December 28, 2021

The Fall of Google

Timothy Birdnow

Well.

Google is Dethroned as World's Most Popular Website

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What is the Great Reset?

"So ... what IS the "Great Reset"?
An international conspiracy between powerful bankers, business leaders, and government officials; closed-door meetings in the Swiss Alps; and calls for a radical transformation of every society on earth — the Great Reset sounds like it's one villain with an eyepatch away from the plot of the next James Bond movie.
Unfortunately, the Great Reset is NOT fiction. It is a HIGHLY influential movement among the world's powerful elites to "reset" the global economy using banks, government programs, and environmental, social, and governance metrics. If the Great Reset is finalized, it would put substantial economic and social power in the hands of large corporations, international institutions, banks, and government officials, including Joe Biden, the United Nations, and many of the members of the World Economic Forum. Yes, even MORE power than they have now.
Stopping the Great Reset begins with understanding what we're up against. "
-- Glenn Beck

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But Fear Itself

David Nabhan

"You need to love your freedom more than you're afraid of a germ."--RFK Jr.
"If I had three shots and a couple of boosters and STILL got smallpox, I'd have some questions."--someone just as smart as RFK Jr.

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Energy Poverty

Richard Cronin

From: "A History of Central Banking and the Enslavement of Mankind” (4th edition 2019)

"… the rising cost of extracting energy, also known as the ‘energy return on energy invested’ (EROEI) is rapidly approaching a ‘tipping point’ (sound familiar ?) ….. In 1990 the theoretical cost of energy was 2.43 % of GDP, 4.7 % in 2010, expected to be 9.6% by 2020, rise to 15% by 2030. This decline in energy returns ….will lead to wide spread closure of mines and industries and adversely affect agriculture, predicates a very substantial drop in living standards.”

In the United Kingdom, according to the first official definition (1991), which is still unofficially used in other countries, "a household is said to be energy impoverished if it needs to spend more than 10% of its income on fuel to maintain an adequate level of warmth.

Translation: We are already impoverished by energy costs and it will only get worse. Humanity has reached the mythical "tipping point”. Citizens of developing nations are already suffering …. and dying. We’re next under the Build Back Better and the "Unreliables” promoted therein.

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It Could Be, It Might Be...

John Lees

NEWSFLASH. The 27 year long satellite record of sea level "may" detect the effects of man-made global warming (i.e. forced acceleration) - at some point in the future!!
"While the dominant features in the acceleration pattern can be attributed to internal variability, there is an indication that the forced acceleration pattern may emerge as the record continues to lengthen".
So there you have it. One day it might be possible to detect something happening. You just never know...


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December 27, 2021

We Are Facing Threats to Our Democracy by Those Alleging False Threats to Our Democracy

Dana Mathewson


Brad Slager at Red State writes:

The use of vile distractions is employed by those posing the biggest threats to democracy.

It has become a tiresome dose of hysterics in 2021. Ever since the riot that took place in the Capitol on January 6, the Democrats and the press (yes, yes, I know) have been in a constant state of issuing warnings. That event, and the suspicions behind the efficacy of the preceding election, have been described as being a direct threat to our democracy. That the riot –not an insurrection– did not damage the democracy is hardly an issue for the accusers. It did not even impact the verification vote, as it was held that same evening.

Yet we are constantly being told that almost any action or proposal by Republicans is a threat to our democratic system of government. Vice President Kamala Harris fumbled mightily Sunday as she showed how this claim has become the rote narrative from her administration, her party, and the media complex. She stepped on a rake as she appeared with Margaret Brennan on Face The Nation and tried to push this narrative.

When asked by Brennan what she considered to be the biggest threat to our national security Harris responded,"​Frankly, one of them is our democracy.” She eventually came around to correctly restate her comment, yet it is more than a shining example of her incompetent public performances – this was, after all not a live interview flub but a taped segment where she could have asked to rerecord her comment. It also displays how this topic is an automatic response anymore from the left side of the political spectrum.

All year, we have seen this accusatory rhetoric spread out from just the riot being an attack on our political system. Items as diverse as states passing voter integrity laws to gerrymandering are said to possibly topple our governmental foundation. Claims have been made that even repealing abortion laws and "radicalized Christianity” are threatening our democracy. These threats are always said to derive from the same source, with some even declaring the mere existence of Republicans constitutes the end of our political norms.

 
 

I'll just add my tuppence about Kammie Harris's remark quoted here: When asked by Brennan what she considered to be the biggest threat to our national security Harris responded,"​Frankly, one of them is our democracy.” It sounds like she just made a slip-up of the sort that's common in the Biden White House. But I think she said exactly what she meant -- and then wanted to try to cover it up.

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Cross Breakers

Timothy Birdnow

Muslims continue to hate the Cross and seek to break it.

Does anyone really think Islam is a religion that accepts other faiths, or can be reformed?

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Bad Rogers!

Warner Todd Huston

VIDEO: Aaron Rodgers, Fox Sports’ Erin Andrews Blasted for Hugging After ‘Socially Distanced’ Interview

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Not Ready for Prime Time

From Frank Lasee

https://dailycaller.com/2021/12/23/electric-vehicle-charging-price-joe-biden-tesla/?fbclid=IwAR1vojJ5wwOJd9lZoF2yyo2b05FDFadFiSSDmlcm1tzQdGXlIYAPymNsXcA

""One reason to be suspicious of electric cars overall, is that we haven’t solved any of the real problems that we’ve always thought they had,” said Michael Shellenberger, a climate expert who founded the group Environmental Progress.”

Tim adds:

If we had there would be a robust market for electric cars and the government wouldn't have to subsidize and mandate their sale. That this is occurring is proof they aren't ready for prime time.

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If You are Wrong You're Wrong

"It does not matter who you are, or how smart you are, or what title you have, or how many of you there are, and certainly not how many papers your side has published, if your prediction is wrong then your hypothesis is wrong. Period.”

Richard Feynman

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Null Sea Level Rise Acceleration

John Lees

Sea level rise acceleration in the satellite altimeter record is statistically equivalent to zero. According to this paper in Nature from scientists at Delft Uni. Remote Sensing.
A rare confirmation of the null hypothesis. As far as we can tell from 27 years of satellite data, nothing is happening.
This is actually from last year, I must have missed this at the time.

Full paper, here: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-47340-z?proof=t

I have spent some considerable time attempting to discern where it is that Church, Nerem, Jevrejeva et al pull their claimed massive acceleration in the late 20th century from.
Something very curious is occurring. I'm inclined to conclude that very bad data (much of it from the Indian Ocean) is receiving heavy weighting due to the sparsity of good data for that vast area of water.

Lyle Hancock Sr. adds:

The bias I've seen repeated in several papers is the PSMSL record is rather discontinuous for a number of in-situ gauge records. There is a tendency to eliminate discontinuous records for more complete gauge records. The problem is most of the complete gauge records are close to large cities and suffer from significant subsidence from groundwater extraction and land development.

Using four different modeling methods, each addressing different kinds of data dropouts, I did a complete reconstruction of the discontinuous records to include them in the analysis, which gave a much better spatial representation of global sea-level trends and a longer usable history. The conclusion of my paper was the global SLR is rather insignificant.

Mr. Lees replies:

This example is quite close to home (for me, just across the Irish Sea). It is simply impossible that the sea level is the cause of the sudden rate change seen in this graph. Something has clearly happened to this critical gauge or the site upon which it stands. And yet that conclusion seems to be brushed aside, in favour of taking this to be an indication of the 20th century acceleration.
Terrible nonsense:

May be an image of text that says 'L Mean 3.6 Harbourmaster Port Autherity NTGN 1979 1900 1990 Time 2000 2018 219 Monthly MHW in Dublin from the Port Authority, Greene, Harbourmaster, and NTGN datasets. Good agreement is found between the records indicating consistent datum definition, with only a small adjustment of 0.008 m to the Greene dataset for complete reconciliation.'


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NY Times Ordered to Stop Harrassment of Conservative Groups

Richard Cronin

The New Yawk Slimes. Why are we not surprised?

Judge rules The New York Times must destroy documents and not publish reporting on conservative group


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Russia Blinks

Timothy Birdnow

Good news! De-escalation begins. I was really worried we would stumble into some damned fool war.

Russia Withdraws 10,000 Troops from Ukrainian Border Ahead of Planned Negotiations Next Month

I remember the Cuban Missile Crisis when Secretary of State Dean Rusk famously stated "we're eyeball to eyeball and I think the other fellow just blinked."

HOWEVER....

One wonders what Mr. Biden has signaled he is willing to give up:

"You must give us guarantees, and immediately – now," he said regarding a proposal Russia handed to the United States this month in a move to defuse tensions over Ukraine.

Putin claimed the U.S. had responded positively to the security proposal and said he was hopeful about negotiations next year in Geneva, Reuters reported.

Putin's demands were quite outrageous and should have been rejected. But Biden has no plan to deal with him and no credibility left anywhere. He'll cut a deal and he'll count on the media not reporting what it is but crediting him with a great foreign affairs victory. He needs one going into an election year.

Watch for the Mother of All Surrenders when negotiations come in earnest.

I would add that Putin is only removing 10,000 of a hundred thousand troops. It allows Putin to pretend to be a peacemaker but keeping the big stick in hand.

Russians love chess, and Putin plays chess matches. I wonder just how many moves the old KGB thug is ahead of President Fixodent.

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December 26, 2021

Heroes

Timothy Birdnow

I've always thought that would make a great movie. The nurses were all crying; they had never seen a child come out of a diabetic coma before. And ALL of them were coming out of their comas! A room of over a hundred children were awakening from a death slumber! Can you imagine that?

And Banting and Best sold the rights to insulin to Ely Lilly for ONE DOLLAR because they wanted it to get to market immediately. They were sitting on a drug t made that could have made them rich beyond their wildest dreams but they gave it all up for the welfare of others. It's a sad state of affairs that now there is no generic insulin and diabetics have to pay through the nose for a life-saving substance that the creators gave up for free.

Also, Banting had had two assistants and had to let one go during the summer because of costs. The other - Charles Herbert Best - simply assisted Frederick Banting in his work (Banting was a digestion specialist who realized that insulin could not be given orally.)

Banting gave full credit to Best and their names remain linked until this day. He was a true man among men.


Cosmos Up:

Before Insulin, the only option for Type 1 diabetics, was the starvation diet. To control their blood sugar they were limited on their food in take. This could prolong death by up to 2 years. 2 years was the longest a diabetic could go without insulin. January 1922 was the first time insulin was given to a human. Dr. Banting went into a hospital room full of children with Diabetes most of them unconscious. Administered insulin to everyone in the room. By the time he administered to the last child the first one woke up. The room went from one of hopelessness to a room of celebration and joy. The child in this picture is a Type 1 diabetic child shown before insulin and after


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The Global Weather Bureaus Can Fudge Historical Records To Lie About Climate Change, But Historical Newspaper Records Can't Be Altered - Yet.

James Doogue

This video shows the world experienced major weather events in the 1970's including devastating droughts, floods, and tropical storms (Cyclones and Hurricanes). Millions of people were truly dying from these events. At the same time, global temperatures had been cooling from the 1940's leading many climate and NASA scientists to warn of a coming ice age.

If Greta Thunberg had been around in the 1970's, and could contain her fear and rage, she would be demanding the world do something to stop the cooling.

The cooling historical facts can't be made to disappear without wiping out the historical newspaper records of the times.

However as Tony Heller shows in this video, our meteorological agencies have tampered with the historical temperature record to wipe out the cooling period from the 1940's to 1970's.

Now if you look at the 'adjusted' and homogenised global temperature records, including the adjusted temperature records provided by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, that cooling period has been removed.

They have done this by 'cooling' the period before the 1940's to show a false, gradual warming slope.

If the world was dangerously warming, it wouldn't be necessary to adjust the temperature record to support those false claims.

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Why pubescent, or post pubescent males, shouldn't be allowed to compete in Women's sports.

James Doogue

Willis Eschenbach collected the data below showing every key track and field women's world record in the second column. In the first column is a women's record beating time, distance or height achieved by boys aged 14 or 15 years of age.

Whether it's athletics, tennis, soccer, cricket, baseball, swimming, almost anything, the best male youths aged around 15 will beat the world's best women.

The only cases I can think of where this isn't true is where finesse rather than strength or height are an issue. Sports such as diving, synchronised swimming, artistic gymnastics, shooting, figure skating, snow boarding and certain other gym events, sailing, maybe even white water kayaking, women are on more of an even playing field, or have an advantage over males.

This shouldn't even be a matter of debate. If males who choose to transition to, or identify as females want to play sports, then they should do so in the male competition, or in 'mixed' events, or even consider separate competitions. Or simply accept they shouldn't be competing with actual females.

This isn't an issue I lose any sleep over, but it's sad we live in a society where some sports organisations are so desperate to appear 'inclusive', they are prepared to throw females competitors under the bus.
May be an image of text that says 'Event 100m 200m Boys (Age) 10.20 (15) Women 400m 10.49 800m 20.89 (14) 46.96 (14) 21.34 1000m 47.60 1500m 1:53.28 Mile 2:28.98 1:51.23 (14) 2:26.30 (15) 3:48.37 (14) 4:08.80 (15) 14:10.92 (15) 5000m 3:50.07 4:12.33 400m Hurdles High Jump 14:11.15 51.14 (15) Pole Vault 52.16 Long Jump 2.09m 2.17m (14) 5.33m (15) 7.85m (15) 16.63m (15) Triple Jump 5.06m Shot Put 7.52m Discus 15.50m 23.86m (15) 77.68m (15) Hammer Throw 22.63m Javelin 85.17m (14) 76.80m 82.98m 74.24m (14) 72.28m'

Tim adds:

On Saturdays a television channel I get runs the reality show "Alone" and I have taken to watching it. Women never win. They don't win because they are not physically able to win. They lack the body mass to survive the starvation, and just can't do some of the things the men can. Oh, and they usually spend too much energy nesting; the men just slap up a meager shelter and call it good, while the women seem to generally devote a lot of calories to making a shelter a home. The point is this translates to sports just as well. There are real limitations on women because of body mass and size and whatnot, be it in sports or in a contest for survival.

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No Jingling

Warner Todd Huston

War On Christmas: new York Grade School Cancels 'Jingle Bells'

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How Dumb Are The Bureau of Meteorology?

James Doogue

You'd think in a big place like Western Australia it wouldn't be too hard to find locations to put weather stations where accurate measurements can be taken without being influenced variables not related to climate.

In talking about the weather to a Northern Hemisphere friend, I was drawn to make the following observations about Perth's temperature records:

We apparently had a record high for Christmas day in Perth, and I think the Christmas/New Year is set to be one of the hottest.

I don't get too excited about such records nowadays because I often find when I drill down into the records, that they have been truncated excluding all records before 1910, or they have been homogenised and 'adjusted' the temperature record, with early 1900's 'cooled-off' to give a false impression of a continuous warming over the 1900's. This removes the historical cooling period between the 1940's and 1970's after which most of the world's climate scientists thought we were heading towards an ice age.

And of course there's the Urban Heat Island effect which even our ABC once recognised. https://joannenova.com.au/2020/02/abc-suddenly-notices-the-heat-island-effect-in-cities/

The official Perth temperature was originally taken from a grassy, wooded hill near our old parliament House. Then it was moved down to near the Australian Broadcasting Network at the East End of our CBD. It was virtually in the car park. Then it was moved to a hot sandy lot next to a main road in East Perth. Now the official site for Perth Temperature records is in another sandy lot next to one of our younger university campuses in Mt Lawley.

As you can see from the satellite picture of the weather station which has collected official Perth temperature since 2003, it's perfectly situated to gather extreme summer high temperatures being in a sand pit.

We have a tradition of going to the beach in the morning in summer. Not too many go in the afternoon because the sand is too hot to walk or lay on. So unless you have good footwear, and sit on the wet sand, the beach on a hot summer afternoon is too unpleasant because of the hot sand.

In the winter, and in the evening, that Bureau of Meteorology position is ideally located to pick up some warmth from the heat sink roadway and of course the university campus nearby.

As with other areas, we are told to 'trust the science'. But how can we trust climate scientists dumb enough to situate a weather station in a location with so many none climate related variables impacting the temperature record?

That's not to say it wasn't hot the last couple of days and won't be for a couple more. We are getting the winds coming straight off the desert.

Meanwhile most of Eastern and Southern Australia enjoyed a cooler than average Christmas and Boxing Day.

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Herd Impunity

Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd. ~Bertrand Russell

(Book: Unpopular Essays

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Hot Christmas

James Doogue sends this observation from the Land Down Under:

We had a lovely family Christmas lunch. I think the temperature outside got to 43°C so we pretty much stayed in the air-conditionin g. We were missing two of our boys, one through Covid, the other travelling to see the in-laws. It gets harder to get everyone together in the one place at Christmas. The cousins missed the youngest two granddaughters but managed to have a fun time.

Shelly did a great job with the food and looked fantastic at the same time.


Shelly insists on having a big roast meal at Christmas, which is the English tradition.

I've spent some Christmases in the northern hemisphere and some were white Christmases. I've even had a Christmas in Antarctica which was pretty special.

We apparently had a record high for Christmas day in Perth, and I think the Christmas/New Year is set to be one of the hottest.

I don't get too excited about such records nowadays because I often find when I drill down into the records, that they have been truncated excluding all records before 1910, or they have been homogenised and 'adjusted' the temperature record, with early 1900's 'cooled-off' to give a false impression of a continuous warming over the 1900's. This removes the historical cooling period between the 1940's and 1970's after which most of the world's climate scientists thought we were heading towards an ice age.

And of course there's the Urban Heat Island effect.

The official Perth temperature was originally taken from a grassy, wooded hill near our old parliament House. Then it was moved down to near the Australian Broadcasting Network at the East End of our CBD. It was virtually in the car park. Then it was moved to a hot sandy lot next to a main road in East Perth. Now the official site for Perth Temperature records is in another sandy lot next to one of our younger university campuses in Mt Lawley.

The weather station which has collected official Perth temperature since 2003, is perfectly situated to gather extreme summer high temperatures being in a sand pit.

We have a tradition of going to the beach in the morning in summer. Not too many go in the afternoon because the sand is too hot to walk or lay on. So unless you have good footwear, and sit on the wet sand, the beach on a hot summer afternoon is too unpleasant because of the hot sand.

In the winter, and in the evening, that Bureau of Meteorology position is ideally located to pick up some warmth from the heat sink roadway and of course the university campus nearby.

As with other areas, we are told to 'trust the science'. But how can we trust climate scientists dumb enough to situate a weather station in a location with so many none climate related variables impacting the temperature record?

That's not to say it wasn't hot the last couple of days and won't be for a couple more. We are getting the winds coming straight off the desert.

Meanwhile most of Eastern and Southern Australia enjoyed a cooler than average Christmas and Boxing Day.

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