Monday, April 7, 2014

Global Warming is a Proven Lie


Warmists are now encouraged to lie and falsify data to promote their religion in a new peer-reviewed published research paper, titled  “Information Manipulation and Climate Agreements”.  Read the article in Climate Depot.

To review the evidence of data manipulation and falsification by NASA/NOAA, UN IPCC and others, go here.

To review the false narrative that a 97% "consensus" exists with climate scientists., go here and here.

To review the false and failed predictions of climate scientists, go here.

To understand why the Warmist politicians and dishonest scientists are doing this, read the Forbes articles here.

AGW = Hoax. Q.E.D.

Angel

Friday, April 4, 2014

Non-Partisan Think-Tank Predicts Global Cooling

President Obama declares that climate change science is “irrefutable”.  Secretary of State John Kerry accuses climate deniers of being guilty of “malpractice”.  Climate “experts” predict economic devastation, massive food shortages, and environmental destruction unless immediate action is taken.

“Immediate action” is defined as the discontinuation of fossil fuel usage, the redistribution of our wealth to leftist political action groups and third-world dictatorships (i.e., UN Agenda 21), and the regulation of cow farts.

Of course, we common citizens cannot refute these claims, since we do not breathe the rarified air of warmist climate scientists.  We are so ignorant that we do not realize that bullying and fear-mongering are integral parts of the scientific method.

Most of us are also ignorant of the fact that warmist climate science relies upon manipulated and falsified data to support their hypothesis.  This deception is pervasive in the climate change community, from NASA/NOAA to the IPCC. 

This is a perversion of the principles of science in order to promote a disreputable political agenda.  Climate change is “agenda science”.  That is why finding a truly unbiased, non-partisan expert to provide an interpretation of untainted data is so critical.

A Boston-based investment think-tank, Unit Economics, has released a study that not only refutes global warming, but predicts a cooling of the Earth’s climate.  They are not the first to recognize this trend, but they are perhaps the most credible. 

Ultimately, the ability to recognize trends is not in the realm of pure science, but rather the purview of the data analyst.   A prediction such as this is much more reliable than the alarmist predictions of “agenda scientists” in that the livelihood of an investment advisory company relies on the accuracy of its data and the integrity of its analysis.

Keith Schaefer is the publisher of Oil and Gas Investments Bulletin.  In the first of a three-part posting, he describes some of the basic data and conclusions of the Unit Economics study:

1.    Temps continued to fall from 1953 until the mid-1970s – despite rising CO2 levels.  This was during the single most industrializing time on earth—and temperatures fell while CO2 levels rose.
2.    Another point: if CO2 emissions cause global warming the layer of the atmosphere 5 to 10 km (3-6 miles) above the earth where CO2 interacts with sunlight should be warming more quickly than the earth’s surface. In fact, temperatures at these levels have been unchanged since accurate balloon measurements became available 50 years ago.
3.    There has been a large outcry about the decline of Arctic Ice. While Arctic sea ice extent is just above average levels, Arctic sea ice is near record thickness: the volume of ice in the Arctic last fall was 50% higher than 12 months prior, following a very cold summer in 2013 in which temps climbed above freezing only 45 days compared to an average of 90 days.
I bet you didn’t read about that.
4.    There’s a lot of ice at the other end of the globe too. In eight of the last ten years global sea ice extent has bested the 30-year average, aided by an Antarctic sheet that in October hit its highest extent since record keeping started in 1979.
5.    The Northern Hemisphere had its second, third, and fourth highest snow extents on modern record in 2010, 2011, and 2013. In the United States 2013 brought the largest year-over-year drop in temperature on record and the winter is on track to be labeled the third coldest in 200 years.
Evidence of this cooling is everywhere – even if politicians and the media try to pretend it isn’t.  Of course, the media has short memories. Only 40 years ago, in mid-1974 Time magazine ran a cover story entitled “Another Ice Age?” noting a 12% increase in New Hampshire snow cover in 30 years.
Conclusion: over the last 1,200 years the earth has been through several pretty extreme temperature swings. What gives?
The answer lies with the sun. Cold periods coincide with solar minimums, which generally happen every 150 to 200 years. Warm periods coincide with solar maxima, which happen every 700 years or so.
I cannot positively substantiate that Keith Schaefer and Unit Economics are completely independent and unbiased.  We do have ample proof, however, that warmist “agenda scientists” and their liberal political cohorts are misrepresenting the facts.


Andrew Thomas

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Only Conservative Groups Were Audited by IRS - But Not a "Smidgen of Corruption"


During the Superbowl Sunday interview with Bill O’Reilly, President Obama famously stated that there was “not a smidgen of corruption” in the IRS.  It has since been learned in the House Ways and Means Committee investigation of the IRS that the agency did not stop at targeting and harassing conservative groups that applied for 501(c)(4) status.  In fact, it was revealed that the IRS targeted existing 501(c)(4) groups, 83% of which happened to be “right-leaning”, i.e., conservative. 

However, the most damning piece of evidence in the investigation was that of all the groups selected by the IRS for audit, 100% were conservative.  As Carol Platt Liebau states in Townhall.com:

That's right -- "somehow," every single 501(c)(4) that the IRS selected to endure the time, expense, distraction and stress of an audit just happened to be conservative.

Hmm…A government that targets, harasses, and suppresses dissent among its own citizens based on their political affiliation through an agency that has the unfettered power to financially destroy and imprison them.   I will need to look up the definitions of “corruption” and “smidgen”.

PolitiFact’s “Lie of the Year” in 2013 was Obama’s statement “If you like your health care plan, you can keep it”.  Perhaps his “not a smidgen of corruption” proclamation will be the lie of 2014.

Andrew Thomas

As published in American Thinker

Friday, January 24, 2014

Is This The Last Straw?


Dinseh D'Souza, the filmmaker of 2016: Obama's America, has been indicted and held without bail for contributing too much to a candidate who opposed Hillary Clinton in a run for NY Senator.  This is eerily similar to the imprisonment of Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the producer of a YouTube video that was supposedly offensive to Islamists.

Has D'Souza been singled out because he had the audacity to criticize the anointed one, and support a candidate who opposed Hillary?  It certainly appears that the DOJ is selectively enforcing the law in this case.

We know that conservatives are not welcome in Cuomo's New York. Apparently, they are not welcome in Obama's America, either.  Is this the last straw for conservatives and those who oppose the Leninism-Stalinism takeover?

Angel

Thursday, January 23, 2014

The Evolution of Marxist-Leninist Philosophy: From Lenin & Stalin to Obama & Hillary In Their Own Words

Periodically, it is beneficial to remind ourselves of the realities in the struggle between Constitutionalism / Capitalism and Marxism-Leninism.  It is a continual struggle, whether we acknowledge it or not.  And the enemy of America as a constitutional republic with a capitalistic economic system is Marxism-Leninism, whether it be characterized as communism, socialism, progressivism, leftism, statism, or liberalism (in its current state). 

Historically, we can consider the birth of the fusion between Marxism and Leninism to be in 1917, when Vladimir Lenin first took power as the leader of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, later to be known as the USSR.  Lenin was the leader of the Bolshevik Revolution that gave the world its first taste of socialism, established as Communism. He transformed the political philosophy of Marxism into his own brand, Marxism-Leninism.  Here are a few of his famous quotes1:

"The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation."

"One man with a gun can control 100 without one."

"A lie told often enough becomes the truth."

"Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted."

"The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them in parliament."

"The best way to destroy the capitalist system is to debauch the currency."

"The press should be not only a collective propagandist and a collective agitator, but also a collective organizer of the masses."

"Our program necessarily includes the propaganda of atheism."

"Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever."

"There are no morals in politics; there is only expedience. A scoundrel may be of use to us just because he is a scoundrel."

"Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

"It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed."

Joseph Stalin took over leadership of the new USSR after Lenin's death.  He was ruthless in crushing dissent, killing thousands of counter-revolutionaries and political opponents through military actions and political purges.   His singular achievement was in killing seven million Ukrainians by starving them to death, a triumph of socialist collective power over political opposition known to history as the Holdomor.  These are some of his better-known quotations1:

"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."

"The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of millions is a statistic."

"We don't let them have ideas. Why would we let them have guns?"

"Death solves all problems - no man, no problem."

"Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed."

"When we hang the capitalists they will sell us the rope we use."

"If the opposition disarms, well and good. If it refuses to disarm, we shall disarm it ourselves."

"The only real power comes out of a long rifle."

It is well-recognized that President Obama’s political philosophy is heavily influenced by Marxism-Leninism, originating primarily through his childhood mentor, Frank Marshall Davis.  He has demonstrated through his policy implementation that he believes in a strong centralized government and financial system and increasing governmental control over the media, education, energy, healthcare, private property, where people live, their means of transportation, and how they behave. 

His beliefs are reflected in his words:

“We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times.”2

“Generally, the Constitution is a charter of negative liberties.”3

“If you’ve got a business – you didn’t build that.  Somebody else made that happen.”2

“I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody.”4

“Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.”5

“I happen to be a proponent of a single payer universal health care program.”6 

“I think the trick is figuring out how do we structure government systems that pool resources and hence facilitate some redistribution because I actually believe in redistribution…”7

“If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun.”8

“…We’re gonna punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us.”9

In a similar vein, Hillary Clinton was immersed in a Marxist environment at an early age.  Her senior thesis at Wellesley College was a positive analysis of the dirty political tactics of radical organizer Saul Alinsky, who she referred to having a “compelling personality” and “exceptional charm”.

To illustrate her political leanings, the following are a sampling of her quotes:

"We are going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good."

"It's time for a new beginning, for an end to government of the few, by the few, for the few, and to replace it with shared responsibility for shared prosperity."

"We can't just let business as usual go on, and that means something has to be taken away from some people."

"We have to build a political consensus and that requires people to give up a little bit of their own turf in order to create this common ground."

"I certainly think the free market has failed." 

 "I think it's time to send a clear message to what has become the most profitable sector in the entire economy, that they are being watched."

"What I want to do is take those profits and apply them to alternative energy."

“I really believe that it takes a village to raise a child.10

“I also believe that every new handgun sale or transfer should be registered in a national registry...11

Isn’t it amazing how little the goals and objectives of Marxism-Leninism have changed over the past 97 years, and how clear they continue to be for those who open their eyes. 

1Source: Brainyquote.com
2Source: Townhall.com, September 18, 2012
3Source: wnd.com, October 27, 2008
4Source: abcnews.go.com, October 14, 2008
5Source: Forbes.com, January 14, 2014
6Source: cnsnews.com, August 12, 2009
7Source: Breitbart.com, September 18, 2012
8Source: nation.foxnews.com, January 10, 2011
9Source: Spectator.org, October 25, 2010
11Source: CNN.com, June 2, 2000
                                                                                                    
Andrew Thomas
as published in American Thinker

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Latest Data from NOAA Shows US Cooling Trend for Past 15 Years

Global Warming is dead!  At least in the USA.  See the article in C3.

Jahi McMath, Canary in the Coal Mine?

Jahi McMath lies in a hospital bed, declared to be “brain-dead” by her doctors due to complications from a tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy procedure.  Children’s Hospital Oakland and the McMath family have been entangled in a legal battle over control of Jahi’s “body”, and whether she is actually alive or dead.  This is a story that has received massive national publicity.

A couple of elements in this story have been neglected, however.  First, the current mortality rate for tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy procedures is so low it cannot be calculated.  Therefore, Jahi’s misfortune is almost unheard of in the annals of modern medicine.  

Second, 70% of the patients in Children’s Hospital Oakland are on Medi-Cal, California’s version of the federal Medicaid program.  The hospital is continually in a state of financial desperation, since Medi-Cal only covers 20 cents for every dollar of hospital costs for treatment.  Did this have some influence on the quality of care Jahi received?  The question deserves to be asked.

It is possible that ignoring this question was just due to slipshod reporting from all of the media outlets in the country.   On the other hand, perhaps the answer does not support the narrative that the Obama administration’s healthcare takeover through the Affordable Care Act is actually beneficial to patients.

A study from the University of Virginia showed that patents on Medicare are 45% more likely to die before leaving the hospital than patients with private insurance.   Medicaid patients are 93% more likely to die under the same circumstances.  In fact, patients on Medicaid were found to have significantly higher hospital mortality rates than patients with no insurance at all.  Arguably, the results of this study support the contention that as government involvement in healthcare increases, quality of care decreases.

As 17 million additional patients are being thrown into Medicaid through the ACA and we inch closer to Obama’s stated vision of a “single payer” government-controlled system, Jahi McMath may be a canary in America’s healthcare coal mine.


Andrew Thomas
aas published in American Thinker

Saturday, January 11, 2014

The "Detroitification" of America

The current leftist government, led by Obama and the radicalized Democrat party and enabled by spineless Republicans, is leading the country to inevitable economic disaster.  Just as decades of leftist mismanagement led to the destruction of Detroit and several other major cities, this same ideologically-driven mismanagement is being repeated on a national scale.  This is what I am calling the "Detroitification" of America.  We have maybe 10 to 20 years left before America's debt and deficit bring us all down to a state of hopeless poverty.  At least this will fulfill Obama's promise of eliminating "income inequality" (except for the Ruling Class, of course).  Read the horrific article in Townhall on the bankruptcy of America.

Angel

Monday, January 6, 2014

America's Poor: Obama's Willing Victims


Under Obama's reign, poverty has exploded to a level never seen before in America.  50 million Americans are below the poverty level, nearly one in six.  About the same number are getting food stamp aid.  With the introduction of Obamacare, an additional 17 million people have been thrown into Medicaid.  Their access to healthcare, even substandard healthcare, has been decreased.  This is due to the fact that Medicaid reimbursement rates to doctors and hospitals is below their costs. Therefore, they are refusing to treat Medicaid patients to avoid bankruptcy.  Read the full article in American Spectator.

Will this obvious abuse of the poor result in them voting out the Democrats that have been responsible for their grief?  I seriously doubt it.  They have been programmed into refusing to pull the lever for anyone with an "R" after their name.  Plus, liberal voters tend to be masochists.

Angel

Thursday, January 2, 2014

The Global Warming Tipping Point is Near


Malcolm Gladwell’s great book The Tipping Point presents the case that sudden seismic shifts in society can result from small events, if the right factors are present.  Tipping points happen when momentum toward an idea builds and finally crosses a threshold where it is evident that a major cultural change has occurred.  The global warming tipping point is coming, but not the one anticipated by climate change “experts”.

Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) theory has been dominant for the past three decades as absolute fact in the public mind.  In the last several years, however, cracks in the fortress of “settled science” have appeared, and public opinion has begun to shift.  Increasingly, alarmist predictions have failed to come to fruition. 

In 2004, NASA’s chief scientist James Hansen authoritatively announced that there is only a ten-year window to act on AGW (presumably by transferring mass quantities of taxpayer funds to global warmist causes) before climate Armageddon destroys humanity.  Well, that window has now shut tight, and AGW is AWOL.

Al Gore, the high priest of AGW theory, has closed all of his Alliance for Climate Protection field offices, and laid off 90% of his staff.  Contributions have all but dried up since 2008.

Australia’s conservative government has severely curtailed the country’s climate change initiatives and is in the process of repealing its business-killing carbon tax.  A group of German scientists predicts dramatic global cooling over the next 90 years toward a new “little ice age”.

Of course, even many “low information” folks have an awareness of the record increase in arctic sea ice, as well as the current highly-publicized predicament of the cadre of wealthy global warmists stuck in record-high sea ice while on a cruise to the Antarctic to prove the absence of sea ice.

Now the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has quietly downgraded their prediction for global warming for the next 30 years in the final draft of their landmark “Fifth Assessment Report”.  The effect of this is that they are tacitly admitting that the computer models they have religiously relied-upon for decades as “proof” of AGW theory are dead wrong.

The tipping point is near.  I can smell it.

Andrew Thomas
as published in American Thinker

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

The Death Panel Lie

President Obama promised "you’re not going to have anybody getting in between you and your doctor in your decision making.”  This, of course, is another blatant lie.  Under the "Affordable Care Act" (aka Obamacare), the Secretary of HHS has unlimited authority to dictate the types and amount of treatment all private physicians and hospitals may provide.  As Obamacare becomes more and more expensive to administer, mainly due to poor enrollment numbers and new armies of "navigators" and IRS agents to support, healthcare will need to be rationed.

  Dr. Donald Berwick, Obama's nominee to run CMS (Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services), says that allocation of healthcare should be based on "important subgroups".  Who are these "important subgroups"?  The young? The strong? The genetically superior? Perhaps Democrat donors and voters are important subgroups.  I'm sure anyone in the Ruling Class is considered important to the Obama regime.

We do know that the administration considers anyone associated with the Tea Party to be a terrorist, and has tasked the IRS to target them with audits, intimidation, and "poor customer service".  Good luck getting proper treatment if you are old, sickly, or politically conservative.  Read the full article in the New York Post.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Obama IRS Shuts Down Catholic Charity for Refusal to Distribute Abortion-Inducing Drugs

A home for the elderly poor, run by an order of Catholic nuns called Little Sisters of the Poor, will be fined millions of dollars a year by the IRS or will be shut down because of their refusal to distribute abortion-inducing drugs per the Obamacare mandate.  This is another step in the destruction of the First Amendment guarantee of freedom of religion.  Obama calls himself a Christian, but this claim is about as doubtful as his claim that you can keep your doctor.  He didn't even attend church on Christmas.  I believe he worships the same god as his mentor, Saul Alinsky, i.e., Lucifer.  Read the story here at NRO.

Angel

Monday, December 23, 2013

Feds Conducting "Secret Probes" to Intimidate Conservative Groups


Federal agents are conducting secret probes of conservative groups that supported Governor Scott Walker's recall campaign, according to Fox News.  These probes have included raids on private residences and seizure of documents, phone and e-mail records, and donor lists.  No evidence of any wrongdoing from these groups has been reported, but conservative members are experiencing intimidation to withdraw from Walker's re-election campaign.  Welcome to leftist thuggery, Obama-style.

Angel


Friday, December 6, 2013

Reducing Greenhouse Gasses May Have a Catastrophic Effect on Humanity

More evidence that we are heading into a new "Little Ice Age" here.  Cooling will accelerate for the next 90 years, according to a group of German scientists.  The only thing that will prevent complete devastation is the presence of greenhouse gasses in our atmosphere, which helps retain heat on the Earth's surface.  Excess CO2 is also very beneficial in supporting the growth of plants and crops.

The only remaining question is:  When will the tipping point occur, where Global Warmists finally abandon their destructive religion?  Hopefully, this will occur soon, before they inflict irreversible damage to the US and global economies and perhaps to the Earth's atmosphere itself.

Angel

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Mr. Obama: How Good Can Obamacare Be When Harry Reid Exempts His Staff From It?


Even CNN realizes it.  Obama's Obamacare PR offensive will fail, as it is impossible to fool people with lies when they feel the actual pain on a personal level.  Obamacare means higher premiums, unaffordable deductables, increased taxes, more national debt, higher deficit, fewer doctors and hospitals, longer waiting times for treatment, poorer medical care, reduced research for new drugs, devices, and therapies. 

80% of Americans were happy with their health coverage before Obamacare.  So why didn't the law address the coverage for the remaining 20% alone?  Why was it necessary to re-engineer the entire healthcare system rather than change the rules for health insurance only.

Because the progressive left wants greater control over individual Americans, and they want to use this law as a mechanism to redistribute one-sixth of the American economy.  The by-product is that they have destroyed the best healthcare system in history.

Angel

Monday, December 2, 2013

Global Climate Status Report for 2013 Released by Space and Science Research Center


"The Earth has left the past era of global warming, caused primarily by the Sun, and is in the process of a rapid transition to a new cold climate. This next climate change is expected to last for at least the next forty years. The extent and depth of the cold weather produced in this new climate era is estimated to be the worst in over two hundred years. As such, it will likely be historic in scale and highly destructive globally in terms of crop damage and human suffering. Based on past cold climates of this type, the most likely outcome for this next climate change will be worldwide social, political and economic upheaval, and substantial loss of life."

Read the full report here.

Monday, November 18, 2013

One "Weird Trick" to Circumvent the Obamacare Nightmare



 I am shamelessly using the “weird trick” marketing ploy to alert readers who have individual policies to a very desirable alternative to being sucked into the nightmare of Obamacare.  My “weird trick” provides the following benefits:

1)     You will not need to go insane trying to enroll on the disastrously and irreparably broken Healthcare.gov website.
2)      You will not need to put your personal information at risk by giving it to an ex-ACORN employee at the Obamacare phone center (1-800 F1U-CKYO).
3)      You will contribute to the downfall of this misbegotten gateway to the socialist conversion of the US economy and enslavement of the populace (aka Obamacare) by not participating.
4)      You will not need to pay the John Roberts “tax” penalty to the IRS for not participating in this fiasco.
5)      You will not need to pay for “benefits” you don’t need or want, such as free contraceptives, unlimited abortions, or mental health care (although you may need therapy after constantly hearing Democrats try to justify why lying about Obamacare’s higher costs and lower quality was for your own good.)
6)      Best of all, you will pay considerably less for benefits that are roughly equivalent to your current (perhaps about to be cancelled) individual policy.  You may pay even less than an Obamacare policy that is eligible for subsidies.
The solution was revealed by someone in the insurance industry who called into the Rush Limbaugh radio program last Monday (scroll down to the last caller on the webpage).  It appears that “short-term” healthcare policies are exempt from the requirements of Obamacare.
Many healthcare insurance companies offer policies that expire after six to twelve months.  The premiums for these policies are much cheaper than standard policies with similar benefits, since the risk to the insurance company is limited by the duration of the policy.  The one drawback is that they do not cover pre-existing conditions.
Another potential risk exists if in the unlikely event Congress removes the requirement for insurance companies to accept enrollees with pre-existing conditions and you develop a serious illness.  In this case, the short-term policy could expire and leave you without coverage.  It seems highly improbable, though, that Congress would take that benefit away in the next year, especially with Obama at the ready to veto it.
President Obama has decreed that his imperial highness will not deign to enforce the law on those insurance companies that want to offer pre-Obamacare policies, at least until after the 2014 elections.  But what are the odds that insurance companies will have the inclination or the ability to offer them in time to enroll everyone whose policies will expire on January 1?
It ain’t gonna happen.  Insurance companies worked millions of man-hours and spent huge sums to comply with the new law.  You can’t put the genii back in the toothpaste tube, to use a mixed metaphor.
It will not be repealed as long as Obama is in office.  However, political necessity will force dramatic re-engineering of the law prior to the 2014 elections.   
Hopefully, Congress will gut it and rebuild it from scratch, providing coverage for pre-existing conditions and subsidies for the truly needy to be made available through the private market.  The addition of allowing insurance companies to compete nationwide and limitations on lawsuits would help to offset these costs.  Obama can keep his name on it to salvage his pride.  At least, this is my optimistic prognostication.  In any event, a short-term policy will allow you to stay above the fray, paying truly affordable premiums, until the dust settles. 
This can be a desirable alternative for anyone who currently purchases an individual policy and does not have a significant pre-existing condition.  It is especially viable for those young “invincibles” who would otherwise pay the exorbitant premiums needed to keep Obamacare afloat.  If enough take this route, Obamacare will sink before their short-term policies expire.
Andrew Thomas
as published in American Thinker