"Goetz found 32 different versions of published global annual averages going back to Sept. 24, 2005, that showed the published figures – figures used as a baseline to demonstrate change through time – changing hundreds of times." How can we take them seriously on this issue when the climate record has been changed "hundreds of times"?
"The magnitude of the changes in the reworked historical data observed by Goetz – 0.27 °C – is more that a third of the total average increase in global air temperature near the Earth's surface...that has occurred over the last century,..."
So let me get this straight: Earth has supposedly warmed by a degree in the past century but one-third of that change is the result of warmistas cooking the books? Do I understand that?
And Al Gore says I'm a flat-earther because I have suspicions about the validity of anthropogenic global warming?
And we have a sunspot! Actually, at the moment it's more of a "proto-sunspot", still in the process of emerging. If you look at the picture I linked to, the sunspot is close to the 8 o'clock position, about 1/4 of the way to the center from the edge.
This would be the first sunspot of the new cycle, and it's only--what? A year late?
If it doesn't fade out like the last two did, it could indicate that we're not going to have a very serious cooling period. Remember, more sunspots=warmer Earth; no sunspots=ice age.
This story of a northern Illinois citizen being arrested for pointing his finger at a town councilman is a perfect example of government using the police to intimidate and/or punish someone. Four days after he pointed, a cop went to Greg Kachka's door in regards to...something: "When Kachka asked what the accusation was, the officer told him he would have to submit a Freedom of Information Act request to find out, Kachka said.
"About a week later, Kachka submitted the request to the village clerk and was denied, he said. He appealed the decision to the mayor, who also denied the request, he said."
And then he was arrested on two counts of disorderly conduct, because he was "...purposefully cocking his thumb in the shape of a gun" at the meeting.
I hope this guy sues, and I hope he wins a lot of punitive damages from that town.
The comments for this story about a young man killed by gangbangers for making fun of their shirts is the best part of this article. Especially when someone points out that Al Sharpton--who is always front-and-center in the middle of cases of "white-on-black" violence--is nowhere to be found in this story. (Sharpton can't get his name in the papers for decrying black-on-black violence, after all.) This guy is immediately denounced as a racist, of course.
Yeah, that's the thing to do: call someone who points out the truth a racist. That way you don't have to acknowledge it.
Civil War cannonball kills man. I mean, recently. The guy was restoring it and it blew up in his face. I don't mean to make light of a tragic event, but I'm thinking that there's a potential for a spinoff of the British series UXB....
I discovered and commented on Superdickery some time ago, but it's worth commenting on again because it's such a hilarious site. There are hundreds of images--mainly comic book covers--which are unaltered and which are unintentionally hilarious.
And then, in the prior entry, I used MS Paint to do this:
...and then posted this completely unaltered image right afterward to show how the Ass-Rape Robot of Doom gets around: