported on an email from Rep. Earl Blumenauer’s office (D-OR).

“While we are very happy with the result, we won’t be shouting it from the rooftops because we aren’t out of the woods yet,” reads a November e-mail from the office of Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., obtained by The New York Times.

“This regulation could be modified or reversed, especially if Republican leaders try to use this small provision to perpetuate the ‘death panel’ myth,” the e-mail reportedly reads.

How can it be a myth if it keeps getting pulled?

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Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano talks border security

In Afghanistan! DHS Secretary Napolitano arrived in Kabul on Dec 30, 2010, to help the Afghans secure their border.

The reports have not mentioned if any Afghans rolled their eyes, where smirking in the background, or just plain falling down on the ground laughing (ROFLMAO).


Raising the debt limit – then vs. now

Who said, “Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren … America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership.”

Senator Barak Obama – March 16, 2006

In two years, he and his party, the current leadership, has borrowed $4 trillion dollars. It could have been much less if only the government hadn’t bailed out the “too big to fail” group of idiots. That goes for the Bush administration as well since Obama only extended the philosophy to include even more companies and industries.


More like Mike Kelly please!

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You might see a bit of yourself in Mike Kelly and his “real world”. The Democrats are in denial about the “real world”. And when he told Weiner he had never done anything on his own with his own “skin in the game” – Priceless!

And note the stock market really turned around when polls showed the Republicans would take control of the House. One million jobs in the last year? What about the year before? And for most of the Bush terms, in spite of 9-11, the economy preformed respectable with low unemployment. Personally, I’m willing to let Paul Ryan set the budget ceiling.


Happy New Year!

This year, the President will concentrate on jobs and the economy. He has told us so.

This is the scene where the attorney stands up, glances at the jury, as if to say, “Watch this”, and asks, “Are you lying now or were you lying then?” In the case of our President he was lying then. While constantly talking about jobs, behind the scene he was working on his agenda. And his party paid a heavy price – and rightly so.

He may still be lying because he is also starting his campaign for 2012. Remember 9.8% unemployment, and never forget. This after TWO years. Instead of concentrating on the economy, his administration worked to fundamentally change our government. The uncertainty introduced kept the unemployment high. And we are still at risk. The only recovery worse than the present was called the Great Depression. And it was Great because FDR and his ilk thought government could manage the economy while also fundamentally changing government.


Global Warming vs Climate Change

The name change confirms that Global Warming is NOT science. Only Madison Avenue marketers and politicians change names of products that won’t sell!

Besides, Climate Change is like X number of jobs created or saved. It is a statement that can not be proven or disproved. It is meaningless. It is advertising.

Everything can be a result of Climate Change. Cold, hot, storms, drought, floods – in short, any weather phenomenon. Or, even high unemployment could be the result of Climate Change. Well, it makes just as much sense.

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The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010

No Democrat leaders were at the signing. The total cost of what is called a “tax-cut bill” is pegged at $858 billion. Of course a significant “cost” is really due to blocking a tax hike. That is because CBO calculations are based on current laws in effect. Ergo, it assumed the Bush era tax cuts would expire 1 Jan 2011. Bringing back the estate tax is totally a tax hike. Just not as much as the Democrats wanted. The rest could be more correctly called stimulus II. Still, this is likely to provide more true stimulus then the equivalent cost of the first stimulus bill.

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