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Global Warming? It Bears Repeating

Written by Congressman Dana Rohrabacher
Monday, 30 June 2014

An Open Letter to the President

Dear Mr. President:

My apologies for missing your commencement address at the University of California at Irvine on June 14, honoring the 50th anniversary of one of our fine academic institutions. Meetings with my constituents just seemed more pressing, and, of course, we can meet back in Washington whenever it’s convenient for you.

In any case, between fundraisers and enjoying the “Zot! Zot! Zot!” chants of the graduating Anteaters, the questions I have raised about your “green” agenda clearly were on your mind. You evidently determined that ridiculing those, like me, who question your “settled” science would be the best way to make your case.

To the laughing grads, you said: “And today’s Congress is full of folks who stubbornly and automatically reject the scientific evidence about climate change. They will tell you it is a hoax, or a fad. There was one member of Congress who mentioned a theory involving ‘dinosaur flatulence’ – which I won’t get into.”

Mr. President, we both know I have referred to the theory of man-made global warming as a “hoax,” and, yes, I once used the phrase “dinosaur flatulence” as a soft jab at what I considered to be climate alarmism.

What I have learned is never to underestimate humorless zealots, especially those cloaked in the pretensions of “science.” My little attempt at lighthearted ridicule was reported and endlessly repeated as though it is something I seriously believe.

The continuing misrepresentation of my humor underscores my observation that global-warming alarmists misrepresent what they portray as facts. One of the traits of a fanatic is the willingness to conduct personal attacks, to limit debate, to use questionable facts and to seek government to impose policy on others.

Sir, my congressional colleagues and I cannot ignore costs when making decisions. Simply put, no matter how apocalyptic the theory behind it, we cannot make this crony-capitalist concoction of yours into a policy priority.

We’re also obliged to hold in check the coercive ambitions of a science-government complex, that with research grants, regulatory overreach and legislative conceit corrals scientists into acquiescence and conformity.

That complex corrupts scientific method itself. When one of your top EPA administrators came before the Science, Space and Technology Committee, I asked her about the much-heralded claim that “97 percent” of scientists form a global-warming “consensus” – consensus being historically antithetical to scientific inquiry itself.

Her stammered answer would have made any U.C. Irvine student blush, as would any such feeble research. Did anyone ever ask 97 percent of the world’s scientists? Seriously?

It turns out, the sampling that led to this preposterous 97 percent claim was a questionnaire of scientists predisposed to agree. Tautologies are commonplace in politics, but this kind of methodology has no place in academia. And those charged with regulating us should be disqualified when they resort to them.

This dodge, Mr. President, was repeated when I asked the same question to the head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, as well as your own science adviser, John Holdren. None would defend the claim that 97 percent of all scientists support the theory of man-made global warming.

Moreover, reported land-based, near-surface temperatures have not increased in the past 17 years. Not one of the more than 70 different climate models predicted such a pause.

Meanwhile, analyses and studies that disagree with the predetermined intergovernmental outcome, such as the recent study showing that Antarctic glacier melt is a result of volcanoes, are ignored by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and by your administration.

Despite our current severe conditions in California, there is less global drought now than “average.” All climate models predict a wetter California in a warming world, not a drier one.

No aspect of the weather or climate currently being blamed on people is outside our planet’s recent natural variability. The same cannot be said for your suggested increases in America’s regulatory burden.

Current, credible calculations show that under the EPA’s carbon-dioxide mandates, by 2100, 19 million jobs will be lost and more than $4 trillion in U.S. tax dollars spent just to achieve a reduction in average temperatures of 0.032 degrees Fahrenheit.

That breaks down to 224,000 lost jobs every year (a bleak scenario for the graduates you addressed), a cost of an additional $51 billion annually, and $3,400 in higher energy costs to the average American family just to achieve a pointless reduction in warming – a warming that has not shown its face in 17 years.

Mr. President, the word “hoax” does begin to define what you just tried to pass off on our university graduates.

Zot!

Yours faithfully,

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher,
48th District, California

Dana Rohrabacher is vice chairman of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee.
Reprinted from the latest edition of To The Point News

Gold/Oil Ratio Redux

I continue to monitor the Gold/Oil ratio (GOR). The last time I wrote about it was December, 2008. At that time Gold closed that day at $837 and Oil closed at $42.36. That is a GOR of 19.75.

Here’s the chart at that time:

Gold/Oil Ratio chart

20-Year History of GOR

Notice there were two peaks, a three step drop, a double bottom and then a BIG rally. We are experiencing the same thing again.

Gold/Oil Ratio from 2011

Gold/Oil Ratio from 2011

We don’t see the first peak in 2011, then we have a three step drop, a double bottom and then… I think we may be setting up for another rally in Gold (and Silver). Oil is now at $106, Gold is $1,317. At a GOR of 20, assuming Oil stays the same, Gold could be trading at $2,120. With all the chaos in the world, suppose Oil goes to $150. Gold could then be $3,000. Silver is currently $21. At $2,120 Gold Silver could be $141; At $3,000, Silver could be $200.

No guarantees, of course.

Digital Communications: More Important in a Digital Society

Communication is a vital aspect of life as a human and is becoming even more important in a digital society. Digital communications are instant as well as global. Any communication we put on the Internet and air waves can be spread from its source to the entire world. Furthermore, this communication can be retrieved forever.

Because of the spread of communication electronically, each item placed digitally requires accuracy. Professionals in communication need to be able to carefully evaluate and substantiate their sources. It is vital that communication professionals establish measurable outcomes. The method of communication is important. The following questions need to be answered in communication:

• What do you expect to communicate?
• What do you want to accomplish?
• How will you identify successful communication?

The use of available analytics to determine the efficacy of communication is done by front-line managers, C-suite executives and cross-departmental stakeholders. The use of data-driven measurement forms the foundation of effective communication management.

Communicators must consider theory, research and as strategy when creating messages. The complexity of creating communication requires flexibility and personalization. Innovation is important because yesterday’s solutions do not fit the changing communication landscape. Effective marketers can quickly adapt to new forms of digital media and leverage these platforms into beneficial marketing tools. They must also be able to prevent damaging messages from spreading.

Communication professionals require training to apply theory and research of the past to modern applications. A graduate degree that has a focus on creativity, technology and the interconnectivity of personal relationships is valuable. For the training you require, plan to take courses from USC MCM Online to enhance the skills needed to further your career as a communication professional. It is predicted that, by 2018, communication-related occupations will grow by over 16 percent. Further education will make your skills more marketable. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has noted in their most recent study that occupations requiring post-secondary education for entry are projected to grow quickly. Occupations classified as needing a master’s degree are projected to grow by 21.7 percent. Pursuing an online degree will enhance your employability and skills.

1.5 Quake Near Newberg, OR

There is a fault that runs SW to NW through Newberg and the 1.5 mini-quake hit on that fault today.

Earthquake near Newberg, Oregon

1.5 quake near Newberg


Global Warming/Climate Change Is A Load of Garbage

How long have I written about (gasp) global warming as a hoax?

climatessss

This bombshell was announced this weekend:

Is there any aspect of modern government that is not tainted by rank dishonesty? They steal and counterfeit ever-increasing amounts of money—give boatloads of the plunder to their friends and allies—and co-opt and bribe debauched professionals and scientists, making them the priests of their oppressive religion.

Via Christopher Booker at the Telegraph: “The scandal of fiddled global warming data.”

Goddard shows how, in recent years, NOAA’s US Historical Climatology Network (USHCN) has been “adjusting” its record by replacing real temperatures with data “fabricated” by computer models. The effect of this has been to downgrade earlier temperatures and to exaggerate those from recent decades, to give the impression that the Earth has been warming up much more than is justified by the actual data. In several posts headed “Data tampering at USHCN/GISS”, Goddard compares the currently published temperature graphs with those based only on temperatures measured at the time. These show that the US has actually been cooling since the Thirties, the hottest decade on record; whereas the latest graph, nearly half of it based on “fabricated” data, shows it to have been warming at a rate equivalent to more than 3 degrees centigrade per century.

Ask yourself: If it were true, why would they constantly need to fudge the data?

 

 

Mt. Hood Swarm Of Quakes

In the last six hours Mt Hood has experienced over 22 micro-quakes near Mt Hood Village.

Breaking News Re: IRS Scandal

Breaking from Ulsterman:

This news is breaking out across the Alternative Media now, and should reach the reluctant shores of the Mainstream Media by tomorrow…

On June 3rd, 2011, House Ways and Means Committee Chair Dave Camp went public with the possibility of IRS targeting, harassment, and intimidate of conservative political action groups. Just ten days later, Lois Lerner and six other IRS computer hard drives were said to have crashed and were then quickly destroyed.

Read that again reader, clench your teeth, and know your initial instincts regarding this scandal are now being confirmed. The IRS was (and perhaps still is) being utilized as the Obama White House’s political police force.

UPDATE: The date of the alleged computer “crash” and subsequent destruction of the hard drives has today been confirmed by the Wall Street Journal:

As to Ms. Lerner’s behavior, consider that House Ways & Means Chairman Dave Camp first sent a letter asking if the IRS was engaged in targeting in June, 2011. Ms. Lerner denied it. She engineered a plant in an audience at a tax conference in May 2013 to drop the bombshell news about targeting (maybe hoping nobody would notice?). She has subsequently asserted a Fifth Amendment right to silence in front of the only people actually investigating the affair, Congress. Now we learn that her hard drive supposedly defied modernity and suffered total annihilation about 10 days after the Camp letter arrived.

My oh my…

Help spread the word reader. MAKE the Mainstream Media educate the country about the corruption and abuses of power that inflict our government, and particularly the architects of the Obama Machine…

Koskinen Is the Symbol of Arrogance

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen is the picture:


They Are Coincidences Are They Not?

The insidious links between Beacon Global, CBS, a former CIA Director, and a now aspiring presidential candidate are undeniable, and yet, most in the Mainstream Media have ignored the implications. Lou Dobbs of Fox Business News is among the very few who attempted to outline the dubious relationships. Coincidences? Here is a brief clip of his doing so:

The President Called A Liar About (Gasp) Global Warming

“So I would ask each of our former administrators if any of you agree that that’s an accurate statement on the climate. So if you do, raise your hand,” Sessions said. “Thank you, the record will reflect no one raised their hand.”

Watch the awkwardness ensue below:


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