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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Incredible Shrinking Goats: The Latest Addition To The Official Stupid Things People Blame On Global Warming List

Global warming proponents have blamed the collapse of gingerbread houses in Sweden to UFO sightings in the UK on the climate change hypothesis. The latest example offered up to scare people into believing that global warming is set to kill us all is that certain Alpine goats appear to be shrinking in size.

According to a study by England's Durham University, Chamois a species of mountain goat, now weigh about 25 per cent less than animals of the same age in the 1980s.
Body size declines attributed to climate change are widespread in the animal kingdom, with many fish, bird and mammal species getting smaller," study author Tom Mason, a biologist at England's Durham University, explained in a recent press release. "However the decreases we observe here are astonishing. The impacts on Chamois weight could pose real problems for the survival of these populations.

(...) We know that Chamois cope with hot periods by resting more and spending less time searching for food, and this may be restricting their size more than the quality of the vegetation they eat," study co-author Stephen Willis said. "If climate change results in similar behavioral and body mass changes in domestic livestock, this could have impacts on agricultural productivity in coming decades."
Despite the fear mongering this study originally published in the journal Frontiers in Zoology did not find that global warming is causing smaller goats. It simply finds that these mountain goats aren't as big as they were 30 years ago. The scientists claim it is a result of global warming but they do not present research proving linkage between the two.

There are also issues with the research itself, specially the way they got their data. The scientists didn't weigh the goats by taking their bathroom scales or some equivalent up to the mountains and asking the Chamois to step on. They received their data from checking the records of hunters who have shot goats. They didn't even weigh the deceased nannies and bucks they just used the claims of hunters, assumed that all the scales were calibrated the same and that technology hasn't changed the scale in the past 30 years.

Another problem with the scientists' claim is that people have been over-harvesting of older male Chamois goats, leaving a higher concentration of smaller younger animals.

If the researchers were being truthful they would admit there's no scientific link between the shrinking goats and global warming.

Therefore this latest scare becomes the 51st item the official "Stupid Things People Blame On Global Warming List" ach one of the items below, from the Arab Spring to Vampire Bats and the Sinking of the Titanic have been blamed on climate change. You see if someone in the world stubs their toe, a global warming fear monger will find a way to blame it on global warming.

Each of the 50 Items below link to an article explaining the claim---not included are regular natural phenomena such as hurricanes, wildfires,etc. Those have been rebuked in other posts.

  1. The Arab spring
  2. Incredible shrinking sheep,
  3. Invasion of jellyfish in the Mediterranean
  4. Surge in fatal shark attacks 
  5. Boy Scout tornado deaths,  
  6. Severe acne,  
  7. Global conflict,   
  8. Beer tasting different,  
  9. Suicide of farmers in Australia
  10. Bigger tuna fish
  11. Fish shrinkage
  12. Longer days
  13. Shorter days,   
  14. Collapse of gingerbread houses in Sweden
  15. Cow infertility,  
  16. UFO sightings in the UK,  
  17. Rise in insurance premiums
  18. Heroin addiction 
  19. Bear attacks in Japan  
  20. Frigid Cold Winters in Great Britain 
  21. Cancer
  22. Death from heart disease, diabetes, stroke, respiratory disease and even accidents,
  23. Homicide, suicide
  24. Water -borne disease outbreaks
  25. Heavier, wetter snowstorms treacherous for travel and ambulation, 
  26. Lyme disease, swarms of allergy-inducing, stinging insects, along with mosquitoes and devastating pine bark beetle infestations and the spread of forest and crop pests  
  27. 40,000 dead crabs 
  28. Shorter, higher pitched frog mating calls
  29. Unrest in the Middle East.  
  30. Screwed-up love making,  
  31. The Japanese earthquake-tsunami,  
  32. Horrible rash of tornadoes in southeast United States
  33. Extended severe allergy seasons, Lyme disease, malaria or dengue fever, trauma, depression, high blood pressure and heart disease, 
  34. Eye Disorders.
  35. Increased threat of wars, violence and military action against the UK. 
  36. Migration of possibly rabid Vampire bats from Mexico, 
  37. Extreme weather, disappearing islands and less productive workdays
  38. Giant Snakes
  39. Armed robbery, prostitution, and drug abuse in Ghana,  will make you go nuts,
  40. The rise of terrorist group Boko Haram 
  41. Caused the Seychelles snail to go extinct (its alive and well), 
  42. Rock Snot
  43. Increase anxiety, fear and depression
  44. Expensive Olives
  45. No more red-haired people, women will become pear-shaped,  incontinent, impotent bald guys with extra hair growing from his toes. 
  46. Global Cooling
  47. The Sinking of The Titanic 
  48. Illegal Immigration  
  49. ISIS 
  50. Walrus "Convention" 
  51. Shrinking Goats

James O'Keefe Answers Donna Brazile With New Must Watch Video Exposing Voter Fraud In Colorado

When Democratic Party wonk and progressive ideologue Donna Brazile tweeted that there was no concrete evidence of voter fraud, she must have forgotten the ACORN scandals exposed in part by James O'Keefe.

When Project Veritas' James O'Keefe saw the tweet he promised some new havoc which would prove her wrong. Today he delivered again.

A video released on Wednesday by O’Keefe’s Project Veritas has agents going undercover and recording Senator Mark Udall advocates in Colorado condoning voter fraud. (By the way James the mustache looks good you should grow one).

One woman, Meredith Hicks, the Director for Work For Progress, says, “That’s not even like lying or stealing, if someone throws out a ballot, like you want to fill it out you should do it.”

The nearly eight-minute video has case after case of O’Keefe talking to different Democratic operatives admitting to possible voter fraud.

One woman who works for Greenpeace told O’Keefe where he can find recycled or discarded mail in ballots to fill out for Udall and give him the extra votes.

Another woman, Nicole Hanlen, directed a PV agent to a location where out-of-state people from Oregon can cast their vote by just using bills and not a Colorado I.D.

Knowing O'Keefe I am sure there is more coming. Watch the video below:

Ferguson Update: Official Michael Brown Autopsy Report Vindicates Officer Wilson

The official autopsy of Michael Brown has been released by the St. Louis County medical examiner's office and according to two pathologists not working on the case they seem to support the account of Officer Darren Wilson.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch spoke to people familiar with Wilson's grand jury testimony and went over the autopsy report with the pathologists not working on the case:
A source with knowledge of Wilson’s statements said the officer had told investigators that Brown had struggled for Wilson’s pistol inside a police SUV and that Wilson had fired the gun twice, hitting Brown once in the hand. Later, Wilson fired additional shots that killed Brown and ignited a national controversy.

The St. Louis medical examiner, Dr. Michael Graham, who is not part of the official investigation, reviewed the autopsy report for the newspaper. He said Tuesday that it “does support that there was a significant altercation at the car.”

Graham said the examination indicated a shot traveled from the tip of Brown’s right thumb toward his wrist. The official report notes an absence of stippling, powder burns around a wound that indicate a shot fired at relatively short range.

But Graham said, “Sometimes when it’s really close, such as within an inch or so, there is no stipple, just smoke.”

The report on a supplemental microscopic exam of tissue from the thumb wound showed foreign matter “consistent with products that are discharged from the barrel of a firearm.
A second pathologist, Dr. Judy Melinek agreed that the autopsy supports Wilson's story. She said the examination "supports the fact that this guy is reaching for the gun, if he has gunpowder particulate material in the wound.” She added, “If he has his hand near the gun when it goes off, he’s going for the officer’s gun.”

According to the Post-Dispatch Michael Brown’s blood was found on Wilson’s gun.

Dr, Melinek also said the autopsy did not support witnesses who claimed Brown was shot while running away or with his hands up:
She said Brown was facing Wilson when Brown took a shot to the forehead, two shots to the chest and a shot to the upper right arm. The wound to the top of Brown’s head would indicate he was falling forward or in a lunging position toward the shooter; the shot was instantly fatal.

A sixth shot that hit the forearm traveled from the back of the arm to the inner arm, which means Brown’s palms could not have been facing Wilson, as some witnesses have said, Melinek said. That trajectory shows Brown probably was not taking a standard surrender position with arms above the shoulders and palms out when he was hit, she said.
Additionally the autopsy reported that Mr. Brown's tissue was found on the outside driver's side of Officer Wilson's vehicle.
“Someone got an injury that tore off skin and left it on the car,” Graham said. “That fits with everything else that came out. There’s blood in the car, now skin on the car, that shows something happened right there.”
Brown's family also conducted an autopsy. This one run by pathologist Dr. Michael Baden preliminarily said none of Michael Brown's wounds were made at close range which would disagree with the officer's report.

Professional agitators such as Al Sharpton, and MSNBC hosts such as Joy Reid have already convicted Officer Wilson without seeing the evidence. But now that some of the evidence is coming out and seems to vindicate the officer don't expect them to slow down their condemnations. Truth is not important to people like that.

Gambling Monkeys, Watching Grass Grow, Zombie in Love-->Tom Coburn Releases 2014 Govt. Waste Book (Embedded)

Do you remember all those Democratic chargers that GOP budget cuts killed any chance of an Ebola vaccine? The NIH was spending money on other priorities such as Swedish massages for rabbits ($387K) , study whether moms love their dogs as much as their kids ($371K), and what do Buddhist texts say about meditation ($533K). These and other examples of stupid government spending is outlined in Sen. Tom Coburn's (R-OK) final Government Wastebook highlighting $25 billion in Washington’s worst spending of the year (Coburn is retiring at the end of 2014).

Calling it the report Washington doesn’t want you to read , Wastebook 2014 reveals the 100 most outlandish government expenditures this year, costing taxpayers billions of dollars (the full report is embedded below).
“With no one watching over the vast bureaucracy, the problem is not just what Washington isn’t doing, but what it is doing.” Dr. Coburn said. “Only someone with too much of someone else’s money and not enough accountability for how it was being spent could come up some of these projects.”
Some of my personal favorites include

Mountain Lions On A Treadmill ($856K)- Remember those tiny shrimp on a treadmill? Same type of experiment but super-sized. In this study funded with an $856,000 NSF grant, three captive mountain lions were taught to use a treadmill. It took eight months of training before the cats were “comfortable on the treadmill.” Man! It took me only 10 minutes to teach my dog to go on a treadmill.

What Makes a Person Stab a Voodoo Doll of Their Spouse ($331K)-The feeling of anger caused by hunger is so well-known that pop culture has given the feelings their own name: hanger. Armed with voodoo dolls and chalkboard noises, federally funded researchers wanted to prove a hangry spouse is also an unhappy one. Was there a difference in genders? If so-- I bet the husbands asked their wives for permission before they attacked the doll.

A Study of Gambling Monkeys ($171K)-It turns out humans are not the only species looking for “Big money, no whammies!” Monkeys also like to play video games and gamble, found an ongoing study supported by the National Science Foundation. But can you imagine all the monkey lives they destroyed by creating monkey gambling addicts?

Watching Grass Grow ($10K) The federal government is literally paying people to watch grass grow. While the grass being observed, saltmarsh cordgrass is “a fast-growing plant,”211 it can reach a length of 6 inches to as high as 7 feet tall. Wow! About as exciting as watching grass grow, er watching poker on TV.

"Zombies in Love" A Musical For Kids ($10K) While most zombies want to eat your brains, there’s one that wants to steal your heart. His story is told in a taxpayer-funded stage production about the ups-and-downs of a lovesick zombie who can’t find a date in the land of the living. Personally I preferred "Guys and Dolls."

Teaching Sea Monkeys to Synchronize Swim ($307K) Sea Monkeys can be trained because they follow light. With the financial support of three government agencies, researchers put these claims to the test and essentially choreographed a laser guided swim team of Sea Monkeys. An event in the next summer Olympics?

There is so much more in this report such as paying $77 Million to ship soda to Alaska, $15 Million to change an abandoned mall in Pennsylvania to a Hollywood quality film studio and the DEA spending $95K to build a DEA museum.

The report below is a must read..first you will laugh at the stupidity but then you will get angry because it is your money being spent this way. And in the end it's "only" $25 Billion, but on the other hand it's only Tom Coburn's 100 favorite.

Sadly there's plenty more where that came from.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

'Moderate' Palestinian Authority Official TV Station-Teaching Children All Of Israel Is Our Land

The Palestinian Authority run by President Mahmoud Abbas, seen by the Western world as both moderate and a peace partner, is inciting the continuation of hatred by the next generation, teaching their children that all of Israel is their land on their official TV station. The video below is from a children's TV show appearing on the October 3 broadcast on the official Palestinian TV station.
PATV host: What Israel? It's our land.
Boy: I have never entered Israel or Gaza.
Host: What Israel? It's our land.
Boy: Israel is our land – the 1948 lands.
Host:  It's our land, occupied Palestine.‎
Boy: The 1948 lands.
Host: Our land, occupied Palestine. It's Haifa, Jaffa, Acre (i.e., Israeli cities). These are ‎our occupied lands, the 1948 lands that Israel occupied in 1948. Israel occupied them ‎in 1948. These are Palestinian lands and will remain Palestinian.‎ Allah willing, they will return to us some day and will not be under the rule of the ‎occupation.

Source: Palwatch