|Her Dismal Malignancy|
|Queen Basilisk I|
One additional tool – recently proposed by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse – is a RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) investigation of corporations and other organizations that have knowingly deceived the American people about the risks of climate change, as a means to forestall America’s response to climate change. The letter was signed by the following "climate priests/scientists":
I returned to the source to check my facts and this is what now appears in place of their despicable letter:
- Jagadish Shukla, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
- Edward Maibach, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
- Paul Dirmeyer, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
- Barry Klinger, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
- Paul Schopf, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
- David Straus, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
- Edward Sarachik, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
- Michael Wallace, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
- Alan Robock, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
- Eugenia Kalnay, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
- William Lau, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
- Kevin Trenberth, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO
- T.N. Krishnamurti, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
- Vasu Misra, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
- Ben Kirtman, University of Miami, Miami, FL
- Robert Dickinson, University of Texas, Austin, TX
- Michela Biasutti, Earth Institute, Columbia University, New York, NY
- Mark Cane, Columbia University, New York, NY
- Lisa Goddard, Earth Institute, Columbia University, New York, NY
- Alan Betts, Atmospheric Research, Pittsford, VT
The letter that was inadvertently posted on this web site has been removed. It was decided more than two years ago that the Institute of Global Environment and Society (IGES) would be dissolved when the projects then undertaken by IGES would be completed. All research projects by IGES were completed in July 2015, and the IGES web site is in the process of being decommissioned.It appears that the IGES people have suddenly been made aware of just where they stand under the law and how it deals with corrupt practices. For more on that see the fascinating reading at Watts Up With That.
It would appear that there’s about $31.5 million in overhead (1/2 of 63 million) that should have gone to GMU, but the grants were run through the consulting company, in clear violation of the rules for state employees. This is money that the taxpayers of Virginia had to pony up instead.
IGES’ Form 990 shows Shukla worked 28 hours per week for it. That can only happen if the Dean approves an overage beyond the eight hours allowed.
GMU’s faculty Dean had to know about the magnitude of the money flowing through IGES and into the Shukla family.
GMU’s Provost had to know this, because no Dean would permit that all that overhead to not go to the university on his or her own.
Perhaps the President knew.
NSF had to know this.
NOAA had to know this.
NASA had to know this.
Apparently each one of these entities felt they were above the law. You may be looking at the largest science scandal in US history.I don't know about the largest science scandal in history. I always thought that honor fell to the National Ignition Facility (NIF). What the people who signed that letter did was a scandal and a discredit to science and their affiliated universities. Siccing the prosecutor of the United States on people who do nothing more than disagree with Al Gore's science, research methods or practices, is inexcusable.
...But the fact remains that the Labour party has just endorsed an apologist for Putin’s imperial aggression; a man who did not just appear on the propaganda channel of Russia, which invades its neighbours and persecutes gays, but also of Iran, whose hangmen actually execute gays. Labour’s new leader sees a moral equivalence between 9/11 and the assassination of bin Laden, and associates with every variety of women-hating, queer-bashing, Jew-baiting jihadi, holocaust denier and 9/11 truther. His supporters know it, but they don’t care.I had to double check and see if the author was talking about Farage about whom the labor party said the most amazingly vile things. I find it fundamentally funny that people who vote for a thing like Corbyn could evidence such visceral hate for a genuine man who hasn't harmed anybody or palled around with jihadis, terrorists, or the rest of the despicable brew that make up and support the labor party of Britain and our democrats. I have to be careful because in my country the majority voted for labor's evil counterpart here and brought us a leader so deeply un-American its like has never been seen here before. We elected a man who hates and despises his own country. I suppose the British left are merely following in our footsteps.
|The only way to defeat evil is to fight it.|
How would you like a free butler, maid, chef and chauffeur? Try that and the Department of Labor will sue you for violating the minimum wage, overtime and record-keeping requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act — unless you are Justice Sonia Sotomayor. That’s right. Since 2010, she has hired unpaid interns as her servants. No other justice does this.
Justice Sotomayor’s job description, posted on a Latino Facebook page and other places, tells us that applicants do not need a law degree, but “a driver’s license is a must” because the intern’s duties will include running “errands outside of the Courthouse.” The intern will prepare “lunch and snacks for the Justice,” photocopy, and answer the phone. The intern is responsible for his own living arrangements and transportation. She pays them nothing.If it wasn't for double standards they'd have no standards at all. On the other hand, they unfailingly advance the socialist standards and banners. Who else in America would demand servants and refuse to pay them anything?
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told the committee that while "we don't know in terms of specifics" what was taken in the OPM breach, it had "potentially very serious implications, first among them close to home [for me] in terms of the Intelligence Community and identifying people who may be under public status... This is a gift that's going to keep on giving for years." Still, he said, as "egregious" as the OPM breach was, it didn't amount to an attack on national infrastructure. "Rather, it would be a form of theft or espionage. We, too, practice cyber espionage. We're not bad at it."I think we are going to have to take Clapper's word that we are not bad at cyber espionage but the only case I can think of was what we learned about the NID from Snowden so I'm not sure that's a credibility gap filler for me. But they sure do spy on everybody, don't they?
|USS GUARDIAN aground. Ships with best navigation system in the world useless when mapmakers make 8 mile errors in plotting the location of little things like reefs.|
|LCS in foreground with a 57mm gun and DDG behind with 5 inch gun and a missile system that can track and kill everything from cruise missiles to ballistic missiles and satellites.|
|Minimum weapons/men required by police for just one single bomber in Boston|
|Armed men required by Boston Police in order to safely approach citizen of Boston|
The Volkswagen emissions scandal has broader implications than the potential damage it can do to Europe's biggest carmaker. It's the result of Europe backing the wrong emissions-reducing technology on a regulatory level. There is now an opportunity to reverse that error and force the continent's сar manufacturers to concentrate on hybrid and electric vehicles. They've got the technology and resources to reshape the market.
The scandal is about VW's bad business decision to cheat testing equipment so it could rush new engine models to market in the U.S. It is also about a failure of regulatory oversight and testing technology. Most of all, however, it's about diesel engines: They were the ones performing so badly on the tests that VW engineers had to look for a workaround so marketers could trumpet the advent of "clean" diesel.
VW had an advantage in diesel technology, which it wanted to leverage in the U.S., for a reason. In the mid-1990s, the European Commission and European Union member countries' governments started a campaign of massive intervention to stimulate the use of diesel engines in cars. At the beginning of that decade, Europe and Japan had about 10 percent of diesel automobiles on the road.It's funny how the whiners always object to 'other' people using their influence on the government but see no harm, no foul when they do it themselves.
...there are several entirely reasonable responses one could make to the gentlemen of the press:
Why does one Republican candidate's "scandal" get hung around the neck of every other guy's? I'll answer your question to me about Donald Trump's 'gaffe' after you ask Bernie Sanders, Martin O'Malley, Lincoln Chafee and Joe Biden about Hillary Clinton's server and how she handled Benghazi. Till then, get lost.
In the normal course of events, the President - who is supposed to serve as president of all the people, not just the half of the country that voted for him - should command a certain respect. But this particular president has compared the members of the loyal opposition to terrorists and to the more hardcore Iranian ayatollahs. And none of you media bigfeet huffing and puffing about lèse-majesté gave a crap about that. So, if you'll forgive me, as someone designated a terrorist and ayatollah by Obama, I'm disinclined to rise to defend the President's amour propre. Go hector someone else.
As to respect for the office, the President is so respectful of the papacy that his White House reception for Pope Francis will be filled with gay bishops, transgender activists and pro-abortion nuns. Apparently His Holiness is expected to have a thicker skin about dissenting voices than King Barack.
If I understand you shrill little twerps correctly, I'm supposed to point out to this guy in New Hampshire that the President is not a Muslim but a Christian. Well, his father and step-father were both Muslims, which means, as far as Islam is concerned, he was born a Muslim. Has he renounced it? My fellow candidate Ted Cruz entered this world in Calgary, Alberta in 1970, which means that he was born a British subject and a citizen of Canada. I don't suppose the Queen cares about that one way or the other - unlike your average Islamic scholar in Qom or Cairo. Yet you media types made such a big deal out of it that Ted was obliged to write to Ottawa to renounce even any theoretical Canadianness. Have you inquired of your buddy the President whether he's done anything similarly clarifying?The whole thing is good reading.
Those loopy climate frighteners, convinced that the Al Gore is not scary enough insist on locking up scientists who are skeptical of the bogus global warming crew.
|A Skeptical View Doesn't Include Fairies|
|A Skeptical View of the Massaged and Tortured Data of the Warmists|
|World's Remaining Global Warming Skeptical Scientists in UN Refugee 'Camp'.|
California shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.You and I know what the difference is between now and back then though, don't we? Back then keeping a civil tongue was a matter of life and death. These days it's just an annoying micro-aggression worthy of expulsion and derision.
|Hillary Clinton (accused of lying and violating national security) and Bill Clinton (accused of rape and perjury)|
The UN refugee agency has criticised Hungary's hardline anti-migrant stance, saying it could violate the 1951 Refugee Convention.You know, it's a funny thing when the UN of all people chimes in to complain of barbaric treatment of arabs who are currently living in Serbia. You remember the UNRWA right? They've been working hard to increase the number of palestinian refugees since 1948 and seem not to care that not one single barbarous arab country will admit the refugees and let them settle and become citizens. I think it's because palestinians, arabs and muslims make for very bad neighbors. Ask the Copts or the Druze or the Jews or the Christians remaining in dar al islam.
Germany is closing its borders to migrants, apparently overwhelmed by the crush of people who have flooded into the country since it said that migrants and refugees were welcome.
The country is using emergency powers to again close its border with Austria to the south after 12,200 people entered the city of Munich on Saturday alone, according to The New York Times. Germany had previously relaxed its border controls in an effort to help the human flood seeking refuge from conflict and chaos in the Middle East and Africa.
Germany's Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière said that Germany, the richest country in Europe, could not host all of the migrants who are entering Europe, and he also said the refugees cannot just choose where they will live and will have to be settled throughout Europe by European governments.And so the richest country in Europe joins the less well off in demanding an end to uncontrolled invasion. Who didn't see that coming?