Saturday, July 14, 2007
July 14, 2007 12:00am
LAST month Australians endured our coldest June since 1950. Imagine that; all those trillions of tonnes of evil carbon we've horked up into the atmosphere over six decades of rampant industrialisation, and we're still getting the same icy weather we got during the Cold War.
Not that June should be presented as evidence that global warming isn't happening, or that we're causing it. Relying on such a tiny sample would be unscientific and wrong, even if it involves an entire freakin' continent's weather patterns throughout the course of a whole month, for Christ's sake.
No such foolishness will be indulged in here.
Sadly, those who believe in global warming - and who would compel us also to believe - aren't similarly constrained. A few hot days are all they ever need to get the global warming bandwagon rolling; evidently it's solar powered. Here, for example, is an Australian Associated Press report on May's weather, which in places was a little warmer than usual:
"Climate change gave much of Australia's drought-stricken east coast its warmest May on record, weather experts say.
"Global warming and an absence of significant cold changes had driven temperatures well above the monthly average, said meteorologist Matt Pearce.
According to Mr Pearce, May's temperatures were "yet another sign of the widespread climate change that we are seeing unfold across the globe."
If that's the case, shouldn't June's cold weather - coldest since 1950, remember - be a sign that widespread climate change isn't unfolding across the globe? We're using the same data here; one month's weather. And, in fact, the June sample is Australia-wide while May only highlights the east coast. Fear the dawn of a great "coldening"!
While Australia freezes, it's kinda hot in California. Again, local toastiness is evidence of global warming; one San Francisco Chronicle writer this week referred glibly to their "global-warming-heated summer".
What phenomenon was responsible for previous summers? Maybe they got by on the superheated fumes radiating off Lateline host Tony Jones.
Snow cone Tone hosted an in-studio discussion Thursday night after the ABC presented The Great Global Warming Swindle, and he was hotter than a Christina Aguilera video. "Welcome to our debate on this deeply flawed and utterly mistaken documentary, which is wrong in every regard and was made by a zombie," Jones said in introduction (I'm only lightly paraphrasing).
During an interview with filmmaker Martin Durkin Tone was visibly sweating; no easy achievement during a typical summer in the UK, to where he'd flown for his heated little chat. Perhaps Tone was anticipating the phantom British summer forecast by The Independent's environment editor, Michael McCarthy, in April:
"The possibility is growing that Britain in 2007 may experience a summer of unheard-of high temperatures, with the thermometer even reaching 40C, or 104F, a level never recorded in history.
"This would be quite outside all historical experience, but entirely consistent with predictions of climate change."
As Wimbledon watchers would be aware, what with the rainiest tournament since Jimmy Connors defeated John McEnroe in 1982, those unheard-of high temperatures remain unheard-of. Someone might conclude, therefore, that the not-hot summer is not entirely consistent with predictions of climate change.
But climate change is like Michael Moore's tracksuit - it can fit anyone. In 2005, Greenpeace rep Steven Guilbeault helpfully explained: "Global warming can mean colder, it can mean drier, it can mean wetter, that's what we're dealing with."
What we're dealing with, apparently, is weather.
What will the weather be like 100 years from now? Don't ask Britain's Guardian, which, like the Independent, is full of Warmin' Normans whose warm warnings never come true. "It could be time to say goodbye to defining features of British life," the paper claimed a few months ago, "like rainy picnics and cloudy sunbathing . . ."
Maybe it migrated to Australia, like Augustus Owsley Stanley III, the American LSD enthusiast and manufacturer.
Possibly influenced by his product, Owsley moved to outback Queensland about twenty years ago, reportedly convinced that imminent global warming would cause - in the tradition of warm meaning cold - the whole Northern Hemisphere to be covered with ice.
Owsley, now 72, is still in Queensland, and likely not a little confused. Things didn't exactly turn out as predicted. While his former Californian haunts melt due to "global warming", this year Queensland has gone frosty. Townsville's June was its coldest since 1940; June 24 saw the coldest Brisbane morning on record.
Articles on Suppression of Dissent in the Sciences
Suppression of dissent in science
by Brian Martin
The article reminded me of a paper I wrote in the 1990s, presented to
several academic societies, on a similar subject material, and which
was recently posted to the OBRL internet site:
The Suppression of Dissent and Innovative Ideas In Science and Medicine,
by James DeMeo
Mine is not as polished as the Brian Martin article, but has more
references, and covers a broader subject material, including that of
Reich. Hopefully these may be of some use.
Thursday, July 05, 2007
REMINDER - Open House Social at the Greensprings Center- Friday July 6th.
OBRL Greensprings Center
As a preliminary to the Independent Study Seminar which starts this weekend, July 7th, there is an informal social gathering at the Greensprings Center.
Sunday, July 01, 2007
A Warning to the West from Ex-Muslims
About two years ago, I received a letter from an ex-Muslim and within was a very disturbing prediction of the end of the world as we in the West know it. He explained that he had left Islam when he realized what an evil and murderous belief it really is, but he offered little hope of stopping the massive force that Islam has become. He felt the average American was simply too naïve and gullible to withstand the Islamic onslaught ahead. Hamstrung by morals and the Western rules of war, he believes Islam will slowly tear America and Europe to pieces.
This ex-Muslim laid out the plans of Islam and how it would carry out its takeover of the world. He gave me the blueprint of the murderous Islamic political and war machine and how it would use America's kind and generous nature against it.
I have recently revisited that letter and was shocked at how accurate and prophetic this man has been.
He carefully listed exactly how Islam will defeat the West and how the liberals will help Islam along the way.
"Constitution for the new Islamic Republic of EU and USA is under construction.
We will fight the infidel to death.
Meanwhile American laws will protect us.
Democrats and leftist will support us.
UN (United Nations) will legitimize us.
CAIR will incubate us.
ACLU will empower us.
Western universities will educate us.
Mosques will shelter us
OPEC will finance us
Hollywood will love us.
Annan will pass politically correct sympathetic statement for Jihadists."
It is frightening to see that his predictions are becoming a reality.
In the two years since I received this letter, Europe has been subjected to attacks, riots, embassy burnings, increased crime, and parades of Muslims on the nightly news carrying signs with messages such as: "England, your 9/11 is coming," and "Islam will rule the world," and "Behead those that slander Islam."
The Council on American/Islamic Relations (CAIR) already has plans to replace our Constitution with the Quran and states it openly and clearly: The Koran, the Muslim book of scripture, should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on earth." CAIR Co-founder Omar Ahmad.
Because we are a country of laws, Islam is protected here. Democrats are fighting to hand over Iraq and Afghanistan to Islamics and even threaten to impeach one of the few men that has stood up to Islamic terrorism. All the leaders of Islam must do is to remain patient and the far left will hand them a victory in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
Leftists support of Islam is demonstrated with the recent news that the far-left Internet news search engine - Google - now seems to be systematically hunting down any sites that post columns remotely unkind to Islam and labeling any criticism of Islam as "hate-speech." When did the truth become "hate speech?"
CAIR monitors radio and televisions programs and quickly threatens lawsuits if anyone dares to speak badly of Islam. Avenues that expose the truth about Islam are being closed. But this is a free country, for now, and Google can censure whomever it chooses to censure. Google seems to have chosen not to censure the many Islamic hate sites that are found on Google.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) makes no secret of its ingrained hatred of Christianity. While it monitors American schools with a passion resulting from that hatred, this religion-has no-place-in-our-schools group remained silent when Islam was forced down the throats of California school children under the guise of "history."
In Ohio, the ACLU gave the Ohio chapter of CAIR its Liberty Flame Award "for contributions to the advancement and protection of civil liberties." CAIR is supported mostly by Saudi Arabia which practices Wahhabism, the most violent sect in Islam. Within the Saudi kingdom, women are second class citizens, Christians are imprisoned and tortured for daring to pray in their own homes, and no other belief other than Islam is allowed. In fact, to be a Saudi citizen, one must be Muslim.
CAIR and ACLU joined forces to sue the federal government for monitoring certain mosques and clerics believed to have preached violent behavior after 9/11. Did the Nazi groups in America have the protection of a group like the ACLU during World War II? It would be bordering on suicidal not to observe those who live on American soil who often preach and teach the overthrow and destruction of the American culture.
The revelation that Yale University had invited the former spokesman for the Taliban in Afghanistan, Sayed Rahmatullah Hashemi, to audit classes caused a bit of an unexpected uproar. A man with a fourth grade education and a history of supporting the crushing oppression that is Islam was being heralded by the Yale administration as progressive and modern. Many of the alumni didn't see it that way. Harvard was unhappy that it had missed its opportunity to snap him up. The irony is that Yale has banned the military from its hallowed halls by claiming our military is anti-gay and sexist. Islamics, such as Hashemi, ordered women beaten for showing their hair and homosexuals were simply hung if caught. For some odd reason, Yale does not find offensive a man that supports this.
American mosques are everywhere. There are only approximately 6 million Muslims in America, a country of 300 million people. One has to wonder why the Saudis and other OPEC countries keep sending money to build more. Using our laws, the call to prayer now bellows out five times a day in many American cities starting at dawn. The Islamics claimed they had the same right as Christian churches whose bells ring a few times on Sunday morning. Entire neighborhoods are being taken over by Muslims as non-Muslims flee to quieter and safer areas, and so more mosques are built and the population expands. Within those mosques, anti-American sentiment is often preached. The worshipers are reminded that they are Muslim, and should be loyal only to Islam, not America.
This is also the message of CAIR's Co-founder Omar Ahmad who stated: "Those [Muslims] who stay in America should be open to society without melting, keeping mosques open so anyone can come and learn about Islam. If you choose to live here, you have a responsibility to deliver the message of Islam ... Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faiths, but to become dominant." Islam's plans are public for all to see, but many Americans still try to ignore it all, hoping it will just go away. Many Americans cling to the idea that Islam is peaceful because the alternative is too horrible too contemplate.
Hitler did not "go away" and neither will Islam. This is a fact that the West must realize very soon. Canada is now fending off Sharia law in some areas. In England, a London Telegraph poll showed that 40% of London's Muslims wanted to discard British laws and be ruled by Sharia law. When Muslim voters outnumber the non-Muslim ones Sharia law will be enacted, just as predicted by the ex-Muslim who continued his warning:
"On the camera:
We will always say, 'Islam is the religion of Peace.'
We will say: 'Jihad is actually inner Jihad.'
Moderate Muslim will say there is no link between Islam and terrorism and the West will believe it because the West is so gullible.
Moderate Muslim all over the world will incubate Jihadists by their talk - by defending Islam.
Using [the] Western legal system we will assert our Sharia Laws, slowly but surely."
USDA "Fake Organic" Foods Approved - Don't be Fooled
Organic Consumers Association, 6/22/2007
Straight to the Source
CONTACT: Ronnie Cummins 218-226-4164 June 22, 2007
Despite receiving more than ten thousand comments from consumers and family farmers opposing various aspects of a late May 2007 proposal, the USDA has approved a rule that will allow 38 new non-organic ingredients to be allowed in products bearing the "USDA Organic" seal. But the agency says this may just be interim approval, and has offered to extend the public comment period another 60 days (the original public comment period was only 7 days). Take action and send a letter to the USDA here.
The Organic Consumers Association filed a petition during the USDA's short seven-day comment period on the issue outlining various problems with some of the proposed ingredients (read full petition here: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_5225.cfm).
The USDA's passage of this proposal has resulted in the following:
-Anheuser Busch will be allowed to sell its "Organic Wild Hops Beer" without using any organic hops at all.
-Sausages, brats, and breakfast links labeled as "USDA Organic" are now allowed to contain intestines from factory farmed animals raised on chemically grown feed, synthetic hormones, and antibiotics.
-Products labeled as "USDA Organic" and containing fish oil may contain toxins such as PCBs and mercury (note: nonorganic fishoil products have this same risk, but despite the USDA ruling, it is against the National Organic Standards to allow such toxins in organic foods).
"It's disheartening to see how profit motivated businesses like Kraft, Wal-Mart and Anheuser-Busch have more sway over the U.S. Department of Agriculture than family farmers, independent organic producers, and consumers," said Ronnie Cummins, OCA's National Director.
OCA's Environmental Scientist, Craig Minowa, noted that foods labeled as 100% organic will still be 100% organic. "This rule applies to products that are 95% organic or less," said Minowa of the USDA's decision, adding that "The ruling is yet another reason for organic-minded shoppers to carefully read ingredient labels, look for '100% Organic' labels, and buy from local family farmers via your area co-op, farmers market or CSA."
Take action and send a letter to the USDA here.
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Telephone: 218-226-4164 · Fax: 218-353-7652·
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