High profile climate change paper issues retraction…I wonder how many will see the correction

Climate science is difficult.  Incredibly difficult.  The argument from most rational, level-headed people regarding climate change and humanity’s impact on it is that we do not know the full extent to how we contribute.  Like anything else in nature, there is a contribution.  How much is the question.  We have doubt.  We take it slow.  Admit it is complicated and need to consider as best as possible.  I think this is where the divide comes in with hardcore environmentalists and liberals.  They want us to take it as concrete fact.  The media then sensationalizes claims and drums up fear and hysteria to make the problem (if it even is a problem) seem far more immediate and catastrophic than it really is.  That’s how we get pulled into crap like the Paris Climate Agreement and we’re told we need to spend TRILLIONS of dollars over x amount of years to lower the temperature by a few fractions of 1 degree.

Recently a high profile paper published in Nature on ocean warming was reviewed by someone outside the field and spotted major errors in their calculation.  Via sciencemag.org:

Scientists behind a major study on ocean warming this month are acknowledging errors in their calculations and say conclusions are not as certain as first reported.

The research, published in the journal Nature, said oceans are warming much faster than previously estimated and are taking up more energy than projected by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) [Climatewire, Nov. 1].

After a blog post flagged some discrepancies in the study, the authors, from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego, California, and Princeton University in New Jersey, said they would submit a correction to the journal.

The overall conclusion that oceans are trapping more and more heat mirrors other studies and is not inaccurate, but the margin of error in the study is larger than originally thought, said Ralph Keeling, a professor of geosciences at Scripps and co-author of the paper.

And further down:

The errors were pointed out by British researcher Nic Lewis on the blog of Judith Curry, a former professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences who has questioned the accuracy of some climate models.

“Just a few hours of analysis and calculations, based only on published information, was sufficient to uncover apparently serious (but surely inadvertent) errors in the underlying calculations,” Lewis wrote.

The study suggested greenhouse gas emissions may need to be cut much faster than anticipated to meet climate targets, because of more aggressive ocean warming calculated in a new model. The team examined changes in atmospheric ocean and carbon dioxide levels to assess how the ocean’s heat content has changed over time.

Keeling said the team incorrectly assessed oxygen measurements. Ocean warming likely is still greater than IPCC estimates, but the range of probability is more in line with previous studies.

“The more important message is that our study lacks the accuracy to narrow the range of previous estimates of ocean uptake,” Keeling said in an email. He thanked Lewis for pointing out the anomaly.

And this really highlights the underlying problem.  The left wants us to believe that the Earth as we know it is about to have such drastic changes that all of humanity will die and cities will be underwater tomorrow and that we need to take insanely drastic measures to prevent this from happening.  The problem is reality does not play out with what they’re telling us.  And with that in mind at what point do we just stop listening?  Al Gore promised over a decade ago many of our cities would be underwater by now.  We were told the ice caps would be completely gone when in reality they’ve grown.  Some know they are wrong and have peddled lies.  Notice how they stopped calling it global warming and now call it climate change?  As if anyone is debating that the climate is changing.  IT IS ALWAYS CHANGING.

The second problem is these people never get called out on their BS when it is shown they were lying or were wrong.  This retraction will be seen by a fraction of the people who read the story in the NY Times or Washington Post.  Do you think those who accused Kavanaugh of gang rape felt any consequences or were called out on their BS when it was shown several of the accusers were flat out lying?  Or when they cry for YEARS about Trump colluding with Russia…do you think any of them feel any sort of regret or remorse for drumming up hysteria and hate when in fact he did absolutely nothing with Russia to win the election?  Of course not.  We let them off every single time.  That is part of the problem.

A separate issue from this is the absolutely staggering amount of issues, problems, oversights, and lack of reproducibility in peer-reviewed scientific papers being released these days.  This paper was peer reviewed.  Literally someone who writes on a blog was the one who spotted the error.  And as the quote above shows apparently it wasn’t even a difficult one to spot.  And science should be continually checked, scrutinized, and corrected.  The issue is when it is taken as indisputable fact in some realms when in fact it’s anything but.  Climate science in particular, arguably one of the most complex systems to model and predict, we’re told to obey the elites on their word that it is an open and shut case.  It is not.  And on a more sinister note, how many of these papers are purposely deceptive, maybe numbers exaggerated or skewed to make it appear a certain outcome is inevitable to drum up special interest money?  Do not assume that scientists, like anyone else, cannot be influenced by powerful and rich groups that have their own agenda to make money off of the results.

Do not be bullied into silencing your opinions on this.  That is what they always try to do; shame people into silence rather than put their ideas and theories up for scrutiny and debate.

More Mainstream Media Lies

The MSM actions of this past week may be the easiest example to show to people how the mainstream media manipulates and outright lies to further their agenda and why we do not trust them.  The video below is the perfect supplementary evidence you can provide as ammo to back up the point too.  Watch the initial encounter first.  Then watch the Paul Joseph Watson video, which InfoWars zoomed in at the point of contact to show the contact.  The media took this as doctoring the video and lambasted the White House for posting a “doctored” video from InfoWars and used this as a rallying cry of sorts.

Objectively speaking, Jim Acosta was being completely disrespectful, rude, and unreasonable.  He asked a question and President Trump answered it.  He allowed one question and wanted to give other reporters a chance to ask one too.  Jim continued to press a new question, interrupting, speaking over the President and other reporters, and knocked away the hand of the intern trying to take the mic away.

The White House then took away Jim Acosta’s hard pass, essentially for making contact with the intern.  Though he should’ve had his pass revoked for his childish behavior overall.  They then posted a video which was initially posted by InfoWars showing the incident and zooming in at the point of contact.  The mainstream media, disingenuous as we know they are, decried that this was a doctored video that misrepresented the actual encounter.  In reality, the video wasn’t doctored at all, but rather just a zoom in to show the contact to prove the White House was correct in their assessment.

This is why we hate the mainstream media.  Consider the facts, watch for yourself, see how they reacted, and judge accordingly.  The video was not doctored.  Doctoring is changing or obscuring a video with the express purpose of misrepresenting what happened.  This does not do that.  If you play the videos side by side you can see they are the same exact speed (not sped up or slowed down to exaggerate contact) and the slight quality difference is due to compression of the video.  That’s it.  Notice how rather than chastise their own reporter, who was completely out of line, they try and put this on the President as if he is suppressing the press.  To drive a narrative.  And to wind up the crazies on the left who look for anything and everything to be mad at President Trump, whether it’s based in reality or pure fiction.  If this isn’t clear cut proof to show how purposefully deceptive they are, how they peddle lies to drive their narrative, then I don’t know what is.  Use this to show why we do not trust them.  They simply do not, it seems cannot, objectively report events anymore.  Everything they put out is through a lens to drive their agenda.  And then they beam out this message to their NPCs who chirp the message to the NPC masses.  Pull in the late night hosts to spread the lie too.  Disgusting.

Election Meddling Rampant

The blatant attempt to steal the mid-term elections is rather clear now.  Florida, Broward County in particular, is the hotbed for this.  It should tell the lay person all they need to know about the war of ideas when one side so very clearly tries to steal elections on a regular basis.  That seems to be the only way they can win.  And why exactly is the person leading the recount in Broward County, the most liberal county in Florida, a Democrat who has already been charged with election fraud in 2016?  This is absolutely insane.  She will not even allow legacy media in, or report how many ballots are still not counted.  Presumably because it all depends on how many votes are needed to steal the election.  Or why was a rental car found with a box of provisional ballots by an Avis employee?  That seems rather careless and fishy, no?  At no point should official ballots be in an unsupervised rental car.  And it gets worse.  OFFICIAL RECORDS also show that many underage teens have voted in Florida too.  We all know how indoctrinated young people vote.

And this isn’t happening just in Florida.  News from Georgia as well:

Bombshell numbers out of Fulton County, Georgia show that a vast amount of the provisional ballots submitted in the Democrat stronghold were rejected for being duplicate ballots.

Now, the Democrat Stacey Abrams campaign is pushing on Fulton County, running an entire campaign-style operation with phone banking, texts and email blasts to reach out to people who allegedly cast provisional ballots on Election Day.

Abrams’ search for provisional ballots may yield fruit, but her search for credible provisional ballots that can be counted in this election will prove futile. Why?

A full 1,811 provisional ballots in Fulton County were duplicates (49 percent), and 1,556 of them (42 percent of the total provisionals) were rejected.

And it also seems Sinema in Arizona is benefiting the most from further ballots coming in.  This one may actually be true but it still seems fishy.  Essentially any close race that the Democrats lost has something awfully strange going on where magically more Democrat votes are found.

I’m hoping beyond hopes President Trump knew they would try and do this and put surveillance and traps in place to catch them in the act.  A bunch of shady stuff happened in 2016 and with their only hope for impeachment being to win the House and Senate there’s no way there would magically be less corruption in 2018.  But punishments need to happen.  They are barely even trying to hide it anymore.  Having their own oversee the recount.  This is Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s territory.   My God.

This shouldn’t be a partisan issue.  And I fear that it is.  Many on the left are happy with it if it’s “their guy” (or girl) who benefits.  The obedient lemmings who will do whatever their masters chirp to them.  This is at the core of a bigger issue.  One side plays by the rules, the other does not.  And when you play an asymmetrical game like this the results will not be fair and just.  The race in Florida should be called now.  Those guilty of wrongdoing should be prosecuted the full extent the law allows and serious reform MUST happen to curb voter fraud.  Voter ID is a must.  This is not racist.  It’s racist to think a minority doesn’t have the ability to apply for a voter ID.  I’d prefer to go one step further.  Perhaps a simple civics test to ensure that the voter in question has some idea, the most minimum requirements, of what is going on when they do their civic duty.  It adds accountability.  And ya know what?  Dead people can’t take a test.  Yet another way to reset the voter rolls.

A Heartfelt Thanks and Apology

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Today marks the 100th anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended World War I.  We now recognize this as Veteran’s Day and extend it to all who have served in our armed forces.

America would not be what it is without these brave men. It is not an exaggeration to say the world could very realistically have been overrun by far left political ideologies, whether it was Communism or National Socialism, without the aid of the United States.  The victory of World War II may arguably be the height of American exceptionalism.  Or one could argue perhaps our greatest height was when we put a man on the moon.  All a distant dream without the bravery and sacrifice of millions of men.  You can forget about the technological boom and the Internet age as well.  For this we are eternally grateful.

It feels as though an apology is in order as well.  The hard work, toil, and sacrifices of these men and of our ancestors has put us in a position never seen before in human history.  We have access to previously unimaginable wealth and opportunity.  But with this great potential comes great responsibility, and potential downfall.  It can be too easy to become complacent.  Lazy.  Unappreciative.  Forgetful.  What have we done with the opportunity our ancestors have left for us?  Would they be proud to see how our country has turned out?  What we’ve done with it?  What they died to protect?

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One could make a very good argument that they would not be happy to see how it all turned out.  What good is it to defend your country against potential invasion only to allow them to invade in another manner just one or two generations later with nary a fight?  Or to allow the Constitution and the law to be so obfuscated that the original intent from the Founding Fathers is now completely up for reinterpretation?  Or what about rewriting history entirely?  Or to pretend this wasn’t a nation founded by God fearing men.

No.  Today we take their sacrifices for granted.  We’ve become far too comfortable.  Comfortable to the point that we forget why armies and the threat of force are needed.  So comfortable that in fact we even vilify these brave men and now women who are willing to fight and die for our freedoms.  Even worse, some now even question what American exceptionalism is, and rather than fight for ideals such as free speech many think they know better and try to police it.  We even look back at some of our greatest leaders and call them bigots, racist, evil.  Statues are torn down.  History is simply erased and forgotten, and the lessons that go along with it too.

The only way we will survive as a nation is if we start to fight back.  We’ve tried acceptance of any and all ideas.  Of multiculturalism instead of assimilation.  It doesn’t work.  They cry for tolerance and acceptance, and when we give it to them they turn it on us and try to vilify us.  Or shame us into thinking we shouldn’t be proud of our ancestry or our country.  These evil forces need to be squelched out and stopped completely.  Total victory, not tolerance, appears to be the only way to stem the tide.  We’ve practiced appeasement rather than deterrence in the cultural war for far too long.  It hasn’t worked.  Victor Davis Hanson wrote a great piece recently on the anniversary and had this to say which I think fits in nicely:

What can we learn from the failed armistice of 1918?

Keeping the peace is sometimes even more difficult than winning a war.

For an enemy to accept defeat, it must be forced to understand why it lost, suffer the consequences of its aggressions—and only then be shown magnanimity and given help to rebuild.

Losers of a war cannot pick and choose when to quit fighting in enemy territory.

Had the Allies continued their offensives in the fall of 1918 and invaded Germany, the peace that followed might have more closely resembled the unconditional surrender and agreements that ended WWII, leading to far more than just 20 years of subsequent European calm.

Deterrence prevents war.

If we continue to begrudgingly accept these toxic ideologies and ideas coming from the left, rather than fight hard and hit hard back against them, the end result will turn out much worse than the comparably minimal pain of stopping it in its tracks right away.  It’s much harder to deport somebody once they’ve embedded themselves into this country than turn them away at the border.  Or to put a hard foot down on the atrocities they try to put into children’s programming, or how they try to program our children in school.  Obamacare became much harder to stop once it was written into law.

There can be no more compromise.  The left has shown their true colors far too often for us to be fooled by it anymore.  We have to push back and give no quarter.  Now is our best shot.  We have a man in office more willing than perhaps any president of the past 100+ years to take a stand and also be big enough to be able to withstand the pressure the mainstream media and swamp throw at him.  He cannot do it alone.  Nor should he have to.  Let us do our part to make our ancestors proud, and to leave future generations better off and with a shot at the American dream as it was once imagined.  What an utter shame it would be to throw it all away in the name of multiculturalism, or virtue signaling, or whatever other guilt they try to foist on us.

Mid term thoughts, election meddling

Now that the dust has (mostly) settled it’s time to parse out the results.  Obviously the blue wave didn’t happen.  But conservatives saying the GOP flat out won are disingenuous too.  Bill Whittle maybe put it best calling it a tie, but because of the direction President Trump was taking the country, and the fact that they preserved the Senate to get through more judicial nominations, that tie goes to us as a win.

The Dems took about the average number of seats that normally swing in a mid-term year with a new president.  They actually lost seats in the Senate which strengthens President Trump’s position and now gives him a little cushion should he nominate another Supreme Court justice, which is very possible after Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg fell and broke 3 ribs this week.  At 85, already having survived colon and pancreatic cancer, perhaps this is a sign of enough decline to step down, depending on what caused the fall.

Of course the Democrats will not accept legal election results if not in their favor, so they’re fighting this tooth and nail, and surprisingly, out of the blue, a mystery truck showed up with more votes in Florida.  You can guess who they helped.  Similarly, in Arizona, two days after the election, miraculously the Democratic candidate has now taken the lead.  Of course, the RNC is already suing for the election process in Arizona.  It must just be an act of God that every time there is a recount there always miraculously appears to be more votes for the Democratic candidate.

I don’t think this will be the end to the voter fraud and investigations.  It is rampant.  Add the Georgia race in there and this is just three examples of Republicans having to fight tooth and nail for having won fairly but, but perhaps not with enough margin to overcome the left meddling.  Think about how disgusting that is.  And who knows how many other close races in the House actually maybe went Republican but with meddling skewed blue.  You won’t hear about those.

It should tell you all you need to know about the Democrats and their policies when they have to purposely obfuscate the truth or outright cheat to win.  They cannot win the war of ideas.  It’s the same reason why they pushing open borders so hard.  They cannot win without low IQ voters from third world countries that will ALWAYS vote for bigger government.   Or why they continually try and redistrict states, which is one of the reasons that make governor races so important.  Take a look at their gains from redistricting Pennsylvania.

We’re at a very dangerous crossroads in our country.  The rule of law is not being upheld.  And the guilty parties are not being punished.  Without punishment, illegal activity will only continue to skyrocket.  Jeff Sessions was thankfully finally fired.  We need someone in there that will actually respect the rule of law and mete out appropriate punishments for the guilty parties.  This current course cannot continue.  When the rule of law is not upheld you’re one step closer to outright anarchy and mayhem.

This is why we hate you, CNN

Don Lemon, a true bigot, came out earlier this week with this gem:

Not to demonize any one group or any one ethnicity…

…the biggest terror threat in this country is white men, most of them radicalized to the right, and we have to start doing something about them.  There is no travel ban on them, there is no, y’know, they have a Muslim ban, there is no white guy ban, so what do we do about that?

Not to label an entire group of people or anything, but it’s this entire group of people called white men who are the biggest terror threat to this country.  Do you think CNN did anything about it?  Make him apologize?  Cancel his show?  Suspension?  Of course not.  Megyn Kelly, whom I have no affection for, was fired for saying it was okay for kids to wear black face on Halloween for their Halloween costume.  And that was apparently too much.  Makeup for Halloween.  Let that sink in.  Yet he can call all white people the biggest terror threat, and intimate that maybe there should be a travel ban on them, and gets off without any outrage whatsoever from CNN or any of the mainstream media.

This is why we hate you guys, MSM.  The double standard.  We are sick and tired of being vilified and told we are the bad guys and all of the world’s problems are because of us.  No.  This is simply not true.  I hate to break it to you, as much as it will hurt you to hear this, but white men made this country what it is today.  They created the greatest civilization ever seen on the face of Earth and in all of human history.  But yes they are the biggest threat today.  Sure.  Don, if white men are so evil, why do you sleep with one every night?  That seems a little contradictory, does it not?

Migrants from caravan suing President Trump…yes really

They’re the gift that keeps on giving.  Twelve migrants, half of them children, are suing President Trump, the department of Homeland Security, and others for allegedly violating their constitutional rights.  You read that correctly.  Did you know that invaders migrants from other countries that aren’t even on our soil, nor have ever been on our soil, can sue us for their (US) constitutional rights?  I was kind of under the impression our Constitution was for us and our country.  Silly me.  Via Fox News:

Twelve Honduran nationals, including six children, are listed as plaintiffs in the lawsuit. The suit, which was filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., said it is widely known that Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador are “undergoing a well-documented human rights crisis.” The lawsuit also claims that the plaintiffs’ right to the Administrative Procedures Act and the Declaratory Judgement Act were being infringed upon.

The Central American migrant caravan now numbers approximately 4,000 people, down from a high of 7,200.

The lawsuit points to Trump’s claim that he will prevent the caravan from entering the U.S. It claims that the president cannot stop asylum-seekers by employing the military — when they have a fair claim. The suit criticized the president’s alleged attempt at stoking “fear and hysteria” by claiming that criminals and gang members have joined the caravan.

The suit cited a Trump interview with Fox News’ Laura Ingraham, where the president laid out plans to build tent cities to house migrants. The suit questioned the functionality of such a project, and asked if these living quarters would qualify under the Flores Agreement of 1997. The agreement protects asylum-seekers’ rights and limits how long minors can be held.

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So at what point is it okay to declare one an invader rather than a “refugee” seeking asylum?  When can we actually defend our border?  If we’re not even allowed to stop anyone before they get into our country and they can sue us to claim they belong here and there’s nothing we can do about it, how is it even possible to defend our border?

This lawsuit is obviously BS.  International law dictates that if you declare yourself a refugee you are to seek asylum at the first country you enter into away from the homeland you claim is violating your human rights.  That country would have been Mexico.  Mexico offered asylum and they said no.  This SHOULD be an open and closed case.  But I’m sure it will not be.  Somebody will obstruct.  No doubt the end goal will be to delay long enough, I believe it’s 20 days now(?), before we are legally obligated to release them.  It is a total sham.

It’s interesting how this alleged poor group of migrants is able to round up a lawyer during their sojourn to America to sue before they even get there.  It’s almost like they’re having outside help or something.  Oh what’s this?  A staffer working for Beto O’Rourke was caught on tape admitting they used campaign money to fund the migrant caravan?  Nice work Beto.  That’s really showing your undying commitment and putting your constituents in Texas first.

Never forget this entire sham and coordinated invasion is entirely being funded by far left groups and being manipulated by politicians.  They do not care about these people.  All they want is their votes.  Third world populations overwhelmingly vote Democrat.