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Well the elections are nearly here and it seems that all the stops have been pulled out to stop what could a massive route of the Democrats up for reelection. Every old trick in the electoral rigging book is being tried.
Unfortunately the world has changed and the internet now provides the masses with a tool to challenge such abuses.
When such abuses are found they are quickly posted online and the results have been interesting, Chicago had “accidentally” delayed sending out postal ballots and once this was pointed out they are now scrambling to mail them out.
So it seems that the days of Tammany Hall are looking more doomed than ever. The internet is a game changer for democracy it allows us the people to stay better informed and mobilize as never before on the left and right.
Obama used the internet to mobilize the left and a disenchanted center to win the 2008 election. The right has finally woken up and seen it’s potential as well much to the ire of the left.
The Tea party would never have grown so far and fast without the internet as the MSM deliberately ignored the movement to try and halt it’s growth.
So it will be interesting to see what happens November 2nd.

What has this to do with Banana wrangling well firstly I have no idea what they are but here is some Banana Music.

Secondly ask Farney honest I’m not responsible for the Fannie and Freddie debacle Brank.

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Adolph Hitler
Adolph Hitler.
Joseph Stalin
Joseph Stalin.
Freidrich Nietzche
Friedrich Nietzche.
Village People
Village People.

Where to start a moustache or mustache can lend dignity to any aspiring megalomaniac dictator it change a man from looking like a 14 year old to one with gravitas or dignity.
Or if you are an aspiring syphilitic philosopher you can aim for that special crazy look.
Then again what should make a man look like a real man can well lets face it can make you look gayer than you may already have been.
Lets think about great men with moustaches, we have Mark Spitz olympic gold medal winner. Groucho Marx, Asterix the Gaul, Mark Twain, Burt Reynolds, Sean Connery, Salvador Dali and of course Elvis.Different styles

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Well it looks like climate change as a scare is nearly dead and buried and it’s followers half heartedly are going through the motions.

So what next for these green eco warriors what can they do with their sad lonely lives full of hatred and bile for people.  Well just in time we have the looming threat of the next big mass extinction and the subsequent loss of biodiversity.

Three guesses who will be to blame and the solution, yes you guessed it there are way too many people on the planet putting pressure on the worlds eco systems, the solution get rid of those people.

We have heard about the honey bees and the frogs and how it must be us who are destroying them, the rain forest.  I have lots of thoughts about those three and a more probable reason why we are in an extinction event, which I will talk about later.

To put it in perspective I have included this clip about what a truly massive extinction is all about when 90% of life perished.

So give me your thoughts as it is early days yet but the UN is already meeting about it this.   This will be a tougher nut to crack than climate change as we are talking fluffy cute seals, dolphins and pandas and nothing gets the aww factor going than cute mammals being endangered.

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Well I can thank them  for something a new blog, contrary to what we were told that censorship and moderation on the James Delingpole blog would be light it has become an ideological battle ground once more with the usual pretend characters popping up such as Fabian Solutions reporting people left and right and claiming homophobia, racism, europhobia, misogyny, islamophobia and any phobia it could think of.  The mods as usual agree with this loathesome creature and immediately show their personal biases as definitely left of centre.

When the comments of people who are saying the equivalent of golly gosh darn it are being removed we know things have gone too far.

I posted this on the JD blog I do not expect it to survive but this how I feel things are.

“It has been brought to my attention that because of the terms and conditions of the DT this is how any future discussion will take place firstly humour is not allowed, no disparaging of the religion of peace or same sex relationships.
Here is a sample conversation for you to follow.
Bob “I disagree with AGW”
Susie “I believe in AGW”
Bob and Susan “We agree to disagree, goodnight and toodle pip”.
A censor immediately misunderstands the terms toodle pip and automatically bans them for life for being racist, homophobic, misogynistic and islamophobic just to be sure they throw in xenophobic.
Any deviation from this message will be met with extreme censorship just like in Cuba or China.”

So I dedicate this song to censors everywhere.

 

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This interesting I quit the APS resignation letter needs to be published as many times on the internet to show just how far the AGW crowd will go to deny real scientific debate.

Dear Curt:
When I first joined the American Physical Society sixty-seven years ago it was much smaller, much gentler, and as yet uncorrupted by the money flood (a threat against which Dwight Eisenhower warned a half-century ago). Indeed, the choice of physics as a profession was then a guarantor of a life of poverty and abstinence—it was World War II that changed all that. The prospect of worldly gain drove few physicists. As recently as thirty-five years ago, when I chaired the first APS study of a contentious social/scientific issue, The Reactor Safety Study, though there were zealots aplenty on the outside there was no hint of inordinate pressure on us as physicists. We were therefore able to produce what I believe was and is an honest appraisal of the situation at that time. We were further enabled by the presence of an oversight committee consisting of Pief Panofsky, Vicki Weisskopf, and Hans Bethe, all towering physicists beyond reproach. I was proud of what we did in a charged atmosphere. In the end the oversight committee, in its report to the APS President, noted the complete independence in which we did the job, and predicted that the report would be attacked from both sides. What greater tribute could there be?

How different it is now. The giants no longer walk the earth, and the money flood has become the raison d’être of much physics research, the vital sustenance of much more, and it provides the support for untold numbers of professional jobs. For reasons that will soon become clear my former pride at being an APS Fellow all these years has been turned into shame, and I am forced, with no pleasure at all, to offer you my resignation from the Society.

It is of course, the global warming scam, with the (literally) trillions of dollars driving it, that has corrupted so many scientists, and has carried APS before it like a rogue wave. It is the greatest and most successful pseudoscientific fraud I have seen in my long life as a physicist. Anyone who has the faintest doubt that this is so should force himself to read the ClimateGate documents, which lay it bare. (Montford’s book organizes the facts very well.) I don’t believe that any real physicist, nay scientist, can read that stuff without revulsion. I would almost make that revulsion a definition of the word scientist.

So what has the APS, as an organization, done in the face of this challenge? It has accepted the corruption as the norm, and gone along with it. For example:

1. About a year ago a few of us sent an e-mail on the subject to a fraction of the membership. APS ignored the issues, but the then President immediately launched a hostile investigation of where we got the e-mail addresses. In its better days, APS used to encourage discussion of important issues, and indeed the Constitution cites that as its principal purpose. No more. Everything that has been done in the last year has been designed to silence debate

2. The appallingly tendentious APS statement on Climate Change was apparently written in a hurry by a few people over lunch, and is certainly not representative of the talents of APS members as I have long known them. So a few of us petitioned the Council to reconsider it. One of the outstanding marks of (in)distinction in the Statement was the poison word incontrovertible, which describes few items in physics, certainly not this one. In response APS appointed a secret committee that never met, never troubled to speak to any skeptics, yet endorsed the Statement in its entirety. (They did admit that the tone was a bit strong, but amazingly kept the poison word incontrovertible to describe the evidence, a position supported by no one.) In the end, the Council kept the original statement, word for word, but approved a far longer “explanatory” screed, admitting that there were uncertainties, but brushing them aside to give blanket approval to the original. The original Statement, which still stands as the APS position, also contains what I consider pompous and asinine advice to all world governments, as if the APS were master of the universe. It is not, and I am embarrassed that our leaders seem to think it is. This is not fun and games, these are serious matters involving vast fractions of our national substance, and the reputation of the Society as a scientific society is at stake.

3. In the interim the ClimateGate scandal broke into the news, and the machinations of the principal alarmists were revealed to the world. It was a fraud on a scale I have never seen, and I lack the words to describe its enormity. Effect on the APS position: none. None at all. This is not science; other forces are at work.

4. So a few of us tried to bring science into the act (that is, after all, the alleged and historic purpose of APS), and collected the necessary 200+ signatures to bring to the Council a proposal for a Topical Group on Climate Science, thinking that open discussion of the scientific issues, in the best tradition of physics, would be beneficial to all, and also a contribution to the nation. I might note that it was not easy to collect the signatures, since you denied us the use of the APS membership list. We conformed in every way with the requirements of the APS Constitution, and described in great detail what we had in mind—simply to bring the subject into the open.<

5. To our amazement, Constitution be damned, you declined to accept our petition, but instead used your own control of the mailing list to run a poll on the members’ interest in a TG on Climate and the Environment. You did ask the members if they would sign a petition to form a TG on your yet-to-be-defined subject, but provided no petition, and got lots of affirmative responses. (If you had asked about sex you would have gotten more expressions of interest.) There was of course no such petition or proposal, and you have now dropped the Environment part, so the whole matter is moot. (Any lawyer will tell you that you cannot collect signatures on a vague petition, and then fill in whatever you like.) The entire purpose of this exercise was to avoid your constitutional responsibility to take our petition to the Council.

6. As of now you have formed still another secret and stacked committee to organize your own TG, simply ignoring our lawful petition.

APS management has gamed the problem from the beginning, to suppress serious conversation about the merits of the climate change claims. Do you wonder that I have lost confidence in the organization?

I do feel the need to add one note, and this is conjecture, since it is always risky to discuss other people’s motives. This scheming at APS HQ is so bizarre that there cannot be a simple explanation for it. Some have held that the physicists of today are not as smart as they used to be, but I don’t think that is an issue. I think it is the money, exactly what Eisenhower warned about a half-century ago. There are indeed trillions of dollars involved, to say nothing of the fame and glory (and frequent trips to exotic islands) that go with being a member of the club. Your own Physics Department (of which you are chairman) would lose millions a year if the global warming bubble burst. When Penn State absolved Mike Mann of wrongdoing, and the University of East Anglia did the same for Phil Jones, they cannot have been unaware of the financial penalty for doing otherwise. As the old saying goes, you don’t have to be a weatherman to know which way the wind is blowing. Since I am no philosopher, I’m not going to explore at just which point enlightened self-interest crosses the line into corruption, but a careful reading of the ClimateGate releases makes it clear that this is not an academic question.

I want no part of it, so please accept my resignation. APS no longer represents me, but I hope we are still friends.
Hal

Harold Lewis is Emeritus Professor of Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, former Chairman; Former member Defense Science Board, chmn of Technology panel; Chairman DSB study on Nuclear Winter; Former member Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; Former member, President’s Nuclear Safety Oversight Committee; Chairman APS study on Nuclear Reactor Safety
Chairman Risk Assessment Review Group; Co-founder and former Chairman of JASON; Former member USAF Scientific Advisory Board; Served in US Navy in WW II; books: Technological Risk (about, surprise, technological risk) and Why Flip a Coin (about decision making)

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Zulu Dinner Parties.

If it was possible to assemble a dinner party from any time in history and language was not an issue whom would you invite and most importantly is why.

Would you also invite a Zulu?

Most importantly what would you serve them for dinner.

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Well today was interesting with the 10:10 movie No Pressure well enough has been said about that video so no point dwelling on it here.

What caught my attention is why are all the AGW supporting female trolls always lesbians and I don’t mean the cute kind in the kind of movies I have never watched honest.

No we get the bull dyke butch dominatrix feminist NOW supporting man haters the ones who consider all men as rapists.  Why do they always hold such extreme views.  Are there any lesbians anywhere that are just nice normal people who are not quite so angry or politicized.

More importantly what is a LGBT is that like a BLT sandwich and what is magic ingredient G it can not be Guacamole because that would be yucky.

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