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.
As you are the video go-to guy here at Maggie's, I thought I would pass this on.
This is OT and just for fun.
I happened to catch an episode of Kolchak, The Night Stalker on you tube. Remember him?
Kolchak aired in the early 70s and was a contemporary horror show about a hard-boiled reporter who always just happened to be chasing stories with the supernatural element thrown in. In the end he would always be frustrated when no one would publish his fantastic stories.
Which brings us to the episode I viewed last night.
In the episode there is a candidate running for Illinois senator with a ‘sketchy’ or “no’ history and he is rapidly rising to the top. In fact he expects to be in the White House someday. He has sold his soul to the devil and this enables him to kill his political rivals and enemies. Naturally it is up to Kolchak to stop him.
Definitely not required viewing, but it is fun, especially if you enjoyed the show back in the day.
It is an hour show divided into four parts.
The "warming" of 0.09 deg C is not even that. What is reported at the Bishop Hill site is 0.09 +/- 0.19 deg C, which means that the error is twice the value of the alleged "warming", hence the range of allowable trends in temperature includes both zero (no warming at all) and even cooling. Plus, it's not stated at Bishop Hill whether the quoted uncertainty is 1 sigma, 2 sigma, or whatever, so the likelihood is that the 0.09 deg shift is as meaningless as a prediction by Punxsutawney Phil. What we are looking at, folks, is a classic case of academic malpractice.