Thursday, September 23, 2010
Happy Harvest Moon
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Predicted Sunspot Decline
Say Goodbye to Sunspots?
Weaklings. Without penumbrae, which can be seen in the yellow image, today's sunspots are weakening magnetically.
Scientists studying sunspots for the past 2 decades have concluded that the magnetic field that triggers their formation has been steadily declining. If the current trend continues, by 2016 the sun's face may become spotless and remain that way for decades-a phenomenon that in the 17th century coincided with a prolonged period of cooling on Earth.
Long-term Evolution of Sunspot Magnetic Fields
Matthew Penn, William Livingston
(Submitted on 3 Sep 2010)
Independent of the normal solar cycle, a decrease in the sunspot magnetic field strength has been observed using the Zeeman-split 1564.8nm Fe I spectral line at the NSO Kitt Peak McMath-Pierce telescope. Corresponding changes in sunspot brightness and the strength of molecular absorption lines were also seen. This trend was seen to continue in observations of the first sunspots of the new solar Cycle 24, and extrapolating a linear fit to this trend would lead to only half the number of spots in Cycle 24 compared to Cycle 23, and imply virtually no sunspots in Cycle 25.
We examined synoptic observations from the NSO Kitt Peak Vacuum Telescope and initially (with 4000 spots) found a change in sunspot brightness which roughly agreed with the infrared observations. A more detailed examination (with 13,000 spots) of both spot brightness and line-of-sight magnetic flux reveals that the relationship of the sunspot magnetic fields with spot brightness and size remain constant during the solar cycle. There are only small temporal variations in the spot brightness, size, and line-of-sight flux seen in this larger sample. Because of the apparent disagreement between the two data sets, we discuss how the infrared spectral line provides a uniquely direct measurement of the magnetic fields in sunspots.
Southern California's summer to end with a chill: It was the coldest in decades
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Global Climate Deception! Brighter New Formula!
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
More 911-Islam Victory-Mosque Items: Don't Be a Dhimmi Slave!
The eternal flame of Muslim outrage
By Michelle Malkin * September 10, 2010 08:24 AM
Shhhhhhh, we're told. Don't protest the Ground Zero mosque. Don't burn a Koran. It'll imperil the troops. It'll inflame tensions. The "Muslim world" will "explode" if it does not get its way, warns sharia-peddling imam Feisal Abdul Rauf. Pardon my national security-threatening impudence, but when is the "Muslim world" not ready to "explode"?
At the risk of provoking the ever-volatile Religion of Perpetual Outrage, let us count the little-noticed and forgotten ways. ...
*snip* Read the full article at the above weblink.
Harbitude is the opposite of dhimmitude.
Develop some harbitude and become a harbi with attitude!
Geert Wilders Speech at the Protest
ANDREW C. McCARTHY
SEPTEMBER 11, 2010 4:00 A.M.
If only the fantasy were true: If only there actually were a dominant, pro-American, echt moderate Islam, an ideology so dedicated to human rights, so sternly set against savagery, that acts of terrorism were, by definition, "un-Islamic activity." Imagine an Islam that, far from a liability, proved an asset (indeed, an indispensable asset) in combating the threat against us. Imagine that we could accurately call the threat mere "extremism" - no "Islamic" (or even "Islamist") modifier being necessary because the "extremists" truly were a tiny, aberrant band, fraudulently "hijacking" a great religion.
If the fantasy were true, who among us would not be proud to mark the annual observance of September 11 by breaking ground on a $100 million Islamic center cum mosque at the site of the most horrific attack in American history? In the nine years since the atrocities that claimed the lives of nearly 3,000 Americans at the Twin Towers, the Pentagon, and a field in Shanksville, Pa., such an Islam - if it really existed - would have spearheaded the defeat of America's enemies.
Such an Islam, over nine long years, would have risen up and made itself heard. It would have identified by name and condemned with moral outrage the imposters purporting to act in its name. It would have honored America's sacrifice of blood and treasure in the liberation of oppressed Muslim peoples. It would have said "thank you" to our troops. It would have joined America, without ambiguity or hesitation, in crushing terror networks and dismantling the regimes that abet them. It would not have needed trillion-dollar American investments to forge democracies; it would naturally have adopted democracy on its own.
Pat Condell has it "spot-on".
Builder and Hard-Hat Boycott of Victory Mosque Construction
Criminal Islamic Mafia behind Victory Mosque funding
Mainstream News Media Lies on Ground Zero Protests: "Worse than Pravda".
Lying about the numbers; covering up for the Stalinist Left support for the mosque
Mosque Supporters in NJ Transit Authority: Imposing Sharia Law Against Blasphemers
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Muslim Wolves in Sheeps' Cloak
Victimizers Play the Victim
by Pamela Geller
The Associated Press ran a piece recently with this headline: For U.S. Muslims, a 9/11 anniversary like no other. It mimics a press release from Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), and it is, of course, utter nonsense. But it is far more serious than that.
Here again we have the victimizers playing the victim, with the complicity of their shills in the press.
The story said: "American Muslims are boosting security at mosques, seeking help from leaders of other faiths and airing ads underscoring their loyalty to the United States - all ahead of a 9/11 anniversary they fear could bring more trouble for their communities."
It told readers that the Hamas-linked Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)-an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terror funding trial- "will hold a summit of Christian, Muslim and Jewish leaders in Washington 'to address the growing tide of fear and intolerance' in the furor over the planned New York mosque."
We have reached the point where Islamic supremacists and Muslim Brotherhood proxies are virtually dictating their propaganda and fallacious narrative to big media and scribes, who take it down word for word, lie for lie, and report it as fact.
Unindicted co-conspirator, Hamas-linked, Muslim Brotherhood-front CAIR is the go-to guy for all things Islam. Never are they identified for the subversives that they are. Never are their jihadist connections or convicted leadership mentioned.
They're presented as moderate, objective authorities, just as Anwar Awlaki was the go-to imam for the big media right after 9/11. Awlaki was imam to several of the 9/11 Muslim terrorists, as well as the Fort Hood jihadi, the Christmas day bomber, the Times Square bomber, et al).
The willing dupes in the mainstream media lather, rinse, repeat. They hit bottom and just keep digging. They still don't get it. In the information battle space, it's a game, and they are being played. But could the stakes be higher?
Muslims in the U.S. are not the ones living under death threat. People who are standing up to jihad activity and Islamic supremacism are. They are not the ones targeted. We are. They are not getting death threats. We are. They don't have to live with 24/7/365 heavy duty security, Geert Wilders does. Wafa Sultan, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Robert Spencer, Ibn Warraq, Salman Rushdie, the producers from Comedy Central, and accidental counter-jihad tourists like Molly Norris live under death threat. As do I.
Good, decent souls speaking out against a radical ideology, gender apartheid and supremacism are demonized and marginalized. But the media blacks that out. They never report on that. Their narrative of Muslims "living in fear," and worse still, living in fear on the anniversary of 9/11, is the ultimate insult.
The AP is alleging that Muslims are in fear of 911. Why? We were attacked by Muslim terrorists. What has the Muslim community, the ummah, done to eradicate the ideology that inspired those attacks? Or the Fort Hood jihad, the Fort Dix Six, the Christmas day bomber, the Times Square bomber?
We have waited patiently, have we not? What efforts, in the past nine years, have been made to expunge the Koran of its genocidal prescriptions? With the exception of dawah (proselytizing) camouflaged as "interfaith dialogue," nothing has been done. The West, meanwhile, has bent over backwards in "outreach," "mutual understanding," and "mutual respect." Where is the reciprocity? And where has it gotten us, except further down the rabbit hole?
Real fear is living as a non-Muslim in Muslim countries under the Sharia. Real fear is living as a Coptic Christian in Egypt. Real fear is living as a Christian in Indonesia. Real fear is a girl going to school in Afghanistan, real fear is being an Israeli awaiting the Islamic nuke, real fear is being a Jew in Europe, or a pro-Israel Jew on many U.S. college campuses. And on and on and on.
First, the concrete facts. Hate crimes directed against Muslims remain relatively rare, according to the latest FBI report. So all this push back by the bullies is a tactic.
We are now being clubbed with two reports of mosque incidents in Tennessee and California. Mind you, many recent mosque incidents have been discovered to have been faked by Muslims, so let's wait to see who is arrested. And no matter who is responsible, Muslims or non-Muslims, they should prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
Synagogues have been desecrated and attacked in record numbers, but no one talks about that. Real attacks. Anti-semitism is at record highs worldwide, the highest since World War II. But only this relentless nonexistent "Islamophobia" gets played on an endless loop, a psy-op on the American psyche-and we are tired of it.
Defense against Islamic jihad is a healthy response to a mortal enemy.
The 9/11 Koran burning in Florida is a dumb idea. I don't support such acts. Book burnings are always a bad idea. But Muslims have nothing to fear from those Christians. It is insensitive for that church to burn the Koran, but it is still a free country, is it not?
Islamic supremacists can't whine about "insensitivity" while planning to erect a 15-story mega mosque on Ground Zero.
It is Muslims who should be ripping out the violent passages in the Koran that have inspired 1,400 years of jihadi wars, land appropriations, cultural annihilations and enslavements that resulted in the slaughter of 270 million souls, Muslims among them. Only the Muslim world can reform Islam. What is being done?
This AP article takes the cake. Basically it is saying that if Muslims get violent, it's our fault.
Responsible journalism is dead.
IMAM RAUF'S NEWLY DISCOVERED EXPLOSIVE AUDIO TAPES
Steve Emerson has unearthed 13 hours of audio tape of Imam Rauf. Emerson and his team of investigators has spent the past four weeks going through the newly found material. Rauf is a "radical extremist cleric who cloaks himself in sheep's clothing."
Among the shocking revelations Emerson's team will reveal next week -- they found Rauf:
Defending wahhabism - a puritanical version of Islam that governs Saudi Arabia
Calling for the elimination of Israel by claiming a one-nation state, meaning no more Jewish State.
Defending Bin Laden's violence
Demonstrating that there is a lot more to this man than merely a cleric.
Islamic Terrorism in the USA
U.S. Terror History Map
More mosque revelations
So now it transpires that a key money- man behind the proposed Ground Zero mosque is a one-time supporter of a group shut down by the feds because it was a front for Hamas.
No wonder the mosque's principal imam, Feisal Abdul Rauf, refuses to discuss the project's finances.
Or, for that matter, refuses to speak harshly of Hamas -- an Iranian cat's-paw that's long been one of the deadliest Islamist terrorist organizations operating in the Mideast.
It was reported last night that Hisham Elzanaty -- an Egyptian-born businessman from Long Island -- provided a big chunk of the $4.8 million needed to buy the building that will be demolished to make way for the mosque.
Among other things, Elzanaty runs a Bronx-based medicial supply company that had to refund more than $300,000 in Medicaid payments in 2004-2005.
In 1999, he donated thousands to the Holy Land Foundation, later shuttered by the feds because of its Hamas ties.
All of this is, as they say, enough to give one pause.
But we doubt it will truly surprise any among the 71 percent of New Yorkers found this week by Quinnipiac University pollsters to oppose the mosque.
Mayor Mike and others think they are bigots, but most seem to have asked -- and answered to their own satisfaction -- a fair question:
How close to the scene of that deadly Islamist attack on America is too close to build a mosque?
Answer: The proposed site was close enough to have been hit by a landing-gear assembly from one of the crashed airliners on 9/11 -- and that's way too close.
They're also nervous about the project's backers -- even before Elzanaty popped up -- deciding that, with those folks involved, anywhere might be too close.
As The Post reported yesterday, Rauf has been catching iffy tax breaks since 1998 for an organization run from his wife's Upper West Side apartment.
How'd he do it? By telling the IRS the one-bedroom digs were actually a mosque where 500 people prayed daily.
These are only the latest revelations about the mosque's backers, who've run up a cumulative record of petty crime, slumlording and tax-scamming.
And that's being generous.
Rauf, who's due back in New York this weekend after a long trip abroad, has plenty of explaining to do to the people he's been thumbing in the eye for weeks.
First there is Elzanaty's role, of course.
Then there's the elephant in the room: Whence the $100 million needed for the mosque?
And then there is this.
At a forum in Dubai on Tuesday, Rauf appeared to call the 71 percent of New Yorkers who oppose his project religious "extremists."
"The battlefront . . . is not between Muslims and non-Muslims," he said. "It is between moderates [and] extremists and radicals of all faith traditions."
We'd guess 71 percent of New Yorkers would include a representative cross-section of "all faith traditions."
Are they "extremists" for opposing the mosque?
New Yorkers hardly ever agree on any thing -- but they agree it's inappropriate.
Are they "radicals?"
If Rauf thinks so, then New York ain't the town for him.
Nor is there room for his mosque at Ground Zero.
Book Burning History
The books have been burning
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
9-11 Protest in NYC Against Islamic Victory Mosque
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
Climate Change Lies Exposed
CLIMATE CHANGE LIES ARE EXPOSED
A damming report has highlighted questions over the credibility of a leading climate change body
Tuesday August 31,2010
By Donna Bowater
THE world's leading climate change body has been accused of losing credibility after a damning report into its research practices.
A high-level inquiry into the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change found there was "little evidence" for its claims about global warming.
It also said the panel had emphasised the negative impacts of climate change and made "substantive findings" based on little proof.
*snip* go to the weblink for the full article.
EDITORIAL: Global warming report feels the heat
Independent review finds fault with U.N. scientists
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