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Monday, September 4. 2023
Early ancestral bottleneck could've spelled the end for modern humans
Jordan Peterson Says He Will Move To Broadcast Mandated Social Media Training
Only Thing Today’s Avant-Garde ‘Artists’ Challenge is Our Patience - And some of their work is literally ‘wretched’
Corporate Media Gripped A Nation In "Climate Anxiety" Despite Scientists Who Say 'No Emergency'
This teacher is fed up with disrespectful students. She can’t do her job if students are swearing, stealing, and destroying property.
7th Grader Kicked Out Of Class For Gadsden Patch, Teacher Falsely Claims ‘Slavery’ Origins
College Students Are Struggling With Basic Math and Professors Are Blaming the Pandemic. “We’re talking about college-level pre-calculus and calculus classes, and students cannot even add one-half and one-third.”
San Francisco's Homeless Ticking Time Bomb - the majority of the city's homelessness budget goes to keeping people in no-contingency housing units, permanently.
The Whole Idea Behind Homeless Advocacy Is To Not Solve The Problem
City Of Chicago Sues Murder Victims For Not Getting Out Of The Way Of Bullets
Glenn Youngkin’s Quest to Keep Virginia From Becoming Illinois
‘Seismic Shift’ in Labor Law, Easing Unionization of Workplaces, Likely To Face Court Test ‘Within a Year’
British Court Rules That Competent & Conscious Patient Can Be Denied Life-Sustaining Treatment Against Her Will
Are 500,000 dead and wounded in Ukraine enough? Apparently not.
The realists were right. As the much-hyped counteroffensive against Russian forces stalls, the West is falling out of love with Ukraine and Volodymyr Zelensky.
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Keep in mind that 97% of climate scientists agree that man-made climate change is a very real concern. Well, 97% of legitimate climate scientists. And by legitimate climate scientists I mean climate scientists that agree that climate change is a very real concern. As a matter of fact, that's how you can tell who is a legitimate climate scientist and who is not.
Jerryskids: by legitimate climate scientists I mean climate scientists that agree that climate change is a very real concern.
Well, no. Scientists are those people who study the natural world, and then publish their findings before their peers: including those who launch satellites to observe the Earth; or mount expeditions to the polar regions to collect ice core data; or deploy advanced robotic buoys to measure the chemical and thermal properties of the oceans; or float radiosondes to collect atmospheric data; all of which to be published before their scientific peers.
The first thing that the faux climate scientists did was alter the historical data so that the current temperatures looked worse than they are. IF that is science then I have a bridge to sell you. It would appear that not only do our children and young adults not learn reading writing and arithmetic in schools they also don't learn how a grift works. The evidence of the grift is there for all to see. The evidence of man caused climate change is missing and must be fabricated. Simple as that.
To be fair, altering the historical record wasn't the first thing they did. It came after getting caught building models that produced 'hockey stick' outputs with random noise as inputs.
Neither the media or the 'science' publications will stand up to, much less, call out the bullying of the usual promoters of AGW. That is the usual pathetic condition of todays 'science' that has become the cult theology of the elitist political class. This marxist class has purchased the results they need to continue their thuggery and they damn well will protect their investment by any means necessary.
"don't be to hard on the model" and how the science group report is modified by the government group . Such comedy.
OneGuy: The first thing that the faux climate scientists did was alter the historical data so that the current temperatures looked worse than they are.
Independent reanalysis of the raw surface temperature data has confirmed the warming trend. See et al. Rohde et al., A New Estimate of the Average Earth Surface Land Temperature, Geoinformatics & Geostatistics 2013. Observations by satellites also independently confirm the warming trend. See here.
Absolutely there is a warming trend. That is what happens after a mini ice age ends. It was predicted and is happening but so far a little slower than estimated. If all goes well we should reach "normal" temperatures soon. And that's a good thing. Global cooling, which is cyclical too and will happen sooner or later, and is very unfriendly to human life and much worse than the cyclical global warming that allows us to grow more food and live a better life. So I'll take and enjoy the cyclical warming trend.
OneGuy: Absolutely there is a warming trend. That is what happens after a mini ice age ends. It was predicted and is happening but so far a little slower than estimated.
You have yet to adequately answer wherefrom the additional heat.
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I wonder if any amount of data could convince you that man’s presence, and activity on the earth is neither, except on a micro scale, detrimental nor catastrophic to the environment. What would happen to your mental state, if such evidence existed? Would you be happy and relieved? Or would you find some other eminent danger, caused by the existence of humanity, in which to bludgeon this blog with.
B. Hammer: I wonder if any amount of data could convince you that man’s presence, and activity on the earth is neither, except on a micro scale, detrimental nor catastrophic to the environment.
We reach our positions from the consideration of facts. The evidence strongly supports anthropogenic global warming.
The issue is how best to respond to the problem. Draconian measures that overly inhibit economic growth will be ineffective and doomed to failure. Economic development is essential to affording the transition and for the technological innovation that will be required. On the other hand, the industrial infrastructure gets replaced every generation or so. Upgrading as this occurs has many benefits. Humans built the current infrastructure. There is every reason to believe they can rebuild it.
Quibble-DickZ: The evidence strongly supports anthropogenic global warming.
Except when it doesn't.
"wherefrom the additional heat"
From the sun. 100% of the heat comes from the sun. Sometimes earth is further from the sun and receives less heat, sometimes it is closer and receives more. Sometimes the sun emits more heat/energy, sometimes less. These and other factors are all know cyclical events that allow heating and cooling of earth. Man and his works are less than a pimple on the universe in their effect on our climate. it is 100% the Milankovitch cycles that control our climate and temperatures.
OneGuy: From the sun.
Changes in solar irradiance are certainly worth considering, especially as changes in solar irradiance have been linked to previous climatic variations. However:
Volcanism is also an important mechanism of climate change, especially over geological time periods. In any case:
According to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture emphasis on the Scientific Method (objective, rational linear thinking, cause and effect relationships, and quantitative emphasis) is an aspect of WHITENESS and White culture.
So racist, Zach-bot.
"British doctors are seeking to take a 19-year-old critically ill female patient off the intensive care despite her objections and those of her parents."
A simple matter of 'who pays, decides', in a socialized medicine setting? It could be. But what the doctors and administrators are controlling is not treatment, but choice. The woman wants to travel elsewhere, out of the UK and its health system, for experimental treatment. A fully-conscious, competent and sane patient is being denied the freedom of movement to seek life-extending treatment elsewhere.
It's not just about 'who pays, decides'. Her denial of treatment and life-extension has been decided against her favor by the 'Court of Protection'. Kafkaesque satire? In the UK, as in Canada, you are meat - and you are owned.
In this situation I could see a father or even a mother choosing to impose the same fate on whomever makes this decision. If you kill enough "little Eichmann's" this ends. If you don't it gets worse.
"Early ancestral bottleneck could've spelled the end for modern humans."
It is always a combination of humorous yet sad when intellectuals struggle to understand something that God's children already know. The "ancestral bottleneck" was a lot smaller than intellectuals have discovered. It was 8 humans who survived the worldwide catastrophe when people became so wicked that God decided to have a do-over.
I suspect 1280 and 2 are well within the margin of error when your trying to measure over hundreds of thousands of years.
This is what happens when feral cows take over a remote Alaskan island
Take over an island?
Castaways would be a more accurate term. They didn't invade the island. They were abandoned and left there.
It's interesting to me that cows have survived in such a harsh environment for so long without human management and supplemental feed during the winter.
The author clearly doesn't want them there.
And the little tidbit about her carrying pepper spray to defend herself from attacking cows was a revealing insight on her colossal ignorance of bovines. She was terrified of them.
Environmental journalism funding. Providing support for the anti-cattle/livestock movement. She prefers birds and gophers. Cow farts seems to be driving the environment/AGW crowd towards insanity. I wonder if the 'Karens' of the earlier nomadic tribes were as terrified of the mammoths?
The Little-Known Land Fraud That Changed American History
Comrade commissar Youngkin is shirking by not wanting unions (CPUSA) to turn Virginia into the glorious peoples republic of Illinois (CPUSA) we are all in this together.
To each according to his need, workers of the world unite.
NYC (CPUSA) could use the drones to fine people for having food outdoors or if anyone smiles or makes a comment critical of esteemed CPUSA party member comrade Adams.
Remember when they killed Eric Garner for selling "loosey" single cigarettes due to the almost $15 a pack price in NY caused by taxes, they could use the drones to stop any redistribution of tobacco products.
Glorious socialist utopias aren't cheap.
The ugly soulless "modern art" could be painted on the side of Eastern Bloc housing for the demoralization of the taxable unit serfs of the New Civility unity hive collective.
500,000 is just warming up for the war pigs in the imperial sewer pipe swamp and they can plant some more Magic Soil for an increase in cannon fodder.
Meanwhile RF has ten times the amount of meat grinder feed.
The Baizuo Karens of the faculty lounge HR department are fierce warlords right up there with Sun Tzu and von Clausewitz and they will lead to us to 1000 years of glorious victories on a world conquering tour.
Si se puede, forward!
A recent article intended to spread fear may have backfired: https://westernrifleshooters.us/2023/09/04/rtwt-rus-military-manpower-discussion/
The intent is to say that Ukraine by defending itself has angered the Russians so badly that now they will invade other countries. Well, duh! Wasn't that the original concern that the Russians invading Ukraine was just the first step in them invading other countries that they used to have control over? But those opposed to Ukraine defending themselves denied that belief that Russia was the aggressor. All they wanted was to free the majority Russian areas or Ukraine from those mean Ukrainians. So what now? Let them take Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia? Then after that perhaps Poland and Finland.
Russia looks at the Ukraine the same way it looked at East Germany, as more trouble than it is worth. Far better to trade with them than to occupy them. Drone warfare seems to be on the rise so I rather expect that is any of the Baltic states become launching grounds for drones that it will not be long before their cities resemble Mariupol. The Russians want to protect the Russian speaking Kraines and it would behoove all involved to respect that motive. The Ukraine leadership did not just as the CIA and State dept and NATO did not... that has had consequences that were totally avoidable. Stay off their borders or accept that they can re-establish Cuba or even make overtures to Puerto Rico.or Mexico. Stupidity runs deep in D.C.
"Far better to trade with them than to occupy them."
Odd that occupying Ukraine was just what the Russians attempted to do though (but thoroughly failed to do).
Still intrigued to know whether you're getting rubles or dollars from Moscow Centre for your information warfare work!
The Russians are occupying the parts of Ukraine where the Russian speaking natives live. The Ukraines will not get those parts back. Ukraine will survive only if it becomes neutral.
They could use you in one of their front line brigades whether you are a nazi or not. They don't seem to be fussy about volunteers. And I'm sure Nuland and company would have no objections.
I'm betting that Zelensky is raking in the dollars. Another Ukraine defense minister bites the corruption dust.
Have you contacted the new defense minister about volunteering for the cause yet? I'm sure they will take Canadians.
I am offended by the burning of American flags and the disrespect of the flag and the anthem at sporting events. I have mixed feeling about the Supreme Court decision awhile back that determined burning the flag as a protest was free speech. It bothers me even more that since then we have made the burning of the pride flag a hate crime punishable by jail time, whey isn't that free speech too. But now with the burning of the Quran typically causing riots where people are killed I am more concerned that free speech is not clearly a right but is now being used to punish some but excuse others. What is the right thing to do? Should hate laws apply to burning the American flag? If not why not? Should hate laws even be a thing? After all if you commit and actual crime you can be tried for the crime why would you need hate laws that seem to ONLY be applied to suit a political agenda?
College Students Are Struggling With Basic Math and Professors Are Blaming the Pandemic
Sad fact about STEM majors at my former university: biology majors outnumber majors in all the other sciences because there are very few mathematics prerequisites. And their aptitude exam scores confirm it.
Thank goodness nursing and med schools weed most of these doofusses out. Otherwise getting a medical injection would be a (bigger) hazard to your health.
In the past couple of years employment for American born workers has declined to a record low while at the same time employment for immigrants, legal and illegal, has increased dramatically. This is largely due to Democrat polices most notably Biden's open borders. What is happening is the neo-slavery era of the Democrats. Technically they are free but in fact they are economic slaves brought here to displace Americans and provide cheap labor to the new plantations. Short term this means a lot of profit and a lot of new billionaires. Long term it means a lot of Americans out of work and poor. How will this play out this time?
It's real swell that you and the Hill think those pesky Ukrainians should just give up and let Russia take what they want now and more to be decided later.
You do know that Russia invaded them...right?
You do know that the CIA and US State Department created the situation that led to that invasion, right?
That we, or rather our government really doesn't care about Ukrainians and are just using this war to advance hegemonic WEF/NWO economic pillaging against the Russians.
But let them keep pushing that Jingoistic out-dated Cold War patriotism and psuedo-democracy button to keep Americans supporting our proxy war.
I understand how drones could be usefel to police departments. I don't understand why large gatherings in backyards are a problem. The article doesn't give an explainantion.
If it's a large gathering of a certain demographic that's prominent in big cities, then the drone usage is understandable.
Because the right to assemble and freely associate is only for certain demographics, and everyone else gets the Surveillance State treatment. Because Minority Report is not just a movie.