Mt. Kilimanjaro: the ice cap ain't what Al Gore kept telling us, surpise!
You've probably already heard about this, but all the "More threats to Barack Obama than ANY OTHER PRESIDENT!!!" crap? It really IS crap.
He doesn't have the desire, let alone the balls, to want to win; neither does he have the integrity or balls to say "I'm withdrawing the troops". He wants to have eight years in the Oval Office so bad he'll do anything- including get troops killed playing games- to try to get them.
Some of the members of the American Physical Society are taking Climaquiddick very seriously:
What has this to do with APS? In 2007 the APS Council adopted a Statement on global warming (also reproduced at the tinyurl site mentioned above) that was based largely on the scientific work that is now revealed to have been corrupted. (The principals in this escapade have not denied what they did, but have sought to dismiss it by saying that it is normal practice among scientists. You know and we know that that is simply untrue. Physicists are not expected to cheat.)
We have asked the APS management to put the 2007 Statement on ice until the extent to which it is tainted can be determined, but that has not been done. We have also asked that the membership be consulted on this point, but that too has not been done.
None of us would use corrupted science in our own work, nor would we sign off on a thesis by a student who did so. This is not only a matter of science, it is a matter of integrity, and the integrity of the APS is now at stake. That is why we are taking the unusual step of communicating directly with at least a fraction of the membership.
If you believe that the APS should withdraw a Policy Statement that is based on admittedly corrupted science, and should then undertake to clarify the real state of the art in the best tradition of a learned society, please send a note to the incoming President of the APS firstname.lastname@example.org, with the single word YES in the subject line. That will make it easier for him to count.
"The Big Cutoff" refers, of course, to an end of the tips, free quotes, free background stuff, etc., that the climate-mongers have been offering Revkin. In other words, they're threatening to blacklist him from their rolodexes and no longer return his calls, leaving him a reporter without sources in the field he's supposed to be covering. (And doing a poor job of it even with those sources, note.)
Glad to see there's none of that "tribalism" among this claque! Good to put that particular false rumor to bed!
It also needs to be hammered again and again(just not the way he likes) just what kind of sleaze the 'Safe Schools Czar' really is.
Ace has something on British troops basically crapping on PM Brown, but that deserves a post of its own.
The wonders of Socialized Medicine demonstrated in California: poor women hurt most in this case.
There is a lesson there for small democracies. If they abide by democratic principles, sustain a united front domestically, and refuse to accede to the arrogance of Foggy Bottom and the White House, they can control their own destiny. (Hmm, seems to also have worked out in Israel.) That it should require such a Herculean effort to resist the strong-arming tactics of the United States is sobering and distressing.
Hey, we've got a 'Progressive'(i.e. socialist crapweasel) as President; you think he really respects the idea of a republic?
In news unrelated to, well, 'news', I wound up using the belt sander to take about .01" off the Pocket Hammerless magazine(harder steel than I'd expected, which is good), then polished it a bit with 220 wet/dry paper and hit it with cold blue(Van's, if you're interested). The original, at the point the trigger bow moves over, is .425", the aftermarket was .443". I didn't want to reduce the wall thickness too much, so only took it to .435"; I'll try it and see if that took care of it.