Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1404984 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

#1085198 Feb 23, 2014
The 3300 Argo bathythermograph buoys deployed throughout the world’s oceans since late in 2003 have shown a slight cooling of the oceans over the past five years, directly contrary to the official theory that any “global warming” not showing in the atmosphere would definitely show up in the first 400 fathoms of the world’s oceans, where at least 80% of any surplus heat would be stored. Source: ARGO project, June 2009.

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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1085199 Feb 23, 2014
All of this data leads to the conclusion that the UN/IPCC models are not only wrong, they are so far off the mark as to be laughable. The satellite and bathythermograph data clearly do not match the IPCC theory, which means that the theory is incorrect.

What this data does tell us is if CO2 concentration should double, global temperatures will not rise by the devastating 6 degrees F the UN predicts, but by a completely harmless 1 degree F. The ERBE data shows an Earth system that is radiating more heat into space as sea surfaces warm, in other words a system at equilibrium, and is clearly demonstrated by observed data. The UN theory of Anthropogenic Global Warming is dead wrong.

The UN/IPCC have been using models that give a result that allow them to tell Nation States they must reduce and cap Carbon Emissions or the earth’s climate will warm by a devastating 6 degrees F. When in reality, more heat is simply radiated out into space as the ERBE OBSERVED DATA (Not a computer model) PROVES.

“you know i know”

Since: Oct 07

denver

#1085200 Feb 23, 2014
Oil rich Venezuela descends into chaos, people can't find food, this is what Il Duce wants for America:

Thousands of protestors filled Venezuela's streets, Saturday

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelans on both sides of the nation's bitter political divide took to the streets on Saturday after two weeks of mass protests that have President Nicolas Maduro scrambling to squash an increasingly militant opposition movement.

At the opposition rally, in wealthier eastern Caracas, two-time presidential candidate Henrique Capriles urged supporters to keep pressuring the government to resolve problems ranging from rising crime to galloping 56 percent inflation in the oil-rich nation.

"This is a rich country and we can't even buy a kilo of flour, a rich country but we live in misery," Marta Rivas, a 39-year-old mother of two, said as she joined the San Cristobal march.

Liberal cultists never learn.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1085201 Feb 23, 2014
The United States House of Representatives has passed a Carbon tax (Cap and Trade) as have other governments in Europe, based on these completely erroneous models.

There are only a couple of conclusions to be made of this. Either the world has been misled by scientists working for the UN and IPCC due to faulty science, or faulty science has been deliberately used in a global scheme to generate tax revenues for the Governments instituting Cap and Trade Taxation policies.

Either way, the world has been the victim of some very bad science. The results of which can be seen in drastically reduced GDP in countries with the Cap and Trade laws in place, as well a a 5 - 10% decrease in standard of living for those citizens living there (Taxing Carbon designed to fail.), all with little or no effect on emissions globally.

Perhaps this will finally end the attempt by the Obama Administration as well as congress to tax a substance that trees need to survive, the very air we exhale thousands of times a day.

Thank you Professor Richard Lindzen, Dr. Ferenc M. Miskolczi, Dr. Miklós Zágoni, Dr. Mike Fox here in Oregon, and a great many other Scientists the world over, who decided to look at facts, instead of playing with models. Science is based on data, facts not theories. They took the facts, and let the theory write itself. The IPCC took theories and tried to cherry pick only the details that fit, and in the end failed to do even that.

Public policies should also be based on facts, not on unproven and in the end disproven theories. The United States and indeed the world is in the debt of these and other scientists, who relied on data and facts to describe our world and its climate! We are in their debt!

“you know i know”

Since: Oct 07

denver

#1085202 Feb 23, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, we know that plants do this.
We also know that the planet can only remove a certain amount of CO2 from the Atmosphere.
We also know that when man pumps more & more into the atmosphere, that the planet cannot absorb it all & the COP2 builds up in to the atmosphere increasing the greenhouse effect.
Jobs being shipped overseas? yes, by phony, hypocritical Hollywood libs:

BO and the dems had 2 full years of total control, why didn't they change the tax laws? because it would have hurt too many in their own party and those who support them with the big bucks at election time. Dems are liars and hypocrites.

Take Hollywood, they have been leaving California for other countries and the 42 states that offer them tax breaks to escape California's high taxes and unions for decades.

Here's 2 examples of how hypocritical Hollywood supporters have shipped American jobs overseas:

DreamWorks Animation formed a partnership in 2008 with an animation company in Bangalore, India, which is called Paprikaas Interactive Services. Paprikaas offers a wide variety of animation services, including character modeling, set design, and animation for movies, TV shows, and video games. The company counts among its clients Nickelodeon, Sony Computer Entertainment, Electronic Arts, and Microsoft.

In February DreamWorks announced a $2 billion deal with the Chinese government, which involved the building of a production studio in Shanghai. The deal came to fruition just days after Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping made a visit to Los Angeles to meet with Katzenberg. "

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When it comes to their own bottom line, Hollywood is as avaricious as anyone else.

“you know i know”

Since: Oct 07

denver

#1085203 Feb 23, 2014
flack wrote:
Professor Richard Lindzen of MIT’s peer reviewed work states “we now know that the effect of CO2 on temperature is small, we know why it is small, and we know that it is having very little effect on the climate.”
The global surface temperature record, which we update and publish
every month, has shown no statistically-significant “global warming”
for almost 15 years. Statistically-significant global cooling has now
persisted for very nearly eight years. Even a strong el Nino – expected
in the coming months – will be unlikely to reverse the cooling trend.
More significantly, the ARGO bathythermographs deployed
throughout the world’s oceans since 2003 show that the top 400
fathoms of the oceans, where it is agreed between all parties that at
least 80% of all heat caused by manmade “global warming” must
accumulate, have been cooling over the past six years. That now prolonged
ocean cooling is fatal to the “official” theory that “global
warming” will happen on anything other than a minute scale.
keep up the good work, shove it down the hysterics throats as needed.

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Since: Oct 07

denver

#1085204 Feb 23, 2014
once upon a time 100% of the world's scientists said the world was flat.

Where are them hurricanes Al Snore and AGW predicted?

maybe they're on Jupiter.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1085205 Feb 23, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>no, they are clearly discriminating against gays. that is the whole point of the bill! are you really this stupid?
just how are they discriminating???...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1085207 Feb 23, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, we know that plants do this.
We also know that the planet can only remove a certain amount of CO2 from the Atmosphere.
We also know that when man pumps more & more into the atmosphere, that the planet cannot absorb it all & the COP2 builds up in to the atmosphere increasing the greenhouse effect.
middle class voters will punish the DemoKKKrats in November for screwing them with ObamaKKKare......

and then the carbon tax, the prime objective of the global warming movement, will be dead.....

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1085208 Feb 23, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
just how are they discriminating???...
refusing service because they are gay...

what product is it they refuse to make as you stated earlier? that didn't even make any sense! but then you rarely do
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1085209 Feb 23, 2014
flack wrote:
If you can't explain the 'pause', you can't explain the cause...
Thursday, August 30, 2012
New blockbuster paper finds man-made CO2 is not the driver of global warming
An important new paper published today in Global and Planetary Change finds that changes in CO2 follow rather than lead global air surface temperature and that "CO2 released from use of fossil fuels have little influence on the observed changes in the amount of atmospheric CO2" The paper finds the "overall global temperature change sequence of events appears to be from 1) the ocean surface to 2) the land surface to 3) the lower troposphere," in other words, the opposite of claims by global warming alarmists that CO2 in the atmosphere drives land and ocean temperatures. Instead, just as in the ice cores, CO2 levels are found to be a lagging effect of ocean warming, not significantly related to man-made emissions, and not the driver of warming. Prior research has shown infrared radiation from greenhouse gases is incapable of warming the oceans, only shortwave radiation from the Sun is capable of penetrating and heating the oceans and thereby driving global surface temperatures.
The highlights of the paper are:
&#9658; The overall global temperature change sequence of events appears to be from 1) the ocean surface to 2) the land surface to 3) the lower troposphere.
&#9658; Changes in global atmospheric CO2 are lagging about 11–12 months behind changes in global sea surface temperature.
&#9658; Changes in global atmospheric CO2 are lagging 9.5-10 months behind changes in global air surface temperature.
&#9658; Changes in global atmospheric CO2 are lagging about 9 months behind changes in global lower troposphere temperature.
&#9658; Changes in ocean temperatures appear to explain a substantial part of the observed changes in atmospheric CO2 since January 1980.
&#9658; CO2 released from use of fossil fuels have little influence on the observed changes in the amount of atmospheric CO2, and changes in atmospheric CO2 are not tracking changes in human emissions.
Climate Change Misinformer Of The Year: Marc Morano

ClimateDepot.com founder Marc Morano has been called "the Matt Drudge of climate denial," the "king of the skeptics," and "a central cell of the climate-denial machine," and he revels in these descriptions. Although he has no scientific expertise, he is adamant that manmade global warming is a "con job" based on "subprime science." Morano gained prominence working for two of the most vocal climate deniers in the U.S.: Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), who notoriously called climate change "the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people," and Rush Limbaugh, who we named Climate Change Misinformer of the Year in 2011 for his steadfast denial of climate science and wild conspiracy theories about the climate change "hoax."

These days Morano is paid by an industry-funded group to run the climate denial website ClimateDepot.com . At Climate Depot, Morano serves as the de facto research department for the right-wing media's attacks on climate science, and mobilizes his readers to target individual scientists and reporters for telling the public about climate change threats. The site was instrumental in manufacturing the 2009 "Climategate" controversy, which Morano incorrectly claimed exposed "deliberate manipulation of facts and data" by climate scientists. Morano is a darling of the organization most committed to climate denial, the Heartland Institute. He regularly speaks at their conferences and defended their controversial billboard comparing those who accept climate science to "murderers, tyrants, and madmen" including the Unabomber Ted Kaczynski.

http://mediamatters.org/research/2012/12/27/c...

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1085210 Feb 23, 2014
harmonious wrote:
once upon a time 100% of the world's scientists said the world was flat.
Where are them hurricanes Al Snore and AGW predicted?
maybe they're on Jupiter.
and again, they had no verifiable evidence to support that. now we work on verifiable evidence for science.

why would you attempt to talk about science when you clearly do not understand it in its most basic form or how it works?

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1085211 Feb 23, 2014
flack wrote:
The 3300 Argo bathythermograph buoys deployed throughout the world’s oceans since late in 2003 have shown a slight cooling of the oceans over the past five years, directly contrary to the official theory that any “global warming” not showing in the atmosphere would definitely show up in the first 400 fathoms of the world’s oceans, where at least 80% of any surplus heat would be stored. Source: ARGO project, June 2009.
and prior to those five years?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1085212 Feb 23, 2014
Continuing the nearly 29-year streak of above-average global monthly temperatures, January came in as the fourth-warmest such month on record, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). This makes it the warmest January since 2007, NOAA said, and was the 38th-straight January with a global temperature above the 20th century average.

http://mashable.com/2014/02/20/earth-fourth-w...

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1085214 Feb 23, 2014
harmonious wrote:
once upon a time 100% of the world's scientists said the world was flat.
Where are them hurricanes Al Snore and AGW predicted?
maybe they're on Jupiter.
fact, climate change models do not predict more hurricanes..

you shouldn't talk about things you clearly do not understand. many fools have added tht hype to the list of changes but the science does not support it...

run along now, boy...

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1085215 Feb 23, 2014
harmonious wrote:
once upon a time 100% of the world's scientists said the world was flat.
Where are them hurricanes Al Snore and AGW predicted?
maybe they're on Jupiter.
the world was pren to be a sphere and quite correctly measured using scientific methods circa 300 BCE...in africa.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1085216 Feb 23, 2014
flack wrote:
The United States House of Representatives has passed a Carbon tax (Cap and Trade) as have other governments in Europe, based on these completely erroneous models.
There are only a couple of conclusions to be made of this. Either the world has been misled by scientists working for the UN and IPCC due to faulty science, or faulty science has been deliberately used in a global scheme to generate tax revenues for the Governments instituting Cap and Trade Taxation policies.
Either way, the world has been the victim of some very bad science. The results of which can be seen in drastically reduced GDP in countries with the Cap and Trade laws in place, as well a a 5 - 10% decrease in standard of living for those citizens living there (Taxing Carbon designed to fail.), all with little or no effect on emissions globally.
Perhaps this will finally end the attempt by the Obama Administration as well as congress to tax a substance that trees need to survive, the very air we exhale thousands of times a day.
Thank you Professor Richard Lindzen, Dr. Ferenc M. Miskolczi, Dr. Miklós Zágoni, Dr. Mike Fox here in Oregon, and a great many other Scientists the world over, who decided to look at facts, instead of playing with models. Science is based on data, facts not theories. They took the facts, and let the theory write itself. The IPCC took theories and tried to cherry pick only the details that fit, and in the end failed to do even that.
Public policies should also be based on facts, not on unproven and in the end disproven theories. The United States and indeed the world is in the debt of these and other scientists, who relied on data and facts to describe our world and its climate! We are in their debt!
The Weekly Standard's Lindzen puff piece exemplifies the conservative media's climate failures

Richard Lindzen is one of the approximately 3 percent of climate scientists who believe the human influence on global warming is relatively small (though Lindzen is now retired, no longer doing scientific research). More importantly, he's been wrong about nearly every major climate argument he's made over the past two decades. Lindzen is arguably the climate scientist who's been the wrongest, longest.

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/climat...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1085217 Feb 23, 2014
Make no mistake about it; Lindzen has made a career of being wrong about climate science. Unfortunately, while the Weekly Standard piece goes through Lindzen's many contrarian climate arguments, it misses the key point that they haven't withstood scientific scrutiny or the test of time:

• Changes in water vapor will dampen global warming (also known as Lindzen's "Iris hypothesis")? Refuted by four peer-reviewed studies within a year of the publication of Lindzen's hypothesis. Measurements show that the amount of water vapor in the atmosphere is increasing as mainstream climate scientists expect, and as a greenhouse gas, is amplifying global warming.

• Climate change over the past century has been "minimal"? In reality, the current rate of global warming is unprecedented over the past 11,000 years.

• The 15-year 'pause' myth? Completely debunked – global surface warming over the past decade turns out to be more than double previous estimates, and the climate continues to accumulate heat at a rate equivalent to 4 Hiroshima atomic bomb detonations per second.

• The accuracy of climate models during that timeframe? Much better than Lindzen claims.

In my extensive research into Richard Lindzen's climate papers and talks, I've never been able to find an instance where he predicted how global temperatures would change in the future, other than to say in 1989,

"I personally feel that the likelihood over the next century of greenhouse warming reaching magnitudes comparable to natural variability seems small,"

The natural variability of the Earth's climate rarely causes more than 0.2°C global surface warming over the span of a few decades to a century, yet we've already seen 0.8°C warming over the past century and 0.5°C over the past 3 decades, with much more to come over the next century. Based on his comments in that 1989 talk, I pieced together what Lindzen's global temperature prediction might have looked like, had he made one, and compared it to the prediction made by prominent NASA climate scientist James Hansen in a 1988 paper (like Lindzen, Hansen is now retired).

Between mainstream climate scientists like Hansen and contrarian climate scientists like Lindzen, it's clear who has the better track record in making accurate climate predictions. Lindzen has made a career of being wrong about climate science, and he's who The Weekly Standard is relying on to evaluate the risks posed by climate change.

How do Lindzen and The Weekly Standard justify dismissing the 97 percent expert climate consensus? With conspiracy theories, of course.

Lindzen would have us believe that tens of thousands of climate scientists around the world are all tossing their ethics aside and falsifying data in order to keep the research money flowing, even though contrarian climate scientists like Lindzen have had no trouble obtaining government research grants. Is this more plausible than the alternative explanation that 97 percent of climate research is correct, and Lindzen, whose claims have consistently been disproved by observational data, is wrong?

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/climat...
DEMidiots

Satellite Beach, FL

#1085218 Feb 23, 2014
DEMidiots wrote:
<quoted text> "his mess"? Did you say, "his mess"?...LOL ... Barack Hussein Obama: "Lie of the Year" ... Obama's "mess", yet to be cleaned up... LOL
Suck it up, Obamabots! LOL

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1085220 Feb 23, 2014
COASTAL HECATE wrote:
Um, I thought MD was posting to that droning bore, Tic, rather than Ferrerman.
Didin't mean to diss Ferrerman; meant to diss that supercilious, jumped-up yokel, TickTackDOH! I've found a way to connect with a few of my former enemies, so this Tick person might one day redeem him/herself -- stranger things have happened.
Apologies to Ferrerman -- he of the "velvet hammer" ...
like one of a millions skeeters annoying a higher being...

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