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Global Warming???

This coming summer, as various places report record temperatures for “this date”, it is only fair that we report that while Nancy Pelosi is in Europe investigating global warming, England will be hit by snow today. Calgary and Alberta were hit by 7 cm of snow.

The wintry blast topped the previous snowfall mark of 5.1 cm for May 24, set in 1911, with communities on the city’s northwestern edge among the hardest hit.

And snow fell in western North Dakota:

“Pretty much unbelievable,” says Kerry Schatz. “We`re Memorial Day weekend, and we had four inches of wet, sloppy snow, and this should be like two months ago.”

Here in Portland, Oregon, yesterday’s weather was downright cold. Normal average high is 70 degrees. We just nudged 60 degrees!

Hat Tip to the Drudge Report.

Nancy Pelosi

Two Oregon Quakes

map 1.8 2007/05/27 02:20:14 42.093N 120.249W 2.1 13 km ( 8 mi) SE of Lakeview, OR
map 1.7 2007/05/26 23:53:00 45.117N 120.947W 6.1 12 km ( 8 mi) ESE of Maupin, OR


More Unintended Consequences

Landfair Furniture (Blog) has posted about Green Homes and how the higher energy prices are spurring development of energy efficient systems and products. Home buyers are choosing to live in these new home when given a choice.

Green Homes

What Did Ron Paul Say About The WTC?

There’s a letter to the editor in the Washington Times, written by Jon Mosely of Alexandria, that says Ron Paul in order to be taken seriously, “needs to dissociate himself quickly from irresponsible accusations that the government is guilty of 3,000 counts of mass murder” on 9-11.

Ron Paul isn’t saying the WTC was brought down deliberately as some have suggested, but our actions around the world caused this tragedy. I am definitely not one of those who blame America first. We as a people are a generous people who have led the world in our defense of freedom and liberty. It is the government that I and Ron Paul are trying to change.

As Richard Maybury pointed out in the Early Warning Report of March, 2007:

Before 9-11, under Clinton, U.S. foreign policy was humbly described by Secretary of State Madeline Albright as, “If we have to use force, it is because we are America. We are the indispensable nation. We stand tall. We see farther into the future.”After 9-11, Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage shortened the description of US foreign policy to, “Look, fucker, you do what we want.”

Ron Paul is a wake up call to get back to Washington’s advice about entangling alliances and Jefferson’s advice about sound money and sounding the alarm about the Federal Reserve and the IRS. When our president says the Constitution is just “a god-damned scrap of paper”, we need a Ron Paul saying the things he is saying. He should not be attacked for his words. We should be thanking him for being one of the lonely political voices!

Ron Paul

Fact Checking Valerie Plame

Here’s Byron York of NRO fact checking Valerie Plame’s (Mrs. Joseph Wilson) testimony:
Plame testified before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform in March regarding recommending her husband to go to Nigeria to check on Iraq and uranium stories:

…Mrs. Wilson flatly denied playing a role in choosing her husband, Joseph Wilson, for a fact-finding trip to Niger. “I did not recommend him. I did not suggest him…”

However, in her February 12, 2002 memo she wrote:

Briefly, it seems that Niger has signed a contract with Iraq to sell them uranium.[…]

So where do I fit in? As you may recall, [redacted] of CP/[office 2] recently approached my husband to possibly use his contacts in Niger to investigate [a separate Niger matter].


…my husband has good relations with both the PM and the former minister of mines, not to mention lots of French contacts, both of whom could possibly shed light on this sort of activity. To be frank with you, I was somewhat embarrassed by the agency’s sloppy work last go-round, and I am hesitant to suggest anything again. However, [my husband] may be in a position to assist.

In Byron Yorks words

The memo seems to show that Mrs. Wilson did indeed suggest her husband for the Niger mission.

Valerie Plame

Milwaukie Has Quake

map 1.4 2007/05/25 09:26:14 45.443N 122.626W 21.1 0 km ( 0 mi) SSW of Milwaukie, OR

The quake appears to be around 35th and McLoughlin and at the surface. It may turn out to be other than geological in origin.

Milwaukie, Oregon

Another Maupin Quake

map 1.6 2007/05/25 07:14:06 45.112N 120.936W 13.8 13 km ( 8 mi) ESE of Maupin, OR

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Ron Paul gives an important speech on the House floor and is the only one running for president that says these things about protecting our liberty. This…should be required viewing in our schools!


Ron Paul

Maupin Quakes Continue!

map 1.4 2007/05/24 21:00:19 45.103N 120.918W 29.4 15 km ( 9 mi) ESE of Maupin, OR

map 2.1 2007/05/24 20:55:56 45.121N 120.949W 12.0 12 km ( 7 mi) ESE of Maupin, OR

If you were to plot all quakes since 4/1/07 on the topo maps, you would see all but three quakes have occurred in four squares, 21 and 22, and 28 and 27, bisected by Deep Creek.


The Canary Is Singing Its head Off!

Time is a little wary of rising inflation, but writing “the core consumer rate has risen just 2% the past 12 months…”.
Yet the core inflation rate exludes energy and food. A recent article in Floor Covering Weekly illustrates how making these hides exclusions hides the coming inflation problem.

Kimberly Gavin in Mills to raise carpet prices writes

Carpet prices appear to be headed higher even though the market is less than robust. The three largest carpet mills have sent letters announcing increases to retailers nationwide.

Shaw Industries notified its customers… that it will raise prices on all residential and commercial products from 5 to 6 percent.

Mohawk informed its customers that prices would increase 4 to 6 percent

Beaulieu of America will increase carpet prices 6 percent.

“The fact is that worldwide demand is driving costs on propylene, benzene, paraxylene and other raw materials impacting all carpet costs,” stated Shaw’s president Randy Merritt in the letter. Merritt also said that the company had received notice of increases from all nylon fiber, polyester, propylene and latex suppliers. Rising fuel prices are also impacting transportation.

In addition to products derived from oil increasing in price, don’t forget that farm commodity prices are increasing, as are base metal prices. One of the key ingredients in Stainless steel has rocketed upwards.

If investors and consumers ever stop believing the government’s numbers and believe their own eyes, we will see interest rates shoot up or worse the government buying bonds to keep rates down.


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