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Toccoa, GA

#25444 Sep 25, 2013
Shenanigans of the Global climate crowd you may NOT KNOW ABOUT..........

Posted in numerous posts......beginning with this one..


ClimateGate – This scandal began the latest round of revelations when thousands of leaked documents from Britain's East Anglia Climate Research Unit showed systematic suppression and discrediting of climate skeptics' views and discarding of temperature data, suggesting a bias for making the case for warming. Why do such a thing if, as global warming defenders contend, the "science is settled?"
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Toccoa, GA

#25445 Sep 25, 2013


FOIGate – The British government has since determined someone at East Anglia committed a crime by refusing to release global warming documents sought in 95 Freedom of Information Act requests. The CRU is one of three international agencies compiling global temperature data. If their stuff's so solid, why the secrecy?
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Toccoa, GA

#25446 Sep 25, 2013


ChinaGate – An investigation by the U.K.'s left-leaning Guardian newspaper found evidence that Chinese weather station measurements not only were seriously flawed, but couldn't be located. "Where exactly are 42 weather monitoring stations in remote parts of rural China?" the paper asked. The paper's investigation also couldn't find corroboration of what Chinese scientists turned over to American scientists, leaving unanswered, "how much of the warming seen in recent decades is due to the local effects of spreading cities, rather than global warming?" The Guardian contends that researchers covered up the missing data for years.
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Toccoa, GA

#25447 Sep 25, 2013


HimalayaGate – An Indian climate official admitted in January that, as lead author of the IPCC's Asian report, he intentionally exaggerated when claiming Himalayan glaciers would melt away by 2035 in order to prod governments into action. This fraudulent claim was not based on scientific research or peer-reviewed. Instead it was originally advanced by a researcher, since hired by a global warming research organization, who later admitted it was "speculation" lifted from a popular magazine. This political, not scientific, motivation at least got some researcher funded.


PachauriGate – Rajendra Pachauri, the IPCC chairman who accepted with Al Gore the Nobel Prize for scaring people witless, at first defended the Himalaya melting scenario. Critics, he said, practiced "voodoo science." After the melting-scam perpetrator 'fessed up, Pachauri admitted to making a mistake. But, he insisted, we still should trust him.


PachauriGate II – Pachauri also claimed he didn't know before the 192-nation climate summit meeting in Copenhagen in December that the bogus Himalayan glacier claim was sheer speculation. But the London Times reported that a prominent science journalist said he had pointed out those errors in several e-mails and discussions to Pachauri, who "decided to overlook it." Stonewalling? Cover up? Pachauri says he was "preoccupied." Well, no sense spoiling the Copenhagen party, where countries like Pachauri's India hoped to wrench billions from countries like the United States to combat global warming's melting glaciers. Now there are calls for Pachauri's resignation.

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Toccoa, GA

#25448 Sep 25, 2013


SternGate – One excuse for imposing worldwide climate crackdown has been the U.K.'s 2006 Stern Report, an economic doomsday prediction commissioned by the government. Now the U.K. Telegraph reports that quietly after publication "some of these predictions had been watered down because the scientific evidence on which they were based could not be verified." Among original claims now deleted were that northwest Australia has had stronger typhoons in recent decades, and that southern Australia lost rainfall because of rising ocean temperatures. Exaggerated claims get headlines. Later, news reporters disclose the truth. Why is that?

SternGate II – A researcher now claims the Stern Report misquoted his work to suggest a firm link between global warming and more-frequent and severe floods and hurricanes. Robert Muir-Wood said his original research showed no such link. He accused Stern of "going far beyond what was an acceptable extrapolation of the evidence." We're shocked.
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Toccoa, GA

#25449 Sep 25, 2013


AmazonGate – The London Times exposed another shocker: the IPCC claim that global warming will wipe out rain forests was fraudulent, yet advanced as "peer-reveiwed" science. The Times said the assertion actually "was based on an unsubstantiated claim by green campaigners who had little scientific expertise," "authored by two green activists" and lifted from a report from the World Wildlife Fund, an environmental pressure group. The "research" was based on a popular science magazine report that didn't bother to assess rainfall. Instead, it looked at the impact of logging and burning. The original report suggested "up to 40 percent" of Brazilian rain forest was extremely sensitive to small reductions in the amount of rainfall, but the IPCC expanded that to cover the entire Amazon, the Times reported.

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Toccoa, GA

#25450 Sep 25, 2013


PeerReviewGate – The U.K. Sunday Telegraph has documented at least 16 nonpeer-reviewed reports (so far) from the advocacy group World Wildlife Fund that were used in the IPCC's climate change bible, which calls for capping manmade greenhouse gases.

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Toccoa, GA

#25451 Sep 25, 2013


RussiaGate – Even when global warming alarmists base claims on scientific measurements, they've often had their finger on the scale. Russian think tank investigators evaluated thousands of documents and e-mails leaked from the East Anglia research center and concluded readings from the coldest regions of their nation had been omitted, driving average temperatures up about half a degree.

Russia-Gate II – Speaking of Russia, a presentation last October to the Geological Society of America showed how tree-ring data from Russia indicated cooling after 1961, but was deceptively truncated and only artfully discussed in IPCC publications. Well, at least the tree-ring data made it into the IPCC report, albeit disguised and misrepresented.

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Toccoa, GA

#25452 Sep 25, 2013



U.S.Gate – If Brits can't be trusted, are Yanks more reliable? The U.S. National Climate Data Center has been manipulating weather data too, say computer expert E. Michael Smith and meteorologist Joesph D'Aleo. Forty years ago there were 6,000 surface-temperature measuring stations, but only 1,500 by 1990, which coincides with what global warming alarmists say was a record temperature increase. Most of the deleted stations were in colder regions, just as in the Russian case, resulting in misleading higher average temperatures.

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Toccoa, GA

#25453 Sep 25, 2013


IceGate – Hardly a continent has escaped global warming skewing. The IPCC based its findings of reductions in mountain ice in the Andes, Alps and in Africa on a feature story of climbers' anecdotes in a popular mountaineering magazine, and a dissertation by a Switzerland university student, quoting mountain guides. Peer-reviewed? Hype? Worse?
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Toccoa, GA

#25454 Sep 25, 2013



ResearchGate – The global warming camp is reeling so much lately it must have seemed like a major victory when a Penn State University inquiry into climate scientist Michael Mann found no misconduct regarding three accusations of climate research impropriety. But the university did find "further investigation is warranted" to determine whether Mann engaged in actions that "seriously deviated from accepted practices for proposing, conducting or reporting research or other scholarly activities." Being investigated for only one fraud is a global warming victory these days.
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Toccoa, GA

#25455 Sep 25, 2013


ReefGate – Let's not forget the alleged link between climate change and coral reef degradation. The IPCC cited not peer-reviewed literature, but advocacy articles by Greenpeace, the publicity-hungry advocacy group, as its sole source for this claim.



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Toccoa, GA

#25456 Sep 25, 2013


AfricaGate – The IPCC claim that rising temperatures could cut in half agricultural yields in African countries turns out to have come from a 2003 paper published by a Canadian environmental think tank – not a peer-reviewed scientific journal.

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Toccoa, GA

#25457 Sep 25, 2013



DutchGate – The IPCC also claimed rising sea levels endanger the 55 percent of the Netherlands it says is below sea level. The portion of the Netherlands below sea level actually is 20 percent. The Dutch environment minister said she will no longer tolerate climate researchers' errors.

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Toccoa, GA

#25458 Sep 25, 2013


AlaskaGate – Geologists for Space Studies in Geophysics and Oceanography and their U.S. and Canadian colleagues say previous studies largely overestimated by 40 percent Alaskan glacier loss for 40 years. This flawed data are fed into those computers to predict future warming.

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Toccoa, GA

#25460 Sep 25, 2013

Some things need a little overkill to get across.......

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Toccoa, GA

#25461 Sep 25, 2013

Do I read 29%?? really- 29%

"His consideration of former economic adviser Lawrence Summers for Federal Reserve chairman aroused opposition from critics of the financial deregulation that Summers had backed as a member of President Bill Clinton’s administration.

Obama’s support for military intervention in Syria also generated a backlash from antiwar activists who supported his 2008 candidacy because of his opposition to the Iraq War.

Obama’s handling of the situation in Syria is overwhelmingly unpopular, with Americans disapproving by 53 percent versus 31 percent approving. While foreign affairs has been a strength of his presidency, Americans disapprove of his management of the U.S. reputation in the world, 51 percent to 43 percent.

The slip in Obama’s job approval crosses a spectrum of issues. Approval of his handling of the economy at 38 percent is the lowest level since September 2011. Support for Obama’s handling of the budget has dropped to a new low of 29 percent."


http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-09-25/amer...

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Toccoa, GA

#25462 Sep 25, 2013
I love this story.........

"The Senate this week warned lawmakers and their staff not to sign up for Obamacare’s health exchanges, saying that the administration hasn’t yet finalized the rules for how to keep paying for their premiums.

“Members and staff are advised that they should delay enrolling in health insurance plans until we are able to offer further guidance as to how they should enroll in these insurance plans for 2014,” the Senate disbursing office said in an email to staffers Monday.“Premature enrollment could adversely impact eligibility for the employer premium contribution.”


http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/sep/...
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Toccoa, GA

#25463 Sep 25, 2013
If these prices are correct, a lot of poor people will not be able to pay for Obamacare.
A person needs the money up front to get the insurance before getting a credit a year and a half later....

"Prices Set for New Health-Care Exchanges"

Comparisons between now and next year under the ACA law.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405270...
Oh my

Blairsville, GA

#25464 Sep 25, 2013
Aggie23 wrote:
<quoted text>
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/blairsville-g...
And, once again, absolutely none of this addresses the fact that Congress and their staffers are receiving a benefit no other American does. All Americans on the exchanges must pay their insurance premiums. ONLY those who fall under 400% of the Federal Poverty Level are eligible for any tax credits/subsidies. The MAXIMUM income eligible for ANY form of subsidy is $45,960 for an individual or $94,200 for a family of four.
Now along comes Congress and their staff, they do not have to worry about the tax credit/subsidy or whether or not they make too much money to be eligible. Thanks to the exemption they will get their old subsidies (adjusted for inflation of course) NO MATTER WHAT their income. Get it - they don't have to qualify for a subsidy, they get it automatically. Whether or not they are the lowly staffer that makes $30,000 or the Chief of Staff who (in 2009) made $120,000.
No matter how many posts you cut and paste (repeatedly)- it will not change the fact that they are getting a benefit no other American can get - unless of course they go to work for Congress.
Unless you have something new, please don't bother.
For some reason you feel that everyone must agree with your outrage of the moment, frankly none of this surprises me since Congress writes the laws they have always written themselves favored positions.

My opposition has been with certain characterizations in your comments, not that I support or oppose the actions of Congress, frankly I just accept that it's the way things are and that frankly the cost to the taxpayer hasn't changed, it's simply been shifted from one insurance outlet to another.

If you find all of this sooooo outrageous, then don't ever vote for an incumbent.

Aggie23 stated:
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/blairsville-g...
What you are either missing or ignoring is that the Obamacare supporters in Congress claimed that they and their staffers would -for a change - be subject to the same laws they are imposing upon the American public. Therefore, their participation in the Federal Healthcare Program would end and they would all go on the exchanges - just like every American who does not have employer offered healthcare.
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This whole thing originated with Chuck Grassley and his attempt to box the Democrats into a corner, it came back to bite him in the butt. The Dems accepted his amendment which was included in the ACA, so you are right that ACA supporters support this exception (proposed by a Republican, just the idea of a mandate and exchanges) to the original purpose of the Exchanges.

I was simply pointing out that the whole thing started with Chuck Grassly trying to score some political points, which he failed to do.

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2013/08/...
http://www.newrepublic.com/article/114284/con...
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Aggie23 stated:
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/blairsville-g...
But that isn't good enough for Congress and their staffers - they will receive the subsidies in the exemption passed REGARDLESS of their income. That could mean they will receive these subsidies IN ADDITION TO the federal govt subsidies open to everyone...
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No, this is not true, and when I pointed this out you changed your tune (see above)...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/...
...The Obama administration's compromise is to permit the federal government to contribute toward employee insurance on the exchanges, but to render those employees ineligible for any tax credits or subsidies.

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