atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#395: Interesting articles of the day

This article discusses an ACLU lawsuit against the NYPD for their actions during the 2004 GOP national convention.

Reading it, we see a laundry list of actual crimes committed by leftist activist groups. We never heard about many of these. And was there a similar laundry list for the Democrat National Convention? I think those would have been plastered across all news outlets if there had been.

Global climate change in a nutshell.
Q: Could you rank the things that have the most significant impact and where would you put carbon dioxide on the list?

A: Well let me give you one fact first. In the first 30 feet of the atmosphere, on the average, outward radiation from the Earth, which is what CO2 is supposed to affect, how much [of the reflected energy] is absorbed by water vapor? In the first 30 feet, 80 percent, okay?

Q: Eighty percent of the heat radiated back from the surface is absorbed in the first 30 feet by water vapor…

A: And how much is absorbed by carbon dioxide? Eight hundredths of one percent. One one-thousandth as important as water vapor. You can go outside and spit and have the same effect as doubling carbon dioxide.

This begs questions about the widely publicized mathematical models researchers run through supercomputers to generate climate scenarios 50 or 100 years in the future. Bryson says the data fed into the computers overemphasizes carbon dioxide and accounts poorly for the effects of clouds—water vapor. Asked to evaluate the models’ long-range predictive ability, he answers with another question: “Do you believe a five-day forecast?”

Gyaaa ha ha ha ha ha.

Green Bay Press on a city ordinance requiring all city license-holders to obey federal immigration law.

Here's the line which gets me:
Engracia Enriquez of Bellevue brought tears to some eyes as she described the hardships she and her husband endured to become legal citizens — and their continued hardships in trying to bring her husband's mother to this country. She said committee members should put themselves in her place, or other immigrants' places, before enacting such policies.

"It hurts my heart," she told the audience. "We're not choosing to be illegal."

Excuse me. If you sneak into the country, if you work here without a visa, if you choose to break the law you are choosing to be illegal.

Illegal immigrants--criminal aliens--these people are making a choice and they are choosing "to be illegal".


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