Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1433659 comments on the Hampton Roads Daily Press story from Nov 5, 2008, titled Barack Obama, our next President. In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:

"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned. Young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated ...

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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1041269 Dec 13, 2013
Similarly, the theory of man-caused, catastrophic, global warming is embraced not because of any “science,”(that sham is for the “useful idiots,”), but because it is a justification for a government takeover of the energy industry, with massive increases in regulation, taxes and government spending. The United Nations loves it because it inspires fantasies of the UN growing up to be a world government, with real government powers of global taxation, spending and regulation, all “to save the planet.” Scientists who go along with the cause are rewarded not only with praise for their worthy social conscience, but also with altogether billions in hard, cold cash (government and environmental grants), for their cooperation in helping to play the “useful idiots.” Moreover, many academic scientists are “progressives” themselves, and so favor sharp increases in government spending, taxes and regulation, because they are certain they know how to run your life better than you do.
That is what the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is all about. On September 27, the IPCC issued the final version of the Summary for Policymakers (SPM) for its fifth comprehensive Assessment Report (AR-5) since 1992 on the supposed science of anthropogenic, catastrophic, global warming. But the IPCC has intellectual competition now. A peer group of independent, private sector scientists has organized the Non-governmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC). Earlier in September, the NIPCC issued its own comprehensive, voluminous report on the science of climate change, Climate Change Reconsidered II: Physical Science, published by the Heartland Institute.
If you are a true believer in anthropogenic, catastrophic, global warming, you don’t know what you are talking about unless you also have at least looked through the hundreds of pages of calm, dispassionate science in Climate Change Reconsidered II, which also reviews the peer-reviewed literature on climate change. Go ahead, I dare you. What are you afraid of?
Now 4 lead contributing authors of Climate Change Reconsidered II, Drs. Craig Idso, Robert Carter, S. Fred Singer, and Willie Soon, have issued a Scientific Critique of IPCC’s 2013 “Summary for Policymakers.” They find that “the new SPM reveals the IPCC has retreated from at least 11 alarmist claims promulgated in its previous reports or by scientists prominently associated with the IPCC. The SPM also contains at least 13 misleading or untrue statements, and 11 further statements that are phrased in such a way that they mislead readers or misrepresent important aspects of the science.”
For example, the authors report,“The IPCC concedes for the first time that a 15 year long period of no significant warming occurred since 1998 despite a 7% rise in carbon dioxide (CO2).” The authors explain,“The statement represents a significant revision in the IPCC thinking, because their concern about dangerous warming rests upon the assumption that temperature increases will proceed in parallel fashion with CO2 increases.” Climate Change Reconsidered II documents that the same official temperature records used by the IPCC going back over 100 years, and proxy temperature records going back deep into the geologic time scale, show that temperatures have not changed in parallel with CO2 levels.
Central to the IPCC’s argument for anthropogenic, catastrophic global warming is its dozens of global climate models and their projections of growing global temperatures over time. But the SPM now concedes that these models have failed to project the now admitted lack of warming over the last 15 years. The draft of the SPM circulated in June stated quite accurately that the “Models do not generally reproduce the observed reduction in surface warming trend over the last 10 to 15 years.” The final draft released in September covers the same by saying,

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#1041270 Dec 13, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> $3.50 across the board. These idiots don't realize that the last two minimum wage hikes is what helped us get in this mess we are in. Where do these clowns think that money will come from?


Yep, its the poor people's fault.

I have news, Flack, the first raise was in July of 2007. I guess you are telling us that caused the worst recession in 80 years, the housing collapse, the near financial meltdown?

Those lowlifes earning minimum wage!!! How dare they!!!

Just from when I started working, the minimum wage has not kept up with inflation. So, according to you, we should have had this recession back then when the minimum wage was much higher in comparison.

My God you people are dumber than sh*t.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1041271 Dec 13, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>
Speaking of chimpy chinamen!!!
lol! Speaking of mud matted fur.......!

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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1041272 Dec 13, 2013
“There are…differences between simulated and observed trends over periods as short as 10 to 15 years (e.g., 1998 to 2012).”

Nevertheless, despite this failure of the underlying climate models, the SPM states,“It is extremely likely that human influence on climate caused more than half of the observed increase in global average surface temperature from 1951–2010.” The prior Assessment Report issued in 2007 had said that this human contribution to global warming was only “very likely.” So as the IPCC climate models admittedly diverge from reality, the IPCC conclusion is that the human contribution to global warming (which it admits has not been happening for quite a while now) is only all the more likely.

Indeed, the models have not been validated by past recorded temperatures, and, therefore, cannot be a sound basis for costly regulation to counter global warming, as President Obama’s EPA is now pursuing. As the NIPCC’s recent report states,“We conclude the current generation of global climate models are unable to make accurate projections of climate even 10 years ahead, let alone the 100 year period that has been adopted by policy planners. The output of such models should therefore not be used to guide public policy formulation until they have been validated and shown to have predictive value.”

The SPM also concedes that the Antarctic ice cap “increased…(by) 1.2%–1.8% per decade between 1979 and 2012.” So even the UN’s IPCC now concedes that the South Pole’s ice cap has been increasing all along, rather than melting. The increase in Antarctic sea ice now totals about 1 million square kilometers. In fact, the extent of Antarctic sea ice is now the greatest ever measured.

Arctic sea ice has historically fluctuated in regular cycles. While it did decline during the 1978 to 1998 period, that decline has now reversed, falsifying alarmist predictions that the North Pole would be free of ice by 2013. Globally, some glaciers have been melting and receding. Others have been growing and expanding. Overall, the total extent of global sea ice has not been declining at any enhanced rate since the end of the Little Ice Age around 150 years ago.

But the SPM misleads as to concerns over rising sea levels, stating,“It is very likely that there is a substantial anthropogenic contribution to the global mean sea level rise since the 1970s.” No, actually, it is not likely at all. The NIPCC authors state,“sea level rise has been occurring since long before the human era, and at rates higher than those observed in human history.” Indeed, during that human era,“sea level rise over the past several centuries has averaged about 7 inches, and continues to rise at that rate with no evidence of acceleration,” as Larry Bell reported for Forbes on October 15.

The SPM also misleads when it states,“Warming of the climate system is unequivocal, and since the 1950s many of the observed changes are unprecedented.” The NIPCC authors explain,“Though the IPCC’s favored temperature record (HadCRUT) depicts a rise of 0.4 deg. C since 1950, other temperature records show little or no warming at all in the second half of the twentieth century.” These include the US GISS land surface record, sea surface temperature records, including Hadley NMAT, atmosphere temperature records, such as Hadley radiosonde and satellite MSU, and land surface temperature proxies.

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#1041273 Dec 13, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>
Trickle up works__Trickle down? Not so much.
.
Trickle up?

LOL...from where, the tens of millions of people who DON'T pay taxes, produce little to NOTHING (except more takers), yet get handed the majority of their money FROM tax payers who are barely getting by as it is?

Yeah, solid economics there, moron.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1041274 Dec 13, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>
"Chimp of the Year"!!!@!!!
lol! So... you're the omega pup of the year son?

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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1041275 Dec 13, 2013
The NIPCC authors conclude in response to the SPM,
“It is likely that the HadCRUT temperature record underestimates the impact of urban heat islands [in falsely exaggerating] surface temperature records….[Moreover,] the post-1950 warming shown by the Hadley record is of about the same magnitude and rate as the known natural warming between 1910 and 1940, and is therefore not unprecedented.”
Bell added in his October 15 commentary,“In reality, the earth has been warming ever since it began thawing out from the Little Ice Age around 1850, and temperatures are still cooler than those that have prevailed about 90% of the time over the past 10,000 years.”
Among Climate Change Reconsidered II’s conclusions,
“neither the rate nor the magnitude of the reported late twentieth century surface warming (1979-2000) lay outside natural variability, nor was it in any way unusual compared to earlier episodes in Earth’s climate history. Furthermore, solar forcings of temperature change are likely more important than is currently recognized, and evidence is lacking that a 2 degree C increase in temperature (of whatever cause) would be globally harmful.”
Indeed, the only demonstrated impact of increased atmospheric concentrations of CO2 so far have been positive for human life, if not all life on the planet. In particular, that includes increased agricultural output, valued at $3.2 trillion over the period 1961 to 2011, and probable slight resulting increases in global temperatures.
Richard Lindzen is Professor of Atmospheric Sciences emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. There is no climate scientist in the world with a better professional pedigree than Lindzen. It was his apparent understanding of the quality of the climate science peddled by the IPCC and its cohorts that led him to write his recent article,“Science in the Public Square: Global Climate Alarmism and Historical Precedents.”
Lindzen writes,
“Global climate alarmism has been costly to society, and it has the potential to be vastly more costly. It also has been damaging to science, as scientists adjust both data and even theory to accommodate politically correct positions. How can one escape from the Iron Triangle (ambiguous statements from scientists translated into alarmism by advocates and the media, with politicians responding by feeding the scientists taxpayer money) when it produces flawed science that is enormously influential and is forcing catastrophic public policy.
There are past examples. In the U.S. in the early 20th century, the eugenics movement had coopted the science of human genetics and was driving a political agenda. The movement achieved the Immigration Restriction Act of 1923, as well as forced sterilization laws in several states. The movement became discredited by Nazi atrocities, but the American consequences survived well into the 1960s.
In the Soviet Union, Trofim Denisovich Lysenko (1898-1976) promoted the Lamarckian view of the inheritance of acquired characteristics. It fit with Stalin’s megalomaniacal insistence on the ability of society to remold nature….However, opposition within the Soviet Union remained strong, despite ruthless attempts to suppress dissenters….
Global warming differs from the previous two affairs. Global warming has become a religion. A surprisingly large number of people seem to have concluded that all that gives meaning to their lives is the belief that they are saving the planet by paying attention to their carbon footprint. There may be a growing realization that this may not add that much meaning to one’s life, but outside the pages of the Wall Street Journal, this has not been widely promulgated, and people with no other source of meaning will defend their religion with jihadist zeal.
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#1041276 Dec 13, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Accordingly, and over time.
When the UAW would secure pay and benefit increases for the rank and file__management/white collar types knew that their commensurate salary hike was forthcoming__Hooray!
Only the dumbest of the dumb don't understand that working class income bolsters the US economy.
Trickle up works__Trickle down? Not so much.
You get dumber by the day Johnboy
Probably lack of sleep__old fks like you should be getting 10 hrs. minimum.
Did a search on Google for "sex with farm animals" and Realtime came up??

https://www.google.com/search...

It's the culture....

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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1041277 Dec 13, 2013
In contrast to Lysenkoism, Global Warming has a global constituency, and has successfully coopted almost all of institutional science. However, the cracks in the scientific claims for catastrophic warming are, I think, becoming much harder for the supporters to defend.”

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#1041278 Dec 13, 2013
Hey, political breakfast man, did you take time out from calling everyone stupid to learn the difference between prostrate and prostate?
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1041279 Dec 13, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>"swill gums"??? Dammmmmit, but you're one stupid bitch...don't give so many responses to one post, especially not while bringing in the rest of the tricycle tribe from the drawer. I only meant I'm not planning on being here after the holidays, and, as people with family, friends, a life, or responsibilities know, the holidays are totally happening now.(BTW, some roses don't have thorns, and there are lots of thorns without any roses...were you hoping to appear profound? [email protected])
you are not into STEM are you?

...you stand up in front of a mirror and immediately begin...

'Friends, Romans, Countrymen..." and wait for the clapping that never comes....
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1041280 Dec 13, 2013
ANTONY

Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears;
I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.
The evil that men do lives after them;
The good is oft interred with their bones;
So let it be with Caesar. The noble Brutus
Hath told you Caesar was ambitious:
If it were so, it was a grievous fault,
And grievously hath Caesar answer'd it.
Here, under leave of Brutus and the rest--
For Brutus is an honourable man;
So are they all, all honourable men--
Come I to speak in Caesar's funeral.
He was my friend, faithful and just to me:
But Brutus says he was ambitious;
And Brutus is an honourable man.
He hath brought many captives home to Rome
Whose ransoms did the general coffers fill:
Did this in Caesar seem ambitious?
When that the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept:
Ambition should be made of sterner stuff:
Yet Brutus says he was ambitious;
And Brutus is an honourable man.
You all did see that on the Lupercal
I thrice presented him a kingly crown,
Which he did thrice refuse: was this ambition?
Yet Brutus says he was ambitious;
And, sure, he is an honourable man.
I speak not to disprove what Brutus spoke,
But here I am to speak what I do know.
You all did love him once, not without cause:
What cause withholds you then, to mourn for him?
O judgment! thou art fled to brutish beasts,
And men have lost their reason. Bear with me;
My heart is in the coffin there with Caesar,
And I must pause till it come back to me.
Lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1041281 Dec 13, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Probably why it's called Global Warming and not Localized Warming.
At least in a fair and honest debate deniers and people on the fence(myself) should argue it from that perspective.
School shooting in Colorado 2 wounded suspect dead, apparently killed himself, 16 years old
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1041282 Dec 13, 2013
Nostalgia....

NYT...

1909...

Income tax...

"Once men get in the habit of helping themselves to the property of others they are not easily cured of it.”

http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf...
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#1041283 Dec 13, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Yep, its the poor people's fault.
I have news, Flack, the first raise was in July of 2007. I guess you are telling us that caused the worst recession in 80 years, the housing collapse, the near financial meltdown?
Those lowlifes earning minimum wage!!! How dare they!!!
Just from when I started working, the minimum wage has not kept up with inflation. So, according to you, we should have had this recession back then when the minimum wage was much higher in comparison.
My God you people are dumber than sh*t.
Meanwhile Obama bin Lyin has succeeded in losing demokRATs the House and Senate in 2014... You idiots are dumber than shit.....

It's the culture...

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#1041284 Dec 13, 2013
Mainstream News Flash!

Uh oh!

School shooting in Colorado.

If only those anti-gun democrats hadn't been recalled...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1041285 Dec 13, 2013
Random Post

"This is the fundamental reason why liberals dislike free markets. You can’t force people to choose something that they don’t feel is in their best interest"

Seattle Sam
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1041286 Dec 13, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Accordingly, and over time.
When the UAW would secure pay and benefit increases for the rank and file__management/white collar types knew that their commensurate salary hike was forthcoming__Hooray!
Only the dumbest of the dumb don't understand that working class income bolsters the US economy.
Trickle up works__Trickle down? Not so much.
You get dumber by the day Johnboy
Probably lack of sleep__old fks like you should be getting 10 hrs. minimum.
and the UAW destroyed the American auto industry, making it dependent on government bailouts....

how will the folks who have worked hard to rise above minimum wage feel when they are suddenly back at the new minimum???...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1041287 Dec 13, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
<quoted text>
and your point is??? Besides that you and the author don't understand science and global warming.
NEWSFLASH Global warming does not mean the Earth's climate is going to be a balmy 72F year round.
what it does mean that increasing the average temperature on the atmosphere a couple of degrees results in more severe weather and changes in climate. Less ice at the Artic allows the circular polar jet stream to dip down into central North America, this cold air mass then meets with warm moist air coming up from the Gulf of Mexico resulting in colder winters, more frequent/stronger tornadoes, hurricanes and snow.
aalways amazes me that people who don't study up or read anything about global warming are the quickest to deny it.
except that the average temperature of the atmosphere is not increasing at all, let alone "a couple of degrees"...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1041288 Dec 13, 2013
From some old man named William Taft...

'No tendency is quite so strong in human nature as the desire to lay down rules of conduct for other people.'

Quoted in Robert J. Schoenberg (1992), Mr. Capone, apparently referring to the temperance movement

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