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Thursday, June 10, 2010

REINDEER NOT HAVING A BALL WITH GLOBAL WARMING

by  William Briggs
http://wmbriggs.com/blog/?p=2488
See if you have the smarts to follow this: global warming is going to cause “thick ice layers on top of [the] snow” in Norway, which will make “it harder for reindeer to reach the lichen that they feed on beneath.”
More global warming means more ice and less lichen. OK so far? Now, you are an ordinary, compassionate sort of fellow (or fellowette), are you not? You’d hate to see Santa forced to cancel Christmas because his heard of sleigh-pullers crapped out for the lack of lichen, isn’t that so?
What would you do? Well, if you were an intellectually inclined academic, first thing you’d think of is slicing the jingle bells off the males.
See, boy reindeer who retain their apparatii lose their antlers during the winter, while boys who were not quite quick enough to outrun the bite of the lead wolf retain theirs. This inversion of expectation, odd as it is, is the result of chemical interactions. It is a sort of compensation provided by Mother Nature for the poor dears who have suffered that most shocking of accidents.
Point is: this perfect negative correlation between packages and points is a fact which can be exploited in the fierce battle against global warming. If boy reindeer can keep their antlers, they can use them as shovels to dig through the ice and expose their dinners—which they will no doubt altruistically share with their conspecifics.
Eli Risten “Blades” Nergård of “Sami University College and the Norwegian School of Veterinary Science at the IPY Oslo Science Conference,” and thinker-upper of the above-mentioned plan, tells us that girl reindeer, lacking that which boy reindeer carry with them always, never lose their antlers.
But, he says—is this sexist?—girl reindeer don’t have the upper body strength to muscle through the ice. They must needs rely on the opposite sex to provide their meals. Yet because of rampaging global warming, Nergård expects there will be too much ice for antlerless boy reindeer to punch through the white to the green beneath.
Providing a mechanism for males to retain their antlers is a necessity, Nergård says, so that “females and young reindeer can exploit the holes made by castrated males.” Of course, the opposite will no longer be possible, if you understand me.
Anyway, Nergård would equip Norwegian biologists with scalpels and have them lurk in the folds of the fjords, and hide behind the spruce and majestic goat willow. When a boy reindeer walks by—slick!—it’s one more set of antlers that won’t drop off. I envision a system in which entrepreneurial environmentalists are paid by the number of furry marbles they collect.
No, I’m kidding. They’ll actually use tongs, and put the squeeze on. One can only wonder how they’ll get the reindeer to sit still for it. Perhaps they will patiently explain that the tongs are for their own good. After all, bearded men with PhDs have worked out what is optimal. How can un-degreed animals disagree?
Regardless of how they’ll force cooperation, they figure tongs are easier than the “traditional biting technique” used by the Sami people of northern Norway. Now that is a real man’s way to castrate.
Nergård has also been experimenting with “vaccines.” Apparently he is unaware that that word is reserved for curative or preventative treatments.
But shoot up reindeer with a syringe full of withering potion when they could use the “traditional biting technique”? Sigh. How far the Norwegians have come from the days of the Vikings.
Biologists insist that the government-program reindeer stand a better chance of survival than the “entire” males who were able to escape care. Further, the betonged reindeer won’t “lose weight and body condition during the rutting season.”
And there, dear reader, you have everything you need to know about why intellectuals are a danger not only to themselves, not only to others, but also to poor, defenseless woodland creatures. For I imagine that the government-program boy reindeer won’t partake of the annual rutting festivities with the same élan they used to before they were “helped.”
In fact, I don’t imagine that these “fortunates” will show much spirit when asked to dig up the ice, either. The winking of the girl reindeer certainly won’t be as effective as it used to. What we’ll probably end up with is a heard of listless, dour, dispirited animals whose malaise will just allow them to wander down to the nearest government office looking for a handout of free feed corn.
They won’t be playing in any reindeer games, either.
Thanks to reader Willie (Soon) for sending the original link.

HAYSTACK THAT BREAKS THE CAMEL'S BACK

The following response by Dr. Bob Carter  to the article 'France and Japan propose an IPCC for nature' is a terrific short summate re: AGW.

Noting the huge influence, nay stranglehold, that the IPCC has managed to

exert on development, the biologists have been quietly but determinedly
pursuing the set-up of a similar body for several if not many years.
Once again, the mainstream press will fail to investigate the Franco-Japanese proposal (not to mention its implications) in depth, and  if an "IPCC for Nature" should actually come to fruition then the current, already dangerous, situation will be compounded. Remembering that nearly  all western economies are currently being distorted by the AGW-power supply nonsense, another overlay of obstructionism that carries the imprimatur of the UN is likely to be the haystack that breaks the camel's back.

Bob Carter
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France and Japan propose an 'IPCC for nature'
Delegates from 97 countries meet in South Korea to hear plans for an international body to monitor destruction of flora and fauna  'Human wellbeing is utterly dependent on the natural world' .
Biodiversity crisis - species loss could cost us the Earth.
World governments are meeting this week to try to set up a new international
body that would put the global destruction of the natural world on an  equal
footing with the threat of climate change.
The proposed new organisation would be modelled on the Intergovernmental
 Panel for Climate Change (IPCC), which was set up 22 years ago. Since then, it has launched global warming and climate change to the top  of  the political and economic agenda.
To read the rest of the article, please go to:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/jun/09/france-japan-ipcc-for-natu

OBAMA'S DRILLING ANNOUNCEMENT HURTS MORE THAN IT HELPS

by Marita K. Noon

President Obama’s announcement Thursday ordering the suspension of work on 33 exploratory wells currently being drilled in the Gulf of Mexico was no surprise. The moratorium on new permits for deepwater wells was expected and the cancellation of a lease sale in the western Gulf of Mexico was par-for-the-course. Even the revocation of a proposed lease sale off the coast of Virginia and the halt to planned exploration off the coast of Alaska might have been foreseen.
Surely the Deepwater Horizon’s explosion and the subsequent massive oil leak is a disaster of epic proportions. The lives and livelihoods lost cannot be ignored. They need our prayers. All hands should be “on deck” to help clean up this catastrophic mess and get the population and ecosystems back on their feet.
But Obama’s political posturing hurts more than it helps.
The exploration wells and permits now on hold have been in the pipeline for years. Each represents hundreds of jobs as is evidenced by the 126 people who were on board the Deepwater Horizon on April 20th. And these are just the jobs on site. Each requires multiple-hundreds of support jobs, both on shore and off, and many more to manage the production. The process takes years of preparation and expertise to choreograph the equipment, exploration, and extraction.
While the President’s actions are not a surprise, the combination of the lost time and resource will come as a shock to the pocketbook of every American.
Just as we head into the summer diving season, gas prices—which before the cessation proclamation had been pleasantly low—are predicted to top those of the summer of 2008. The disaster did not adversely impact prices as that well was exploratory. It was not yet a part of the fuel supply.
However, to halt all exploration and potential new resources is like a frost killing an entire crop in one region. We still have lettuce, for example, but what we can get from other sources—both American and foreign, is suddenly more expensive because there is less to go around and it will be months before the damage to the supply chain can be bolstered. We can keep using it, but it will not be replaced. The frost is an act of God. The announcement Thursday is from someone who thinks he’s God.
The refineries have fuel now, but where will it come from next month, or the month after? There will be less to replace it so what we have now will instantly be more expensive.
Couple this with the administration’s push for some kind of global warming legislation. The current bill, Kerry/Lieberman, will hurt our cost-effective supply electricity from coal, will kill jobs in coal producing states and irreparably hit the pocketbooks of millions of Americans who depend heavily on coal-fueled power plants such as West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Wyoming and New Mexico.
Obama’s political posturing may appease his base, giving the sense that he is finally doing something, but it will hurt the lives and livelihoods of far more people and make all of our energy more expensive. What does he think we are going to do in the heat of the summer when people are literally dying of the heat because they can no longer afford to turn on their air conditioner? When the predicted hurricanes hit, how will people escape when gas shortages keep them from being able to fuel their cars? Obama admits that renewables are not there yet and that we’ll need traditional fuels for years to come.
Energy gives Americans life and livelihood. It provides jobs—more than ten million direct jobs in the combined energy industry.
We’ve seen multiple tragedies within the energy industry—many great Americans have died in their efforts to provide us with all-important energy. While the best brains in American are working to increase safety, improve efficiency, and discover additional resources, those workers did not die in vain. They are as important to everything that is America as are our troops fighting overseas. Each time we flip on a light, put gas in our cars, turn on our computers, use our cell phones, or are comforted by the convenience of climate control we should remember and give thanks for these brave Americans.
America needs more domestic energy production, not less.
We have an abundance of resource on shore—but much of that is off limits too!
Making us more dependant on dictators who wish us harm, hurts more than it helps.

Marita Noon is the executive director of the Citizens Alliance for Responsible Energy (CARE), a nonprofit organization operating from the platform of "Energy Makes America Great" and supports all domestic energy development. She can be reached at marita@responsiblenergy.org or www.responsiblenergy.org

Monday, June 7, 2010

BORDER TRUTHS - 6/6/10

This is not to scare anyone, just inform... jk
Following are updates on the AZ border - from people who LIVE there!


From Ed Ashurst who manages the Mallet Ranch next to Krentz' ranch.

Dear Friends,

People have been asking me since Rob Krentz's murder about the latest happenings here on the border. Things have been a little quieter here. although we have had several encounters with tired and bedraggled wetbbacks trying to go north. One was crippled and severely dehydrated, and the other was literally crying and begging for help. We fed and cared for them both.
Today I got a report from Kelly Kimbro, Warner Glenn's daughter. The Glenns are prominent ranchers in this area. Their ranch runs along the international boundary for 5 or 6 miles, 15 or so miles east of Douglas. They are also lion hunters of great renown. I helped them track Rob Krentz's murderer into Mexico the day after Rob was killed. They are very much involved in border issues and have a great relationship with law enforcement in the US and have many rancher friends south of the border.
Kelly told me that several days ago 2 border patrol agents encountered 8 heavily armed Federalise, several hundred yards north of the border fence. The Mexicans were armed with AK47 assault rifles and other sidearms. The US Border Patrol agents asked what they were doing and the Mexicans said that they were lost. The Mexicans then walked south into Mexico. The BP agents were told by their superiors that they should or could have arrested them. But wisely they chose to handle it a different way. Being they were out numbered 4 - 1 and heavily out-gunned, they no doubt did the right thing.
Matt McGoffin, another local rancher and full time customs agent, who has been very successful in catching dope smugglers, scouted this area the next day and found where these Mexicans had been prowling around over a larger area north of the border. He also tracked them to a cow camp a little south of the border and talked to the Mexican cowboy and his wife that live and work in this camp. These same eight men had beat the man almost to death. Their purpose was to intimidate and let him know they would be using the area as a base of operations. They were not Federalies, they were drug cartel employees dressed as police. This all happened in the Guadalupe Canyon area in the very corner of SE Arizona and just south of the border, 22 -23 miles south of our house.
Kelly Glenn Kimbro also told me the National Guard personnel being sent to this area will be office personnel assisting the BP in the Douglas office. They will not be deployed to the line to actually assist in apprehending illegals going north.
It is my belief that although footbackers going north looking for work could slow down for awhile (it has always ebbed and flowed being worse sometimes than others) the larger picture is getting increasingly uglier and there is a great deal more violence ahead. If you research and delve into it, there are many instances of the outlaws taking over the border area and causing much terror and harm to good Mexican people while elevating the scum who care nothing for law and order.
So anyway it's business as usual and anyone telling you different is a liar or uninformed! Ed
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In addition to Ed's report, I heard from a very reliable source that a couple (husband and wife) from Rodeo, NM was sent to weld the fence, in this same area, by the subcontractor that's been hired to repair it. Some Mexican men (probably some of the guys referred to in this update), harassed the, spit on them, threatened them and used foul language (in the presence of the woman) in an effort to stop them from making the repairs. It's getting rough and tumble down here. Keep us in your prayers!!    jk
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Sent: Sunday, June 06, 2010 6:40 PM

I don't know if you've heard about the Border Patrol agents who caught the Mexican police illegally in the US (the author of this refers to them as "Federalise," he means Federales). This occurred last week, and has not received any media attention yet. He believes that they were not Federales, but drug cartel members dressed in law enforcement uniforms.   Bill

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

DUTY, HONOR AND WHAT?

by Michael Connelly


The motto of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York is “Duty, Honor, Country” and it has been important to all the members of that august military school who have graduated from it and served our nation though the wars they have fought for many years. Yet, according to the current president of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama, (yes, I am being politically incorrect by citing his full name), that has now been changed to “Duty, Honor, and the New international Order”. In other words, our country is no longer relevant in his eyes.
On May 22nd when the President made his commencement address to the graduating cadets who have made it their job to defend our country, he effectively threw our nation under the bus and he stopped being the President of the United States and became the leader of the world, or at least his vision of that world. Unfortunately for him, the fact that most of the other leaders in the world now view him as a weakling and a joke didn’t faze him. His ego is too immense for that.
So what is this New International Order? Well, according to Obama, "The international order we seek is one that can resolve the challenges of our times,'" he said. "Countering violent extremism and insurgency; stopping the spread of nuclear weapons and securing nuclear materials; combating a changing climate and sustaining global growth; helping countries feed themselves and care for their sick; preventing conflict and healing its wounds." The response of these graduating cadets and their families was lukewarm at best. In fact, they appeared to be stunned by his remarks.
When you add to this speech the recent remarks the President made in his joint press conference with Mexican President Calderon, when he basically declared that our borders are no longer relevant we get a clear picture of where he plans to take us. This means that that anyone, including International terrorists who cross our borders for the sole purpose of killing Americans, are now free to enter our country.
I am a Constitutional lawyer and I believe in our Constitution so I analyze everything from that perspective. The Constitutional implications of this “New International Order” are immense and very dangerous to our country. There are few countries in our world that provide the protections to their citizens that we provide in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Most other nations do not aggressively protect freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and freedom of the press like we do. They do not protect their citizens from illegal searches and seizures or provide them the right to a speedy trial by a jury of their peers if they are charged with a crime. In addition, they certainly don’t protect the right of their citizens to “keep and bear arms.”
Yet, our President is making moves to side step these rights. He and his Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton, have decided to sign the United Nations “Small Arms Treaty,” which they believe will effectively destroy the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution. They believe they have the votes in the U.S. Senate to ratify this treaty and then start eliminating the weapons that many Americans keep in their homes for their personal protection.
However, they have a problem. In 1957 the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that International Treaties, even if signed by the President and ratified by the Senate, do not take precedence over the provisions of our Constitution. Obama hopes to avoid this by appointing new members to the Supreme Court that believe that the Constitution is no longer relevant and will support his view that he can do anything he wants through treaties. I don’t believe he has the votes yet in the Supreme Court to accomplish that, but we can take no chances. Sixty seven members of the U.S. Senate must vote to ratify such a treaty so we must inundate our Senators with phone calls, faxes, and emails to let them know they will be hdld accountable if they vote for ratification.
As Americans who cherish our freedom we must understand that this new “International Order” will destroy our legacy as a free people. We will be subjected to the will of a government that has no regard for us a nation, but instead subjects us to the rule of individuals with their own agendas that replace the rule of law on which our nation was founded. I for one am not a subject of the Government of Obama’s vision of the United States or of the United Nations. I am a free American and I live and if necessary will die as such.
I am an American who believes in the provisions of the U.S. Constitution that recognize my rights. These are not rights given to me by our government, but rights that are inherent and cannot be taken away by Congress or by the President. These include my right to freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of the press, and the right to keep and bear arms in defense of my family and my country. I will not allow these rights to be stolen from me by my government or some vague “new international order.
When I took my oath as an officer in the United States Army, I swore specifically as follows:
“I, Michael Connelly, having been appointed a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army under the conditions indicated in this document, do accept such appointment and do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter, so help me God.”
This oath is specific. I took it and pledged to defend my country and its principles as stated in the Constitution. I did not swear to support any individual such as a particular President of the United States or any political party and I certainly did not swear allegiance to a “New International Order.” Yet, while President Obama and members of Congress took a similar oath they are choosing to ignore it and attempt to subject us to the whims of a few individuals who will take us back to the days prior to the American Revolution when Americans were subjects of a European empire and not a free people.
I encourage everyone to read the Constitution and the Bill of Rights and then swear your allegiance to it. Here are two links to these critical documents: http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution_transcript.html, http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/bill_of_rights_transcript.html
Then let every member of Congress that represents you know that you have read these documents and intend to enforce them, and that you expect your elected representatives to abide by the oath of office they took to uphold the Constitution. Let them know that failure to do so will result in your vote against them in upcoming elections.
Duty, Honor, Country still has meaning to me and my fellow veterans, and I hope it has meaning to you too.
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mrobertc@hotmail.com

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

VOLCANIC ERUPTION IN ICELAND

A great conversation between  John Cribbs and Dr. Gordon Fulks.

All of you out there in Australia and across the globe who have fought so hard to tackle the hideous enemy of our planet, namely carbon emissions, you know ....that bogus god you worship - "Climate Change" or "Global Warming" ....well, I feel it is necessary to inform you of some bad news. It really does hurt me to have to bring you this most disappointing information.
Are you sitting down?
Okay, here's the bombshell. The current volcanic eruption going on in Iceland, since its first spewing of volcanic ash this past month or so, has, to this point, NEGATED EVERY SINGLE EFFORT you have made in the past five years to control CO2 emissions on our planet.
I know, I know.... (group hug)...it's very disheartening to realize that all of the carbon emission savings you have accomplished while suffering the inconvenience and expense of: driving a Prius hybrid, buying fabric grocery bags, sitting up till midnight to finish your kid's "The Green Revolution" science project, throwing out all of your non-green cleaning supplies, using only two squares of toilet paper, putting a brick in your toilet tank reservoir, selling your SUV and speedboat, going on vacation to a city park instead of Tasmania, nearly getting hit every day on your bicycle, replacing all of your $1 light bulbs with $10 light bulbs ...well, all of those things you have done have all gone down the tubes in just the past four days.
The volcanic ash emitted into the Earth's atmosphere in the past four days has totally erased every single effort you have made to reduce the evil beast, carbon. I'm so sorry. And I do wish I had a silver lining to this volanic ash cloud but the fact of the matter is that the bush fire season across the southern half of Australia will start in about four months and those fires will negate your efforts to reduce carbon in our world for the next two years.
But hey, give a tree a hug and have a nice day!
Plagiarised by John Cribbes, 7 Woodford Place, Sale Victoria
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Dear John,
Mother Nature certainly has a way of teaching her children to show a little respect when they get to feeling too self-important. Global Warming hysteria is built on our modern egos. We think we are so much more important than we really are. The ancient Egyptians correctly understood that the one true climate God was Amon Ra, the God of the Sun. Now four thousand years later, we believe it to be anthropogenic carbon dioxide or Al Gore! Is that progress?
Keep up the good work "down under." In the USA, we are never concerned about the world coming to an end this very day, because it is already tomorrow in Australia!
Gordon J. Fulks, PhD
Corbett, Oregon USA




























All of you out there in Australia and across the globe who have fought so hard to tackle the hideous enemy of our planet, namely carbon emissions, you know ....that bogus god you worship - "Climate Change" or "Global Warming" ....well, I feel it is necessary to inform you of some bad news. It really does hurt me to have to bring you this most disappointing information.



Are you sitting down?



Okay, here's the bombshell. The current volcanic eruption going on in Iceland, since its first spewing of volcanic ash this past month or so, has, to this point, NEGATED EVERY SINGLE EFFORT you have made in the past five years to control CO2 emissions on our planet.



I know, I know.... (group hug)...it's very disheartening to realize that all of the carbon emission savings you have accomplished while suffering the inconvenience and expense of: driving a Prius hybrid, buying fabric grocery bags, sitting up till midnight to finish your kid's "The Green Revolution" science project, throwing out all of your non-green cleaning supplies, using only two squares of toilet paper, putting a brick in your toilet tank reservoir, selling your SUV and speedboat, going on vacation to a city park instead of Tasmania, nearly getting hit every day on your bicycle, replacing all of your $1 light bulbs with $10 light bulbs ...well, all of those things you have done have all gone down the tubes in just the past four days.



The volcanic ash emitted into the Earth's atmosphere in the past four days has totally erased every single effort you have made to reduce the evil beast, carbon.



I'm so sorry. And I do wish I had a silver lining to this volanic ash cloud but the fact of the matter is that the bush fire season across the southern half of Australia will start in about four months and those fires will negate your efforts to reduce carbon in our world for the next two years.





But hey, give a tree a hug and have a nice day!



Plagiarised by John Cribbes, 7 Woodford Place, Sale Victoria 3850 tel (03) 5143 1053

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