November 30, 2016

McConnell and Trump

Daren Jonescu has an analysis of Trump's choice of Mitch McConnell's wife for his cabinet:

"http://darenjonescu.com/dr-mcconnell-and-mr-trump-part-i/

Dr. McConnell and Mr. Trump (Part I)

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Welcome to the Mitch McConnell Presidency

Well, ladies and gentlemen, I hate to say "I told you so,” but….

Alright, enough of the false modesty. Let’s start again.

AHEM! What was that I was saying eight months ago about Donald Trump being the Republican Party establishment’s perfect front man in this year of strong challenges to its powerfrom the grassroots conservative movement? A totally unprincipled cipher ready to be jerked around like a marionette by the only people he knows in Washington — the progressive establishmentarians (left and right) — all the while appealing, with his "brash” and "blunt” (read vulgar and moronic)manner to a certain kind ofgrassroots voter, namely oneso blinded by anger against the status quothat he’s ready totake advice from Roger Stone, to find wisdom in Alex Jones, to make excuses for bigots and "nationalists,” and generally to renege on all his former principles in the name of a few cleverbut disingenuousslogans from the mouth of a megalomaniacal blowhard (who happens to be a TV star).

When I looked at Trump’s political donation history, I found that his three biggest beneficiaries since he started donating to Republicans had been Mitch McConnell (up to just a few months before announcing his presidential run), Karl Rove, and John Boehner. The Trump cultists said "Pshaw!”


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Mich. certifies Trump winner. Too late for PA recount application.

Dana Mathewson

OK. So the fact that Michigan has certified Trump's win apparently does not rule out a recount.

I saw in another article that Wisconsin, while allowing the recount, does NOT intend to perform one statewide. That appears to be good news.

And of course, Pennsylvania is good news.

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The Real FAke News Problem

Wil Wirtanen

http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/media/307783-fake-news-isnt-the-problem-mainstream-news-with-an-agenda-is

'Fake news' isn't the problem — mainstream news with an agenda is

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Dumb Cuban Gets It


Dana Mathewson

Finally someone gets it!

CUBAN: 'I was dumb enough to think I would be able to talk people out of voting for Donald Trump'
Business Insider

Mark Cuban. Billionaire businessman Mark Cuban took to his blog recently to lay out how he believes President-elect Donald Trump was able to utilize the mainstream media to pull off a huge upset and win the election, adding he was "dumb" for thinking he could convince people to not vote for the bombastic real-estate magnate. In a post published earlier this month on Blog Maverick, Cuban said the Trump campaign was "a lot smarter and able to rally" mainstream media "haters" and turn them

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Delta Bans Passenger for Life over Anti-Trump Rant

Dana Mathewson

One is left to wonder if he'd have faced the same treatment for a pro-Hillary rant.

Delta bars passenger for life after his expletive-laced, pro-Trump rant on a flight
Business Insider
http://www.businessinsider.com/delta-ceo-ban-trump-rant-passenger-2016-11

Delta CEO Ed Bastian. Delta Air Lines has barred a passenger who went on an expletive-laced rant in support of President-elect Donald Trump onboard Flight 248 from Atlanta to Allentown, Pennsylvania, on November 22. "This individual displayed behavior that was loud, rude and disrespectful to his fellow customers," Delta CEO Ed Bastian wrote in a memo to employees. "He will never again be allowed on a Delta plane." In addition, Bastian said Delta will refund the tickets for passengers

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The Prof is a great example of a special kind of stupid

Wil Wirtanen

http://insider.foxnews.com/2016/11/28/castro-defender-de-la-pedraja-cuba-symbol-freedom-miami-dictator

Castro Defender: He Was 'A Symbol For People Seeking ...


A history professor from a western New York college clashed with Tucker Carlson over the merits of late dictator Fidel Castro's half-century of leadership in Cuba.

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The Electoral College explained via the 1960 World Series

While listening to Rush Limbaugh help a mother explain the fairness of the Electoral College to her voting daughter today, I came up with this simple analogy that might help others to make the same argument.

Here's what I wrote to Mr. Limbaugh:

Rush,

Hearing you talk about the Electoral College vote and how it relates to protecting smaller states (from the time of the ratification of the Constitution) jogged my memory concerning a baseball analogy from my childhood - and a bet made by two of my junior high school chums.

When the 1960 World Series (NY Yankees vs. Pittsburgh Pirates) was about to begin, one kid I knew placed a clever bet on who would score the most runs, no matter which team won four World Series games. The Yankees were major power hitters with Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, Yogi Berra, etc., and they were, indeed a lock to score more runs. In fact, even though the Yankees lost the Series in seven games thanks to Bill Mazoroski's famous home run, they still scored 28 more runs overall. This was thanks to games the Yankees won by scores of 16-3, 10-0 and 12-0. But the Yankees still did not deserve to win the Series.

Just as it would have been unfair to have the Yankees count their surplus winning runs in the previous or next Series game (analagous to the next U.S. state or multiple states), it is unfair and unjust to allow allow big states such as California or New York or Massachusetts to totally overwhelm the vote totals and political power of every other state in a Presidential Election. This is why there is a Union of many states and why even smaller states have two U.S. Senators. In fact, you can surprise many young people by telling them that there once was a major league baseball team called the Senators.

This is not the most profound of analogies but perhaps it is one of the most easy to understand ones, especially when talking to young people. Why would over forty other states want to be in a Union with a five or so states that could, because of their large populations, decide the Presidency every four years all by themselves, totally indifferent to the wishes of the smaller states?

I hope this example can aid somewhat in explaining the fairness of protecting the rights of population minorities in other states. The Democrat Party is all about protecting the rights of minorities - until such time as those minorities don't vote for Democrats.


Jack Kemp
former American Thinker contributor
Birdnow Aviary East Coast Editor   

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One of my favorite Townhall columnists

Dana Mathewson

Paul Greenberg. As good as it gets.

http://townhall.com/columnists/paulgreenberg/2016/11/28/and-so-it-goes-on-and-on-n2251977?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&newsletterad=

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Dennis Prager says "Merry Christmas"

Jack Kemp

Dennis Prager himself talks on camera for 5 min. at Youtube about how saying "Merry Christmas" is part of American society and he isn't offended - as a Jew - upon hearing it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwVpTYez82w

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Ohio State police officer hailed hero for quick reaction to campus attacker

Jack Kemp

MILO: On His First Day, Trump Could Stop More Ohio States from Happening


by Milo29 Nov 201652

Ohio State University, where I recently gave a lecture, has become the latest scene of apparent bloodthirsty Islamic terrorism.

An 18-year-old Somali refugee reportedly ran his car into a group of pedestrians on campus, before attacking them with a knife. At least 9 people have been injured, although thankfully there are no deathsyet — except for the attacker, but I was talking aboutreal people.
The immigrant, by the way, came to the US just a few years ago. He’s an Obama-era addition to America. And hewas at a public school, meaning taxpayer money was spent on his education. Perhaps some enterprisingstudent journalist will let us know how much.
The attack was carried out with a car and a knife, so naturally leftists — including the man who was almost Vice President — and the mainstream (fake news) media are already blaming Ohio’s lack of gun control.
Ohio is one of the most gun-friendly states in the U.S., with both concealed and open carry permitted https://t.co/v7xdqSR8qQ pic.twitter.com/hcnh3Yv3OB
— Yahoo News (@YahooNews) November 28, 2016

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November 28, 2016

Stealing Votes for Fun and Profit

Timothy Birdnow

Here is an article about illegal zoters in Pennsylvania. Turns out the Pennsylvania DMV automatically registers people when they get driver's licences, and illegals can get driver's licences. And guess what? Almost all of the illegals are registered as Democrats.

There were millions of illegal votes cast nationwide this election cycle, and they were likely all for Hillary. I doubt she won the popular vote.

According to Tyler Durden at Zerohedge:

"Over the past few weeks, we've written frequently about allegations of voter fraud from around the country. The key swing state of Virginia, in particular, seems to be a hotbed of potential corruption as evidenced by the actions of 19 year old "Young Virginia Democrat", Andrew Spieles, who allegedly acted alone to re-register a bunch of dead voters in his home state (see our post here). Then there were the efforts of Virginia's governor, and long-time Clinton confidant, Terry McAuliffe to register 200,000 felons to vote.

But Virginia, isn't the only state with questionable voter registration practices. Fraudulent voter registrations have been uncovered in Colorado, where dead people were found to be voting multiple years after their death, and in Washington where the Turkish-born, non-citizen who killed five people at the Cascade Mall massacre has apparently been voting for years.

Now, the latest voter registration fraud comes from the "City of Brotherly Love" where, according to LifeZette, an investigation by Joseph Vanderhulst, an attorney with the Public Interest Legal Foundation, revealed that 86 "non-citizens" have been registered to vote in Phildelphia for years with half of them casting ballots in at least 1 election. What's worse, the only reason Philadelphia election officials were even able to identify the "non-citizen" voters was because they had self-reported that they were erroneously registered to vote after a trip to the DMV to get a drivers license. According to Vanderhulst's investigation, the DMV "errs on the side of registering voters" if there are any discrepancies on their forms. "

End excerpt.

This is something we should not let go of; the Democrats have been pulling this for decades, and our side has to win by millions to have any chance. It's time to break this machine they have built to steal elections. Stealing elections is far worse than robbing a liquor store or whatnot; the thief only gets away with what was in the cash drawer by robbing a shopkeeper while the vote thief steals billions of dollars from taxpayers.

Donald Trump needs to promote a "war on illicit voting".

In ancient Athens it was a death penalty to tamper with the voting process. America needs something comparable.

on illegal voting in Virginia.]


And True the Vote
agrees that millions of illegal votes were cast - and counted.

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A Hundred papers on the Solar Influence on Climate

Timothy Birdnow

Over a hundred papers link solar activity to global warming in the last year, yet the media refuses to report on them. See [lik=http://notrickszone.com/2016/11/21/the-sun-climate-connection-over-100-scientific-papers-from-2016-link-solar-forcing-to-climate-change/#sthash.aLJhwvQm.dpbs]here.

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November 27, 2016

Rise in Shootings in Florida

Dana Mathewson

Two ways to look at this:
Liberals: Change the law
Conservatives: Change the behavior

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/11/27/florida-sees-killings-increase-after-passage-stand-your-ground-gun-law-study-says.html

Florida’s controversial "stand your ground” law was associated with a sharp increase in killings in the state, according to a new study whose lead author said he hoped it would prompt lawmakers to re-examine the impact of the law and consider changing it.

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Lies my Global Warming Science Propogandists Told Me

Timothy Birdnow

Here is an example of monumentally dishonest writing and a reason to think global warming alarmists are simply dishonest creeps. This article actually tries to make the case that Captain Cook's 1778 record "proves" that we have man made global warming.

1778? That was the peak of the Little Ice Age, a very cold period in history.

The article talks about a private cruise ship with passengers simmering in jacuzzis and eating gourmet food and then speaks of the ice encountered by Cook.

First, modern cruise ships are HEATED and of course they have jacuzzis with hot water. To use this as proof that the Arctic is boiling over is beyond ridiculous; Cook didn't have the benefits of electric heat, gas fired boilers, nuclear power, etc. At best he may have had some fires for cooking. And, without refrigeration, Cook couldn't carry gourmet food.

And the Northwest Passage has been open in summer many times before; see here/ and here.

And while this was originally published in the Seattle Times, it was reposted at Physorg, a site claiming to be promoting science. This illustrates how Global Warming is a superstition, one that reason simply cannot be allowed to deal with.

I found this in Judith Curry:

This story is monstrously dishonest. Cook made his voyage during teh Little Ice Age and so naturally there was summer ice. The Northwest Passage has been open numerous times. In fact, the HMS Investigator traversed the Northewest Passage as early as 1850, the end of the LIA. And there was mention of the Passage being open in the 1930's. during the summer.

"In 1932, a Soviet expedition led by Professor Otto Yulievich Schmidt was the first to sail all the way from Arkhangelsk to the Bering Strait in the same summer without wintering en route. After a couple more trial runs, in 1933 and 1934, the Northern Sea Route was officially defined and open and commercial exploitation began in 1935. The next year, part of the Baltic Fleet made the passage to the Pacific where armed conflict with Japan was looming [link]

The ‘Arctic Circle’ was an organisation based in Ottawa. Their annual ‘Arctic circular’ provides fascinating insights into the period. These short excerpts do not do justice to the publication which details many interesting facts about all facets of arctic life in the 1940’s.

This item from 1949 refers to page 3 of this document; [link]

"During the last three decades there has been a marked change in the climate of the Arctic which is being felt throughout the northern hemisphere where, especially, the mean temperature of the winters has increased considerably. In the North American sector this change is perhaps best understood and also most marked in Greenland, where long meteorological records exist from a number of points on the west coast, Thus at Jakobshavn, in latitude 690 13 North, the mean winter temperature for the years 1913-1922 was about 5 degrees F above the mean of 50 years and that of 1923-1932 almost 10.0 degrees F. above. In 1935-1936 the mean for the winter at Godhavn was 13.40 higher than the normal at the end of last century, that of Godthaab 7.60 and at Julianehaab 9.8oF. Increasing temperatures are not limited to the air; sea temperatures also have increased and while the amplitude is not so great, the result is even more profound and far reaching.”

This from page 4:

"The warming of the arctic seas has caused a diminishing of the arctic drift ice, which again has improved shipping conditions. In the 1907-1917 period Norwegian coal mines in Spitsbergen were able to load and export coal an average of 94 days each season, while 20 years later this period has been extended to 192 days. In 1878-80 Nordenskjold in the Vega was the first to navigate the North East Passage, but to do this he had to winter twice. In 1936 a convoy of fourteen Russian ships mode the trip in one season without encountering serious ice difficulties and during the last war this northern Sea route was used extensively by Soviet shipping. During 1942-45 even war ships, which are especially vulnerable to ice, were able to reach Thule without difficulty.

The seas around Greenland have also been remarkably open in later years. The east coast, which frequently remained completely blocked by pack-ice, in 1931-33 was almost free from ice. "

And this:

"In 1941-42 the low-powered, 80 ton R.C.M.P. schooner St. Roch made the North West Passage for the first time from the Pacific to the Atlantic and again in 1944 in the opposite direction in only 87 days.”

Historical footnote: Larsen, an experienced arctic seaman who commanded the vessel noted:
"The three seasons of the short Arctic Summers from 1940-42 had been extremely bad for navigation, the worst consecutive three I had experienced as far as ice and weather conditions were concerned, and in my remaining years in the Arctic I never saw their like.”

This allows us to observe that whilst Arctic conditions were often highly favourable for something like three decades, there were intermittent periods during the early years of World War 2 when the ice returned, but then abated again.

From page 5 of the ‘Arctic Circular’ comes this observation;

"The warming of the arctic seas has profoundly affected marine life. The Irminger Current, that branch of the Gulf Stream which washes the south western part of Greenland’s west coast, can now be traced as far north as Melville Bay. The increase in sea temperature of Greenland waters, varying from 5 to 8 degrees F., has brought the Atlantic Cod and the halibut, besides numerous other Atlantic fishes to Greenland, so that today the fishing banks off the west coast are among the richest in the world. At the same time many arctic marine animals, including the beluga or white whale, the arctic cod and the capelin, to mention only a few, have retreated north.”

It also notes the harsh conditions in 1946 and 1947 and the exceptionally ice free conditions in 1948 on Page 17;

"Throughout the north mean temperatures were well above normal for the months of June and July except in the area of coastal and south-eastern Labrador (North East Canada). The highest temperatures recorded were in many cases 10 to 20 degrees (F) higher than the mean maximum computed over a considerable period of years. Arctic Bay (Canada) with a normal mean maximum of 510 F in July, reported a maximum temperature of 680 F and a mean temperature of 46°F as compared with the normal mean of 43°F. Nottingham Island with a mean maximum temperature of 490 F for July and a mean of’ 42°F reported a mean of 49 degrees F and a maximum of 680 F.” (Mention is also made of very icy conditions in 1941)

And this;

"In this connection it is interesting to note that the amount of water released by the melting of glaciers has already caused a measurable increase in the level of the Oceans.”

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Obama's Parting Energy Gift to America

Timothy Birdnow

In one of his parting gifts to the American People Barack Obama plans to screw up the energy system for as long as possible. According to oilprice.com:

"And the rules also have some important financial effects. For solar projects, they will decrease the amount of rent and fees paid to the government — although will increase the amount of capital that solar developers must commit up front.

Importantly, the rules also grant solar developers a guaranteed 30-year lease. Which gives greater certainty to new projects.

Wind power developers, by contrast, will see rents and fees rise. With some insiders in the wind industry saying the new rules will make new projects on public lands a challenge to get off the ground.

Elsewhere, the Obama administration has also pushed through final rules restricting flaring of natural gas in the petroleum industry. A move that was met by immediate lawsuits from the states of Wyoming and Montana, who are seeking to overturn the restrictions.

Obama has also been active on the mining front. With the Department of Interior moving to withdraw 30,000 acres of public lands near Yellowstone National Park from licensing for gold exploration. Existing licenses in the area will be honoured, but new issuances will be forbidden for at least the next two years."

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So he is trying to force his successors to accept long term solar land leaces, and stop "flares" which is teh release of methane gas - a biproduct of drilling. In other words, he seeks to do what he has done since becoming President, namely, to constipate the oil industry by plugging the back end.

I would call Mr. Obama a creep, but it would be an insult to creeps everywhere.

Oh, by the way, Goldman Sachs, the Wall Street corporate sponsor of the obama Administration (which has a finger int the Trump pie too - Steve Bannon was a former exec.) is calling for higher oil prices. You know; we need higher oil prices so people can stop driving so far and pay more for heat and air conditioning. Can't have the rubes living too well!

Here is their reasoning:

"Higher oil prices lead to a wave of capital that flows into major oil producing countries such as Saudi Arabia. Unable to use all the capital, Saudi Arabia sends the excess savings back into the global financial system. Banks then use that capital to lend. Interest rates also fall as the financial markets are more liquid. The end result is lower interest rates, more financial liquidity, higher asset values and ultimately greater consumer confidence. In short, higher oil prices could boost economic growth."

End excerpt.

No mention is made of all the money these Arab fiefdoms will give to terrorist organizations. Why worry, when we can get a few pennies of this to improve our balance sheets? What does it matter if a few hundred thousand or million Christians or Jews or Bahai or Hindus or Buddhists are massacred? They don't contribute to the balance sheet!

War is very, very expensive. If we keep the money rolling in to the Jihadists we keep it going. How much have the Syrian refugees cost Europe?

This is globalist crony capitalism at it's most despicable.


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Pope Francis Mourns Fidel Castro

Timothy Birdnow

Pope Francis, who never met a communist he didn't like, is grief stricken over the death of murderous monster Fidel Castro.

According to Yahoo News:

"Francis expressed his condolences in a Spanish-language message to Fidel's brother, President Raul Castro on Saturday.

The pope, who met Fidel Castro when he visited Cuba last year, said he had received the "sad news" and added: "I express to you my sentiments of grief."

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Now the Pope should probably pray for Castro since eternal damnation is a fate worse than all the pain and suffering the evil Fidel inflicted (and it was monumental) and as Christians we are supposed to pray for our enemies and even the most evil. But expressing sadness? Francis should have expressed sadness for Castro's victims, and used this as a teachable moment. He should have expressed regret that Mr. Castro was so willing to throw away his own soul and cause so much suffering. That Francis instead expressed sorrow to Raul Castro is evidence in my mind that the Pope is a fellow traveller with the Cuban slave camp.

Remember, it was likely Pope Francis who prevailed on Barack Obama to open relations with Castro's slave market. And Francis has allowed the return of Liberation Theology, a neo-Marxist faux Christian movement that was banned and suppressed by Saint John Paul II and Pope Benedict.

Burgoglio should have remained a cardinal; the red color of his vestments suited him.

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It was Obama and not the Russians who Torpedoed Hillary

Dana Mathewson

No comment.

http://observer.com/2016/11/the-kremlin-didnt-sink-hillary-obama-did/

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Five stages of climate grief

Paul Driessen

Happy Thanksgiving ! I hope you had wonderful dinners, surrounded by friends and family.

My article this week examines the new stages of grief that climate alarmists are now going through: denial, anger, bargaining, intolerance and defiance. Those stages were on full display in Marrakech, Morocco a few days ago, and are evident every day across the USA.

It also offers President-Elect Trump some suggestions for important points and probing questions that he could raise, while keeping an "open mind” on the "dangerous manmade climate change” issue and studying it "very closely.” An open mind is a good thing, it suggests. But so are his businessman’s characteristics of exercising due diligence, trusting but verifying, and firing those he catches lying or providing the climate equivalent of shoddy work and substandard concrete

Five stages of climate grief

President Trump could help – and force climate alarmists to answer questions they’ve ignored


Paul Driessen

Ever since the elections, our media, schools, workplaces and houses of worship have presented stories showcasing the stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.

Liberal-progressive snowflakes are wallowing in denial, anger and depression. They cannot work, attend class or take exams. They need safe "healing” spaces, Play-Doh, comfort critters and counseling. Too many throw tirades equating Donald Trump with Adolph Hitler, while too few are actually moving to Canada, New Zeeland or Jupiter, after solemnly promising they would.

Nouveau grief is also characterized by the elimination of bargaining and acceptance – and their replacement by two new stages: intolerance for other views and defiance or even riots. Sadly, it appears these new stages have become a dominant, permanent, shameful feature of liberal policies and politics.

The Left has long been intolerant of alternative viewpoints. Refusing to engage or debate, banning or forcibly removing books and posters, threatening and silencing contrarians, disinviting or shouting down conservative speakers, denying tax exempt status to opposing political groups, even criminalizing and prosecuting climate change "deniers” – have all become trademark tactics. Defiance and riots were rare during the Obama years, simply because his government enforced lib-prog ideologies and policies.

Liberals view government as their domain, their reason for being, far too important to be left to "poorly educated” rural and small-town voters, blue-collar workers or other "deplorable” elements. Liberals may not care what we do in our bedrooms, but they intend to control everything outside those four walls.

They are aghast that over 90% of all US counties and county equivalents voted for Trump. They’re incensed that President Trump and Republicans in Congress, 33 governor’s offices and 69 of 99 state legislatures nationwide will likely review and reform policies, laws and regulations on a host of issues.

Above all, they are outraged over what might happen to their "dangerous manmade climate change” mantra. It was supposed to be their ticket to endless extravaganzas at 5-star venues in exotic locales – their trump card for controlling the world’s energy, economy, livelihoods and living standards.

That is why they demand that only their "facts” be heard on the "consensus science” supporting policies they say are essential to prevent a "disastrous” 2º C (3.6º F) rise from 1850 levels, when the Little Ice Age ended (and the modern industrial era began). It’s why the Paris climate agreement tells developed nations to keep fossil fuels in the ground, roll back their economies and reduce their living standards – while giving $100 billion per year to poor countries for climate mitigation and reparation.

That, in turn, is why developing countries eagerly signed the Paris accord, bringing it into force and effect just before this year’s climate confab in Marrakech. They would not be required to reduce their fossil fuel use or greenhouse gas emissions. And they – or at least their governing classes – would receive trillions of dollars over the coming decades. Countless thousands were thus in jolly spirits as they flew giant fuel-guzzling, GHG-spewing jetliners into Morocco for the historic event.

But then, on the third day, news of the US elections brought misery and mayhem to Marrakech. Event organizers had tolerated credentialed Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow representatives handing out Climate Hustle DVDs http://www.climatehustle.org/and discussing Real World climate science and energy development. But when CFACT erected a Donald Trump cutout and shredded a copy of the Paris accord, they sent armed police to forcibly end the educational event and boot the impudent non-believers out of the hallowed conference.http://www.climatedepot.com/2016/11/16/un-armed-security-shuts-down-skeptics-after-trump-event-shredded-un-climate-treaty-at-summit/

Marrakech may have marked the zenith of the religious-political climate movement. President-Elect Trump has long held that there is likely "some connectivity” between human actions and the climate – but he has also said it is a "hoax” to say humans are now causing catastrophic global warming and climate change. He also says he has an "open mind” on the issue and will be studying it "very closely.”

Here are a few important facts and probing questions that he could raise, to get the ball rolling.

1) The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was formed to detect and assess possible human influences on global climate systems, amid many natural forces. However, it soon began looking only at human influences. Now it claims warming, cooling and weather are driven only by human emissions. How and why did this happen? How can alarmists ignore the powerful natural forces, focus solely on air emissions associated with fossil fuel use – and call it solid, honest, empirical, consensus science?

2) Your "manmade climate chaos” thesis – and computer models that support it – implicitly assume that fossil fuel emissions and feedbacks they generate have replaced numerous powerful natural forces that have driven climate cycles and extreme weather events throughout Earth and human history. What caused the ice ages and interglacial periods, Medieval Warm Period, Little Ice Age, Anasazi and Mayan droughts, and other major climate and weather events – before fossil fuel emissions took over?

Where did all those natural forces go? Why are they no longer functioning? Who stole them? When did they stop ruling the climate: in 1850, 1900, 1950 … or perhaps 1990, after the IPCC was established?

3) You claim climate and weather patterns are already "unprecedented” and increasingly cataclysmic. But even as plant-fertilizing CO2 levels continue to climb, average global temperatures have risen barely 0.1 degrees the past two decades, amid a major El Niño. Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets are growing at record rates. Seas are rising at barely seven inches per century. It has now been a record eleven years since a category 3-5 hurricane struck the US mainland; the previous record was nine years, 1860 to 1869. The 2016 US tornado count was the lowest on record. Where are the unprecedented cataclysms?

4) Your computer models begin with the assumption or assertion that increasing levels of carbon dioxide will cause rapidly, dangerously rising global temperatures, and more extreme weather events. But if this assumption is wrong, so are your models, projections and scenarios. It’s garbage in / garbage out. And in fact your models have been wrong – dramatically and consistently, year after year. When will you fix them? When will they factor in data and analyses for solar, cosmic ray, oceanic and other natural forces?

5) The manmade climate cataclysm community has refused to discuss or debate its data, methodologies, analyses and conclusions with those whom you call "skeptics” or "deniers.” 97% consensus, case closed, you say. What do you fear from open, robust debate? What manipulated data or other tricks are you trying to hide? Why are you afraid to put your cards on the table, lay out your supposed evidence – and duke it out? Do you really think taxpayers should give you one more dime under these circumstances?

6) The FDA and other federal agencies require that applications for drugs, medical devices and permits for projects include extensive raw data, lab and project methodologies, and other information. Your modeling and other work is largely paid for with taxpayer money, and used to determine public policies. Why should you be allowed to hide your data and methodologies, treat them as proprietary, refuse to share them with Congress or "realist” scientists, and refuse to engage in a full peer-review process?

7) EPA’s "social cost of carbon” scheme blames everything imaginable on fossil fuels – but totally ignores the huge benefits of using these fuels. Isn’t that misleading, disingenuous, even fraudulent?

8) America already produces more ethanol than it can use. Now EPA wants another 1.2 billion gallons blended into our gasoline. Why should we do this – considering the land, water, environmental, CO2, fuel efficiency and other costs, rampant fraud in the RIN program, and impacts on small refiners? If we replace all fossil fuels with biofuels, how much land, water, fertilizer and energy would that require?

9) Wind turbines are land intensive, heavily subsidized and exempted from most environmental rules. They kill millions of birds and bats. Their electricity is expensive and unreliable, and requires fossil fuel backup generators. Why should this industry be exempted from endangered species laws – and allowed to conduct bogus mortality studies, and prevent independent investigators from reviewing the work?

Mr. Trump, keep an open mind. But keep exercising due diligence. Trust, but verify. And fire anyone who lies or refuses to answer, or provides the climate equivalent of shoddy work and substandard concrete.

Paul Driessen is senior policy analyst for the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow (www.CFACT.org), and author of Eco-Imperialism: Green power - Black death and other books on the environment.

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November 26, 2016

Making America Safe for Fidel Castro


Selwyn Duke observes:

"Recount Queen Jill Stein had said Hillary would get us into WWIII. Now she's trying to get Hillary in office. Thermonuclear war 2016, Jill?"

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And a word from Tim McNab:

"When people call your candidate Hitler and tremble in fear, remember when they talk about how great Castro is."


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Hillary's Continued Attempt to Steal Election

Timothy Birdnow

Here is more on Hillary's plot to steal the election.

Jill Stein, Green Party candidate, raise over 3 million dollars in just a few hours from a dubious source - which appears to be a bot. It is likely the Clinton campaign funneled this money to Stein so Hillary can keep her hands clean. One must raise over 2.5 million dollars to ask for a recount.

Stein's demand for a recount is a moot point from her perspective; she has no hope of winning anything. This is clearly at the behest of Hillary.

This isn't over yet, folks.

postscript; Hillary is joining the recount effort.
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/11/clinton-campaign-lawyer-hillary-will-join-steins-recount-efforts-un-elect-trump/

The World lost one tyrant in Fidel Castro, and now another one is trying to take his place.

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