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Thursday
Nov262009

Daily Grind: SEIU Targets Boy Scouts 

Editorial: SEIU Targets Boy Scouts, Brings Renewed Attention to Union's Thuggery
The White House needs to reevaluate its close relationship with the union whose track record of legal threats and political violence only grows.

Bob Bauer: On the Constitution A Mixed Bag
Bauer may play second fiddle to Chairman Mao, politically, he is a radical after Obama's own heart.

Political Pornography
Sarah Palin inspires Americans to rely not on demagogues of any stripe but on themselves, thus the leftists are terrified of her.

The WIRE: Time for a Kaine Mutiny?
Today's edition covers Governor of Virginia and DNC Chairman, Tim Kaine's, new tax, Honduras update, and the newest right.

ALG in the News: The Devil's Advocate
The White Mountain Independent reprints ALG award-winning cartoonist William Warren's take on the terrorist trials in New York.

 

Thursday
Nov262009

ALG on Climategate: "Our Worst Fears Have Been Realized," Backs Inhofe's Call for a Congressional Investigation

"If that data was cooked, as it appears to have been, the

whole 'man-made' global warming theory is cooked."

 – ALG President Bill Wilson

November 17th, 2009, Fairfax, VA—Amid the growing "Climategate" scandal over data manipulation and suppression by the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit (CRU), Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today joined Senator Jim Inhofe in calling for Congressional probes into the UN International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that Wilson said "used CRU's data as the primary foundation for 'man-made' climate change science."

"Our worst fears have been realized," said Wilson.  "The Climatic Research Unit gathered much of the primary data that has been used by the IPCC to promote 'man-made' climate change for years.  It is because of the data CRU reported that there is any 'consensus' on climate change at all. Climate scientists worldwide have depended on that data to formulate their conclusions."

"If that data was cooked, as it appears to have been, the whole 'man-made' global warming theory is cooked," Wilson added.

Senator Inhofe, in an interview with Washington Times radio, said, "on this thing, it is pretty serious. And since, you know, Barabara Boxer is the Chairman and I'm the Ranking Member on Environment and Public Works, if nothing happens in the next seven days when we go back into session a week from today that would change this situation, I will call for an investigation."

The scandal began after computer hackers broke into the servers of the University of East Anglia's (UEA) Climatic Research Unit.  There, they found and published emails showing that researchers deliberately manipulated climate "change" data to hide the actual decline of the Earth's temperatures. According to the UK Telegraph, "Around 1,000 emails and 3,000 documents were stolen from UEA computers by hackers last week and uploaded on to a Russian server before circulating on websites run by climate change sceptics.  Some of the correspondence indicates that the manipulation of data was widespread among global warming researchers."

One particular email from CRU director Phil Jones in 1999 stated, "I've just completed Mike's Nature [the science journal] trick of adding in the real temps to each series for the last 20 years (ie, from 1981 onwards) and from 1961 for Keith's to hide the decline."

"A full investigation is needed," Wilson declared. "That must include the release of any and all of CRU's originally gathered data to Congress, and a comprehensive comparison to published IPCC reports."

According to National Review's Patrick J. Michaels, that data is not publicly available.  In his piece, "The Dog Ate Global Warming," when Roger Pielke Jr., professor of environmental studies at the University of Colorado, requested the raw data from Jones. Jones responded, "Since the 1980s, we have merged the data we have received into existing series or begun new ones, so it is impossible to say if all stations within a particular country or if all of an individual record should be freely available. Data storage availability in the 1980s meant that we were not able to keep the multiple sources for some sites, only the station series after adjustment for homogeneity issues. We, therefore, do not hold the original raw data but only the value-added (i.e., quality controlled and homogenized) data."

"They've demanded that we bring the global economy to a grinding halt for something that is not even real," Wilson said, adding, "The IPCC reports have been used for years, first to justify the Kyoto Protocols, and now the upcoming Copenhagen Protocols, cap-and-trade legislation, radical EPA regulations, and even Supreme Court decisions ruling that carbon dioxide is somehow a 'pollutant.'  Under these treaties, bills, and regulations, the UN has been attempting force industrialized nations to reduce carbon emissions and the use of fossil fuels."

According to UEA's website, CRU's data sets are "widely used in climate research, including the global temperature record used to monitor the state of the climate system." And CRU "is widely recognized as one of the world's leading institutions concerned with the study of natural and anthropogenic climate change."

According to CRU history, the IPCC was set up "under the United Nations Framework (later the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, UNFCCC) and led to assessments being produced in 1990, 1995, 2001 and 2007. CRU staff have been heavily involved in all four [IPCC] assessments, probably more than anywhere else relative to the size of an institution (see IPCC AR4 Authors)."

"It is the duty of Congress to investigate what could be the greatest fraud ever perpetrated in human history," Wilson concluded.

Thursday
Nov262009

CHQ - ACORNing the Climate Change Movement 

Mark Fitzgibbons: ACORNing the Climate Change Movement
American Thinker - Mark Fitzgibbons, writing at American Thinker , shows that the Climategate and ACORN scandals have some similarities. The first is corruption and the disregard of truth in pursuit of ideological and political agendas. The second is the ties both movements have to Marxism. Fitzgibbons writes that we should expect the political and big media establishments to be slow to investigate Climategate, just as they were slow to investigate ACORN. Want to know who's involved? Follow the money, and watch which government officials are slow to react.  Find This Story at News From The Front

Other Articles at News From The Front:

Doug Hoffman Says He Will be Back in 2010
Doug Hoffman for Congress - Doug Hoffman, the choice of grassroots Americans in the New York 23rd Congressional District special election, has officially conceded the race after a recount put him close behind Democratic rival Bill Owens.  In a message posted on his campaign Web site, Hoffman says he will be back in 2010. 

D-Day Memorial in Virginia Has Bust of Stalin
RightPundits.com - A bust of Josef Stalin, the Soviet leader who killed 4 million of his own people in labor camps and political prisons, is planned to be placed at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Virginia.  The D-Day Memorial in Bedford would not disclose who made the private donations for the Stalin's bust. The, public should look into the matter to make sure the inspirational place that is devoted to the heroes of the WWII is not turned into a worshiping place of the crazy neo-Stalinist crowd.

Find these articles and more at News From The Front

Daily Lickskillet: When did the rule of law break down?

Thursday
Nov262009

Fact checking, comments - NH Death Penalty Study Commission 

To: The Commission to Study the Death Penalty in New Hampshire and to others

Re: Fact checking, comments - Your Nov 6, 2009 meeting

From: Dudley Sharp

Dear Committee members:

Some corrections and clarifications. I have listed the speaker, the material and the page number from your minutes, below, with my reply.

1) Rep. Shurtleff: p 9 Finally, in 1972 -- excuse me -- the U.S. Supreme Court came down with the Furman v. Georgia ruling stating the death penalty was unconstitutional under the 8th Amendment.

Reply: The death penalty was never declared unconstitutional. The statutes and therefore the enforcement of the death penalty were seen as too arbitrary and, therefore, a violation of the 8th Amendment. As the death penalty is integral within the constitutional, it is unlikely it will ever be declared unconstitutional.  It is an important distinction.

2) Mr. Vogelman: p 19  " . . . the classic example that was all over the press was during President Clinton's first-- during the first primary. There was a man executed in Arkansas who when he was given his last meal when the warden gave him his dessert the evening before he was to be executed, he said no, I'll save this for tomorrow's breakfast. So there was some question. He eventually lost and was executed but there was some question as to whether or not he even understood that this was his last day on earth."

Reply:  According to an Arkansas Dept of Corrections spokesperson, there is no record of this ever occurring. A defense attorney for Rector, the subject inmate/double murderer,  had a story that Rector set his dessert aside, because Rector did know what execution meant.  There's nothing to support the story. Rector had mental problems, which were thoroughly vetted, repeatedly in court. The court found that he knew exactly what execution meant.  Otherwise, he could not have been executed.

3) Mr. Vogelman p 20 The law says that you cannot put on the jury somebody who under no circumstances would vote for death.

Reply: True. It would be unacceptable to seat any potential juror who could not vote for the range of punishments under consideration for any case, be that jay walking or more serious crimes.

4) Mr. Vogelman  p23  The Supreme Court of the United States decided that the gas chamber, for instance, you can't do that.

Reply: There is no SCOTUS ban on the gas chamber.

5) Mr. McLaughlin  p 29: I will tell you, I think the experience of whether you're defending or prosecuting as an attorney is that when you look in the mirror that night you simply hope that you have done your job as best you can because you realize that out there on the one hand you have a person who has just been sentenced to life without parole, and on the other hand you have the other participant who is not there at trial who is the victim who will never be heard in any circumstances for any reason. There is nothing about it that is anything other than sobering.

Reply: I couldn't agree more.

 

 
Thursday
Nov262009

Daily News from the Veterans Today Network

FT. Hood Massacre

DEATH BY "POLITICAL CORRECTNESS"

by Jeff Gates, Staff Writer

AN OPEN LETTER TO GENERAL CONE "MAKE THE REAL TERRORISTS ACCOUNTABLE"

Soon after the mass murder of September 11, 2001, Senators Joe Lieberman and John McCain emerged as early advocates for the invasion of Iraq. In response to that provocation, both men routinely cited "intelligence" that has since been proven false, flawed or "fixed" around an agenda sought by Jewish nationalists in pursuit of an expansive Greater Israel.

With 24 hours of the mass murder at Fort Hood, Senator Lieberman called for hearings by the Senate Committee on Homeland Security to assess the military's role in this tragedy and why our military commanders did not do a better job protecting people on a U.S. military base. Senator Lieberman made no mention of the role of civilian authorities in creating the underlying conditions.
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