We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Col. Douglas Mortimer:
“You know, when you consider that ‘We’re Saving The Planet’ is the
biggest power/money grabbing scam since ‘We’re Saving Your Souls,’
whoever leaked/released those e-mails and such is kind of like the
modern scientific equivalent of Martin Luther. This person/persons may
well have broken the backs of the Global Warming Priests who did
everything in their power to make sure that the common man, and those
who would oppose them, had no direct access to the Spoken Word of God.”
I think what's interesting about Obama is he is going to be at the U.N. [conference in Copenhagen] to announce the [new] policy about climate change on the basis of — nothing. He is going to be proposing what the House has passed — that he knows is not going to pass in the Senate. And we are actually a constitutional democracy where the president can't announce a policy unilaterally. It actually has to pass the two houses of the Congress, and our allies abroad know that, and they’re going to look at this announcement he is going to make and think it … extremely strange.
Photo: Christmas trees along the median of Park Avenue, NYC. Not yet lit.
I enjoyed "ClimateGate Aftermath" -- particularly one comment proclaiming that "the Earth is flat. I have a computer model that proves it. No one is allowed to see it." To which I'd add: "I also had raw data to prove it, but now that I've improved the data to make it more accurate, I've ditched the raw data, so no one is allowed it see it."
I've known some scientists who write excellent computer code. You don't have to be a "software engineer" to write clear, well documented, transparent code. As for these clowns at the CRU, if you are so desperate that you are reduced to reverse engineering your own computer subroutines and procedures, then you are in a deep dark place where no man should ever be. The revelations of such gross incompetence should serve as a warning to every climatologist and public official not to trust any model results these folks have ever released or any articles they have ever written for publication, including the words "it"s, "a"s, and "the"s.
Hussein could show real leadership and proper concern for the welfare of these United States by staying away from Copenhangen...The IPCC is in a state of upheaval with respect to climate-gate. Only fools and conspirators will continue the charade prior to a thorough house-cleaning at the IPCC...He is about to show us again what he is...