Category Archives: Science & Nature

Flashback: Severe tornadoes caused by global cooling

2013: Global warming is causing these severe tornadoes.

1975: Global cooling is causing these severe tornadoes:

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More “settled science” from the 1970’s: “Prepare for the next ice age.”

Like I always say, no matter what happens, the “scare mongers for fun and profit” are right. There is no scenario that would disprove Al Gore’s sham. Shut up and pay up, deniers!

Brain Mining Is Big Deal in Big China

Guest post written by Joyanna Adams
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China isn’t just about mining everybody’s minerals anymore…they want the good stuff: They want human DNA. They are out to design the superior race, and they have already got a good start:

At BGI Shenzhen, scientists have collected DNA samples from 2,000 of the world’s smartest people and are sequencing their entire genomes in an attempt to identify the alleles which determine human intelligence. Embryo screening will allow parents to pick their brightest zygote and potentially bump up every generation’s intelligence by five to 15 IQ points

They seem mostly interested in people of Chinese and European descent. You have to provide some evidence that you’re as smart as you say you are. You have to send your complete CV, publications you’ve produced, standardized-test scores, where you went to college… stuff like that.

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What would you do if some guy in China came up to you, and wanted some of your DNA because you are smart, and they want to use your DNA to make some really smart Chinese babies? Would you give it to them?

Of course you wouldn’t, because you happen to be smart. But Geoffrey Miller, an evolutionary psychologist and lecturer at NYU was just too excited that they thought he was smart..and did.

(By the way…When did evolution need a psychologist? Is the missing link now considered a mental disease?)

Here Geoffrey was asked how this would work: :

And over the course of several generations you’re able to exponentially multiply the population’s intelligence?

Right. Even if it only boosts the average kid by five IQ points, that’s a huge difference in terms of economic productivity, the competitiveness of the country, how many patents they get, how their businesses are run, and how innovative their economy is. And they’re sending hundreds of thousands of college students to America and Europe to see how our education systems operate so they can bring their own systems up to our standards and above.

I have a friend who is very worried about this. I should introduce him to Geoffrey.

First: Did China give the world electricity? How about the toaster? Or cars? Or frozen food? Or nuclear energy? I know that once upon a time, China was the best thing around…but how did they get where they are today? Is the reason that China has had to steal every invention from us is because its people are stupid?

Or is it because, communism doesn’t allow for much creative thinking? And can you CLONE creativity? Is that in DNA?

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China must think that we invented more stuff because we have more smart people, therefore, just take those genes and reproduce them. Steal our genes like they steal everything else.

And they wanted Geoffrey Miller’s highly intelligent brain, who also said this:

 Do you think global domination is in the cards, then?

The Chinese Communist party has never really sought global domination. They think of it as restoring China to its rightful and historical place as the central culture of humanity. Europe got a temporary advantage, but they’re just restoring the natural balance as the world’s most populous country. I don’t think they have any imperial ambitions to spread China’s borders—they’re not going to act like Nazi Germany or America in the 20th century—but they do want respect and they do want influence and they don’t trust America or Europe to run the world in the right way, in terms of issues like global warming or equality or economic stability.

“in terms of issues like global warming or equality”

Right. China doesn’t trust us because we’re polluters and racist…unlike their country.

Can I buy a vowel here?

If the Chinese think Geoffrey Miller is the brightest bulb on the porch, and they are going to be mixing his DNA in their general population….we have nothing to worry about.

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Guest post written by Joyanna Adams

Sandy… the Disaster That Keeps On Giving

Guest Post written by Joyanna Adams
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Hey—has anyone heard about how the poor victims from Hurricane Sandy are doing? It was only last October when we saw how Sandy, propitiously saved Obama’s Presidency, because the great Republican leader, Chris Christie, gave Obama a big hug for saving the nation.Obama and Sandy

After that Obama won a second term, and then the horror stories came out. Everyone was being ripped off, robbed, and ignored…for months. Well, that story just disappeared. I can’t find any news about the Sandy victims anywhere.

But, I did run across one of Harry Reid’s lessons in How to Get Billions: Load a disaster bill up with pork, then tell everyone to go home in hopes that nobody notices.

Remember the $51 Billion dollars that Chris Christie wanted? Remember that John Bonehead said no?

Here’s what was in the Senate bill:

$4 million for the Kennedy Space Center

(Getting rid of old astronauts cost a lot of money.)

$8 million to buy cars and equipment for the Homeland Security and Justice Departments

(Obama wants a new limo, and more hallow point bullets for the EPA.)

$20 million for a nationwide “Water Resources Priorities Study.”

(Actually, this is for the White House Staffers who cannot afford the bottled water in the cafeteria.)

$41 million for eight military bases including Guantanamo Bay

(Obama sent the money to the Saudi’s because they needed runways for those fighter jets he sent them, and the Bay needs an indoor swimming pool.)

$55.8 million for charting the debris from last year’s Japanese Tsunami

(Al Gore says he lost the charts, and needs more.)

$58 million for forest restoration on private land

(Private land? Is Ted Turner running out of money?)

$100 million for the federal Head Start Day care program

(To be renamed, “Getting a Head Start on learning to speak Spanish”)Chinese Salamander

$150 million for funding for Alaskan fisheries

(The victims of New Jersey will be given new jobs as fishermen in Alaska because Japan’s waters are not exactly fish ready yet.)

$188 million for new Amtrak lines (not repair, whole new lines)

(Warren Buffet payback)

$197 million “to protect coastal ecosystems and habitat impacted by Hurricane Sandy.”

(Payback to Michael Bloomberg who can now build the New Jersey Disneybloom World that he has planned for years…thanks to Sandy for clearing that space for him.)

$5.3 billion to the Army Corps of Engineers —that’s more than their annual budget.

(Obama still dreams of building the future of his dreams…we just don’t know where he plans to build it)

$10.78 billion for public transportation, most of which is allocated to future construction and improvements, not disaster relief.

(Pelosi still wants her personal train to Vegas.)

$13 billion would to ‘mitigation projects to prepare for future storms.

(We will need more disasters. How else will Congress be able to get their hands such porkulous wonder?)

$17 billion for wasteful Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) a program that has become notorious for its use as a backdoor earmark program.

(I have NO clue…probably Freddie and Fannie in Cairo.)

And last but not least: $38 billion dollars to study the mating habits of the giant salamander found in Janet Napolitano’s back yard.

Just kidding.  I made that up. Janet Napolitano does not have salamanders in her back yard.

But I bet she knows where to find $38 billion dollars..

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No Money for White House Tours, But Still Enough to Maintain Funding for Duck Genitalia Study

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Made possible with a grant from The National Science Foundation

Today’s “taxpayers stuck with the bill” story takes a turn for the somewhat literal:

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $384,949 grant to Yale University for a study on “Sexual Conflict, Social Behavior and the Evolution of Waterfowl Genitalia”, according to the recovery.gov website.

The grant description says, “The project examines how reproductive morphology covaries with season, age, and social environment in a diverse sample of duck species that differ in ecology, territoriality and breeding system.”

The grant was made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, better known as the stimulus package.

The project has been receiving money from the NSF since 2009 and is slated for funding through July of this year.

Below is exclusive audio of a duck having his genitals studied by a Yale zoologist. Your tax dollars at work:

Latest Way to Save the World from Global Warming: Work Less

I have to admit that the “climate change” sham is brilliantly devised. If it’s colder than normal, that’s evidence of man-caused climate change. If it’s warmer than usual, that’s evidence of man-caused climate change. And now politicians who are killing the economy and putting people out of work (where they all too often stay) can claim that they’re saving the planet:

Want to reduce the effects of global warming? Stop working so hard. Working fewer hours might help slow global warming, according to a new study released Monday by the Center for Economic Policy and Research.

A worldwide switch to a “more European” work schedule, which includes working fewer hours and more vacation time, could prevent as much as half of the expected global temperature rise by 2100, according to the analysis, which used a 2012 study that found shorter work hours could be associated with lower carbon emissions.

The Center for Economic Policy and Research is a liberal think tank based in Washington.

In the old days if you made an effort and put in a lot of hours to better yourself and improve your station in life, you were called a hard worker. Now you’re an eco-terrorist.

There are 8.5 million more Americans not in the labor force than there were when Obama took office. In other words, the US president is doing his part to combat global warming.

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Climate Change Policies We Can Believe In!

Ahmadinejad in SPAAAAACE!

I have to admit, this would be totally awesome. Too bad he’s lying his ass off:

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Monday he was ready to be the first human sent into orbit by Iran’s fledgling space program, Iranian media reported.

Iran declared last week that it had successfully launched a monkey into space and retrieved it alive, which officials hailed as a major step towards their goal of sending humans into space.

The launch added to Western concerns about Iran’s space program because the same rocket technology could potentially be used to deliver a nuclear warhead on a ballistic missile.

“I am ready to be the first human to be sent to space by Iranian scientists,” Ahmadinejad said on Monday, on the sidelines of an exhibition of space achievements in Tehran, according to the Mehr news agency.

In the spirit of global harmony, I’m sure we could even convince Bibi Netanyahu to light the candle.

Word is that Ahmadinejad wants to film the entire adventure for a movie called “The Anti-Semite Stuff.”

Mini-Hitler’s launch is expected to go something like this:

NASA Getting Flooded With ‘End of the World’ Calls and Emails

Everybody knows that the people at NASA are and have always been among the world’s foremost experts on the Mayans (as a matter of fact, some of Neil Armstrong’s ancestors on his mother’s side were from Calakmul). Whenever I have a question about the Mayans, I know that NASA is the first on my list of people to call for answers:

If there’s one government agency really looking forward to Dec. 22, it’s NASA.

The space agency said it has been flooded with calls and emails from people asking about the purported end of the world — which, as the doomsday myth goes, is apparently set to take place on Dec. 21, 2012.

The myth might have originated with the Mayan calendar, but in the age of the Internet and social media, it proliferated online, raising questions and concerns among hundreds of people around the world who have turned to NASA for answers.

Dwayne Brown, an agency spokesman, said NASA typically receives about 90 calls or emails per week containing questions from people. In recent weeks, he said, that number has skyrocketed — from 200 to 300 people are contacting NASA per day to ask about the end of the world.

“Who’s the first agency you would call?” he said. “You’re going to call NASA.”

The questions range from myth (Will a rogue planet crash into Earth? Is the sun going to explode? Will there be three days of darkness?) to the macabre (Brown said some people have “embraced it so much” they want to hurt themselves). So, he said, NASA decided to do “everything in our power” to set the facts straight.

That effort included interviews with scientists posted online and a web page Brown said has drawn more than 4.6 million views.

It also involved a video titled, “Why the World Didn’t End Yesterday.” Though the title of the video implies a Dec. 22 release date, Brown said NASA posted the four-minute clip last week to help spread its message.

The Mayan calendar may be about to end, but the Moron calendar is eternal.

To answer the question of NASA callers, tomorrow will go something like this: We’ll hear Pink Floyd’s The Great Gig in the Sky start playing through some Bose speakers blaring from the heavens, and then… blammo:

Lord Christopher Monckton Demonstrates How to Get Kicked Out of a UN Climate Change Conference in 20 Words or Less

Lord Christopher Monckton, former adviser to Margaret Thatcher and current thorn in the side of global warming alarmists everywhere who seek to line their pockets by peddling false or wildly over-exaggerated fears (e.g. the UN), infiltrated the UN climate conference being held in Qatar. He managed to utter one sentence before experiencing a rapid eviction:

After the news conference, and as diplomats gathered for the climate conference president’s assessment of how close countries are to agreement, Monckton quietly slipped into the seat reserved for the delegation of Myanmar and clicked the button to speak.

“In the 16 years we have been coming to these conferences, there has been no global warming,” Monckton said as confused murmurs filled the hall and then turned into a chorus of boos.

The stunt infuriated negotiators and activists here who gather every year to address what they believe is one of the world’s top threats, the steady rise of man-made global warming.

Security escorted Monckton from the hall and stripped him of his credentials, but our applause lives on.

The “16 years” Monckton was referring to comes from this report.

If I find video I’ll post it. I’m guessing there were some priceless looks on some UN bureaucrat faces.

Until then, here’s a clip from Monckton’s appearance on the Glenn Beck Show about three years ago. They were joined by former US ambassador to the UN John Bolton and discussed what the UN is really after:

Noted Climatologist Asks ‘Fellow Republicans’: Think Climate Change is Real Now?

Make sure you don’t have a mouthful of your favorite beverage of choice before reading the part referring to Meghan McCain as a “political analyst.” That’s like calling Chelsea Clinton a “seasoned news reporter.”

From The Hill:

Political analyst Meghan McCain, daughter of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), is challenging widespread GOP skepticism about climate change in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

“So are we still going to go with climate change not being real fellow republicans [sic]?” McCain wrote, via Twitter, around midnight as the storm was slamming ashore.
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The Washington Post closely examines the climate change-storm nexus here, while NPR explores it here.

Both outlets look at a 2012 study by the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on extreme weather and climate change.

That study finds that researchers currently have “low confidence” in tying cyclone activity in recent decades to climate change.

“Ommigod she was like ‘believe in climate change now’ and I was all like ‘Al Gore is a scammer’ and she was like ‘you are like so in denial’ and I was all like ‘you are!’

For the record, I believe these things are due to climate change — but not the kind of climate change McCain’s referring to (the “let’s all help make Al Gore a billionaire” kind), but rather the kind of cyclical climate change that’s been going on for a long, long time. Look it up, Meghan… there were nasty weather events long before the invention of the gas powered leaf blower and coal furnace.

I like Meghan McCain best when she’s actively trying to save the planet by reducing CO2 emissions:

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