Monthly Archives: November 2009

PDX Cops Won’t Release "No Confidence" Vote; Humphreys Reinstated (?)

Chief Sizer and Commissioner Saltzman come around on the Officer Chris Humphreys suspension. Humphreys was suspended for not taking the initiative and taking James Chasse to the hospital after falling on him during a police chase. When Humphreys participated in another police incident, beanbagging a girl who attacked a cop at a Max platform (where she was already ‘excluded’ by the cops) the Police Officers Association went off on the city. PPA President, Sgt Scott Westerman, organized a rally, did a blitz of media and organized the “no confidence” vote whose results were expected this afternoon. 
Instead the media got this: 

“…the PPA announced today it will not release the results of the ballots returned in the union’s no confidence vote. The PPA advocated for the reversal of Officer Humphreys [sic] suspension, and the reinstatement of his full police powers, and we are happy that Commissioner Saltzman and Chief Sizer have accepted our point of view.

 “Today’s actions grant those basic due process rights [to officer Chris Humphreys]. PPA President Scott Westerman said he was encouraged by the decision and believes the door is now open to efforts that will strengthen public safety in the region…”

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Oregon Ripe for "Good Time" Release of Criminals

Four police officers are gunned down in cold blood, execution style, by a man out on bail for the rape of a child. But before that Maurice Clemmons was in and out of the slammer for a variety of crimes. He was always shown mercy by the powers that be but was never –never–worthy of it. (see post below).
I asked Steve Doell of Oregon’s Crime Victim’s United to offer his assessment of what went wrong with Clemmons.
“On behalf of Crime Victim’s United and myself personally, I want to offer condolences to the families and friends of the officers who were murdered on Sunday.
Maurice Clemmons was a man whose fate should have rested with the Arkansas Parole Board, but instead then-Governor Mike Huckabee commuted his sentence. This is the role of the legislature and parole board. Sure, Governor Huckabee had the right under law to commute the sentence of this individual, but he was clearly wrong.
In Oregon, Legislators in the last session changed the voter passed Measure 57 sentences on property criminals. They passed HB 3508 to loosen sentencing strictures for judges. Legislators promised the bill would allow for a 50% increase in “good time” only for those criminals who were guilty of drug and property crimes. But you decide if that’s true.
Recently a Umatilla man who murdered, then shot, and then dismembered his wife’s body went back to court to get ‘good time’ on his sentence for dismemberment because he claims it falls under HB 3508. The illegal alien who mowed over a woman jogging in the gorge went back to get his sentence reduced under HB 3508. Nothing like what happened in Washington has happened in Oregon. Yet.”

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Clemency, "Good Time" & Wa Judge Screw Up Means Accused Child Rapist Was Free to Kill Cops

All you cop haters out there just remember that having a cup of coffee while doing paper work can get you killed. Especially when there are a plethora of ‘do gooders’ out there who don’t think felons should have to pay for you PREVIOUS crimes.
From NRO here: 

The ambush and murder of four police officers in a suburban Seattle coffee shop on Sunday took a decidely political turn when it was discovered that the prime suspect in the killings, 37-year-old Maurice Clemmons, was once granted clemency by former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee.

According to news accounts, in 2001 Huckabee commuted Clemmons’s 60-year sentence for a string of felony convictions after Clemmons had served just eleven years, despite protests from local prosecutors.

A statement released early this morning by Huck PAC, the former governor’s political action committee, cites “a series of failures in the criminal justice system in both Arkansas and Washington State” as at fault should Clemmons be found responsible for the police killings.

The clemency was granted in part because Clemmons was just seventeen at the time of his conviction. But within months of being released from an Arkansas jail, Clemmons was rearrested for parole violation. Three years later, he was released again, after an apparent procedural mistake led prosecutors to drop further charges that would have kept him incarcerated.

In Washington, Clemmons continued to run afoul of the law. At the time of the police killings, he was out on $30,000 bail on a charge of second-degree rape of a child.

 
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Clemency under Fire   [Kathryn Jean Lopez]
David Muhlhausen from the Heritage Foundation comments on the shooting Sunday in Washington State:

My immediate thoughts are the following. First, part of the fault falls on state politicians who want to be perceived as tough on crime. They pass lengthy criminal sentences to send a message that they are tough on crime. However, many of the offenders will serve only a fraction of their sentences. Parole and good time credits can drastically reduce the time served in prison to a fraction of the original sentence. According to the Seattle Times, Clemmons received two sentences for 48 and 60 years of incarceration. Based on the 60-year sentence, Clemmons served only 11 years (18 percent) before Governor Huckabee granted clemency. Second, Clemmons’s criminal record should have sent alarm bells ringing that this man should not be released on bail in Washington state. Without these breakdowns, the murder of the four police officers could have been prevented.

11/30 10:03 AMShare

PDX Cops Won’t Release "No Confidence" Vote; Humphreys Reinstated (?)

Chief Sizer and Commissioner Saltzman come around on the Officer Chris Humphreys suspension. Humphreys was suspended for not taking the initiative and taking James Chasse to the hospital after falling on him during a police chase. When Humphreys participated in another police incident, beanbagging a girl who attacked a cop at a Max platform (where she was already ‘excluded’ by the cops) the Police Officers Association went off on the city. PPA President, Sgt Scott Westerman, organized a rally, did a blitz of media and organized the “no confidence” vote whose results were expected this afternoon. 
Instead the media got this: 

“…the PPA announced today it will not release the results of the ballots returned in the union’s no confidence vote. The PPA advocated for the reversal of Officer Humphreys [sic] suspension, and the reinstatement of his full police powers, and we are happy that Commissioner Saltzman and Chief Sizer have accepted our point of view.

 “Today’s actions grant those basic due process rights [to officer Chris Humphreys]. PPA President Scott Westerman said he was encouraged by the decision and believes the door is now open to efforts that will strengthen public safety in the region…”

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Would You Like Some E.coli Gravy With Your Turkey?

Wednesday: City takes water sample.
Thursday: Thanksgiving. Sample shows E.coli. No announcement.
Friday: City re-checks E.coli in the City of Portland water. No announcement.
Saturday at 11pm: Call from husband about seeing news story about E.coli in water and the need to boil.
E.coli comes from fecal matter –poop–in the water. Uh, how did it get there again? A little back wash from the Willamette or something?
The City says it could have been from a dead bird or something.
Here’s what the Zero reports on the funky timing of the testing and then the announcement. 

The Water Bureau lost 24 hours in issuing the boil-water order because of the Thanksgiving holiday. Shaff, the bureau director, explained that a water sample from Reservoir 3 in Washington Park was drawn Wednesday, one of 20 routine samples performed throughout the system that day.
Samples must incubate 24 hours before being tested. A test on Thanksgiving showed the sample contained E. coli from fecal contamination. Rather than take another sample Thursday, the bureau waited until Friday morning.

In short, someone was on vacay and couldn’t report the findings to the public which was busy serving E.coli gravy to their guests.

I understand someone from the City was to have sent out emails about finding E.coli in the water. Is this true? My husband’s checking his email because I don’t have any in mine.
UPDATE: No emails or robocalls to update citizens that their water might be poisoned. However, I did hear a soundbite on radio news from Randy Leonard, Water Bureau Boss, in which he says Portlanders overreacted.
Sam Adams says the City should have a system to notify residents of future water problems [but they used the money for that for street cars]. Ok, I added that last part. It’s my contention, however, that the City, Metro and County are to Portland what the Levee Boards are to New Orleans. Money for pet projects and everything else–except fortifying existing infrastructure.
On the issue of overreacting, here’s what Randy said:

Leonard said some people overreacted, but said the incident pointed out the need to have water and other emergency supplies on hand. Multnomah County health officer Dr. Gary Oxman  said the warning system is a “designed over-reaction” intended to protect the most vulnerable residents.

From the City’s website:

4:25 PM November 29, 2009

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

BOIL WATER NOTICE ENDED: WATER DELIVERED TO ALL TAPS HAS TESTED SAFE TO DRINK

Residents and businesses west of the Willamette River may now drink tap water without boiling it first. This includes customers of the Portland Water Bureau, Palantine Hill, Valley View and Burlington water districts. Additional testing of drinking water has shown no further presence of bacterial contamination. The Portland Water Bureau recommends all residents and businesses flush all taps for 2 minutes or until the water runs cold before consuming for the first time.

“The second set of results showing no contamination is good news; it indicates that whatever contamination was present was both transient and limited to a relatively small portion of the water system,” said Multnomah County Health Officer Gary Oxman.

Earlier this week, [emphasis added] contamination was detected in Washington Park Reservoir 3 that serves west side customers of the Portland Water Bureau, and the Palatine Hills, Valley View and Burlington water districts. That reservoir has been taken off-line and being drained, which will take up to four days. The reservoir will be tested, investigated for contamination, and cleaned before it is put back on line.

On Saturday, in addition to the sites required for resampling, the Portland Water Bureau sampled twenty sites in the distribution system. Eighteen of these sites were downstream of Reservoir 3 and reflect the area affected by the boil water notice. All of these samples were negative for total coliform and E.coli, indicating that there is not persistent widespread contamination in the distribution system.

The initial positive E.coli sample was sent to Legacy Emanuel Laboratory for typing and laboratory results indicate that the E.coli found in Reservoir 3 are not the O:157:H7 strain of E.coli, which is associated with more serious illness.

The Portland Water Bureau thanks Portlanders for their cooperation and understanding during the mandatory “Boil Water Notice”. The Portland Water Bureau consulted closely with the State of Oregon Department of Human Services and the Multnomah County Health Department to provide the best possible protection to the public.

The Water Bureau reminds people of the importance of having a 72-hour emergency preparedness kit, which includes a three-day supply of potable water for sitautions such as this incident and other emegencies. Information on emergency preparedness kits can be found on the American Red Cross Web site.

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example people in apartments, nursing homes, schools and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.
For more information visit www.portlandonline.com/water or call the Water Bureau Customer Service line at (503) 823-7770.
                      

November 29, 2008 12:30 pm
The Boil Water Notice is still in effect for Portland Water Bureau customers west of the Willamette River and customers of Burlington, Palatine Hill and Valley View water districts.  Customers should continue to boil all water for one minute before consuming.
The Portland Water Bureau will have an update at 4 PM today, November 29, 2009 when results from the most recent sampling results are known.

November 28, 2009 

DRINKING WATER WARNING
Water delivered by Portland Water Bureau, Burlington, Palatine Hill, and Valley View Water Districts could be contaminated with potentially harmful bacteria
PORTLAND WATER BUREAU CUSTOMERS WEST OF THE WILLAMETTE RIVER AND CUSTOMERS OF BURLINGTON, PALATINE HILL AND VALLEY VIEW WATER DISTRICTS SHOULD BOIL WATER BEFORE USING

Routine water quality samples for total coliforms, including E. coli, were confirmed for fecal contamination in a Washington Park open reservoir on November 28, 2009. Fecal coliforms and E. coli are bacteria whose presence indicates that the water may be contaminated with human or animal wastes. Microbes in these waters can cause short-term effects, such as diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches, or other symptoms. They may pose a special health risk for infants, young children, some of the elderly, and people with severely compromised immune systems.

These symptoms are not only caused by organisms in drinking water. If you experience any of these symptoms and they persist, you may want to seek medical advice. People at increased risk should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers.

What Should I do? What does this mean to me?

DO NOT DRINK THE WATER WITHOUT BOILING IT FIRST OR USE BOTTLE WATER. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation until further notice. Bring all water to a rolling boil for one minute, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water.

What is being done?
The Portland Water Bureau has taken the reservoir out of service. We will inform you when tests show no bacteria and you no longer need to boil your water. We anticipate resolving the problem within 24 hours.

For more information, please contact Portland Water Bureau at 503-823-7770 or 1120 SW 5th Ave., Portland, OR, 97204. General guidelines on ways to lessen the risk of infection by microbes are available from the EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

 For more information:
¡Advertencia! Empezando desde hoy

Todas las personas que beben agua del sistema de agua de la Ciudad de Portland oeste del Rio Willamette: HIERVAN EL AGUA POTABLE ANTES DE USARLA.
Éste es un aviso importante acerca del agua potable que afecta su salud. Por favor llame al 503-823-7770 para obtener información en español.

This notice is being sent to you by Portland Water Bureau. State Water System ID#: OR4100657.
Date distributed: November 28, 2009.

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ClimateGate Saturday: We’ll Release AGW Data. ClimateGate Sunday: Climate Data Destroyed

The Global Warmists told the Competitive Enterprise Institute that data upon which much of the global warming claims were based has been destroyed. As we’ve reported to you here and here and here. But in Saturday’s London Times the scientists ideologues at the University of East Anglia claimed they would release the data!

In a statement welcomed by climate change sceptics, the university said it would make all the data accessible as soon as possible, once its Climatic Research Unit (CRU) had negotiated its release from a range of non-publication agreements. 

Alas, Sunday came and all hopes were dashed again.

SCIENTISTS at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have admitted throwing away much of the raw temperature data on which their predictions of global warming are based.
It means that other academics are not able to check basic calculations said to show a long-term rise in temperature over the past 150 years.

The “Team,” as the Warmists call themselves, talked about the data in the emails. They conspired to block the data from FOI requests and talked of “hiding the decline” in temperatures which got in the way of their Warmism.
Let’s bring back this goodie from a week or so ago put on the blog by Lew.

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Oregon Ripe for "Good Time" Release of Criminals

Four police officers are gunned down in cold blood, execution style, by a man out on bail for the rape of a child. But before that Maurice Clemmons was in and out of the slammer for a variety of crimes. He was always shown mercy by the powers that be but was never –never–worthy of it. (see post below).
I asked Steve Doell of Oregon’s Crime Victim’s United to offer his assessment of what went wrong with Clemmons.
“On behalf of Crime Victim’s United and myself personally, I want to offer condolences to the families and friends of the officers who were murdered on Sunday.
Maurice Clemmons was a man whose fate should have rested with the Arkansas Parole Board, but instead then-Governor Mike Huckabee commuted his sentence. This is the role of the legislature and parole board. Sure, Governor Huckabee had the right under law to commute the sentence of this individual, but he was clearly wrong.
In Oregon, Legislators in the last session changed the voter passed Measure 57 sentences on property criminals. They passed HB 3508 to loosen sentencing strictures for judges. Legislators promised the bill would allow for a 50% increase in “good time” only for those criminals who were guilty of drug and property crimes. But you decide if that’s true.
Recently a Umatilla man who murdered, then shot, and then dismembered his wife’s body went back to court to get ‘good time’ on his sentence for dismemberment because he claims it falls under HB 3508. The illegal alien who mowed over a woman jogging in the gorge went back to get his sentence reduced under HB 3508. Nothing like what happened in Washington has happened in Oregon. Yet.”

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Clemency, "Good Time" & Wa Judge Screw Up Means Accused Child Rapist Was Free to Kill Cops

All you cop haters out there just remember that having a cup of coffee while doing paper work can get you killed. Especially when there are a plethora of ‘do gooders’ out there who don’t think felons should have to pay for you PREVIOUS crimes.
From NRO here: 

The ambush and murder of four police officers in a suburban Seattle coffee shop on Sunday took a decidely political turn when it was discovered that the prime suspect in the killings, 37-year-old Maurice Clemmons, was once granted clemency by former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee.

According to news accounts, in 2001 Huckabee commuted Clemmons’s 60-year sentence for a string of felony convictions after Clemmons had served just eleven years, despite protests from local prosecutors.

A statement released early this morning by Huck PAC, the former governor’s political action committee, cites “a series of failures in the criminal justice system in both Arkansas and Washington State” as at fault should Clemmons be found responsible for the police killings.

The clemency was granted in part because Clemmons was just seventeen at the time of his conviction. But within months of being released from an Arkansas jail, Clemmons was rearrested for parole violation. Three years later, he was released again, after an apparent procedural mistake led prosecutors to drop further charges that would have kept him incarcerated.

In Washington, Clemmons continued to run afoul of the law. At the time of the police killings, he was out on $30,000 bail on a charge of second-degree rape of a child.

 
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Clemency under Fire   [Kathryn Jean Lopez]
David Muhlhausen from the Heritage Foundation comments on the shooting Sunday in Washington State:

My immediate thoughts are the following. First, part of the fault falls on state politicians who want to be perceived as tough on crime. They pass lengthy criminal sentences to send a message that they are tough on crime. However, many of the offenders will serve only a fraction of their sentences. Parole and good time credits can drastically reduce the time served in prison to a fraction of the original sentence. According to the Seattle Times, Clemmons received two sentences for 48 and 60 years of incarceration. Based on the 60-year sentence, Clemmons served only 11 years (18 percent) before Governor Huckabee granted clemency. Second, Clemmons’s criminal record should have sent alarm bells ringing that this man should not be released on bail in Washington state. Without these breakdowns, the murder of the four police officers could have been prevented.

11/30 10:03 AMShare

Would You Like Some E.coli Gravy With Your Turkey?

Wednesday: City takes water sample.
Thursday: Thanksgiving. Sample shows E.coli. No announcement.
Friday: City re-checks E.coli in the City of Portland water. No announcement.
Saturday at 11pm: Call from husband about seeing news story about E.coli in water and the need to boil.
E.coli comes from fecal matter –poop–in the water. Uh, how did it get there again? A little back wash from the Willamette or something?
The City says it could have been from a dead bird or something.
Here’s what the Zero reports on the funky timing of the testing and then the announcement. 

The Water Bureau lost 24 hours in issuing the boil-water order because of the Thanksgiving holiday. Shaff, the bureau director, explained that a water sample from Reservoir 3 in Washington Park was drawn Wednesday, one of 20 routine samples performed throughout the system that day.
Samples must incubate 24 hours before being tested. A test on Thanksgiving showed the sample contained E. coli from fecal contamination. Rather than take another sample Thursday, the bureau waited until Friday morning.

In short, someone was on vacay and couldn’t report the findings to the public which was busy serving E.coli gravy to their guests.

I understand someone from the City was to have sent out emails about finding E.coli in the water. Is this true? My husband’s checking his email because I don’t have any in mine.
UPDATE: No emails or robocalls to update citizens that their water might be poisoned. However, I did hear a soundbite on radio news from Randy Leonard, Water Bureau Boss, in which he says Portlanders overreacted.
Sam Adams says the City should have a system to notify residents of future water problems [but they used the money for that for street cars]. Ok, I added that last part. It’s my contention, however, that the City, Metro and County are to Portland what the Levee Boards are to New Orleans. Money for pet projects and everything else–except fortifying existing infrastructure.
On the issue of overreacting, here’s what Randy said:

Leonard said some people overreacted, but said the incident pointed out the need to have water and other emergency supplies on hand. Multnomah County health officer Dr. Gary Oxman  said the warning system is a “designed over-reaction” intended to protect the most vulnerable residents.

From the City’s website:

4:25 PM November 29, 2009

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

BOIL WATER NOTICE ENDED: WATER DELIVERED TO ALL TAPS HAS TESTED SAFE TO DRINK

Residents and businesses west of the Willamette River may now drink tap water without boiling it first. This includes customers of the Portland Water Bureau, Palantine Hill, Valley View and Burlington water districts. Additional testing of drinking water has shown no further presence of bacterial contamination. The Portland Water Bureau recommends all residents and businesses flush all taps for 2 minutes or until the water runs cold before consuming for the first time.

“The second set of results showing no contamination is good news; it indicates that whatever contamination was present was both transient and limited to a relatively small portion of the water system,” said Multnomah County Health Officer Gary Oxman.

Earlier this week, [emphasis added] contamination was detected in Washington Park Reservoir 3 that serves west side customers of the Portland Water Bureau, and the Palatine Hills, Valley View and Burlington water districts. That reservoir has been taken off-line and being drained, which will take up to four days. The reservoir will be tested, investigated for contamination, and cleaned before it is put back on line.

On Saturday, in addition to the sites required for resampling, the Portland Water Bureau sampled twenty sites in the distribution system. Eighteen of these sites were downstream of Reservoir 3 and reflect the area affected by the boil water notice. All of these samples were negative for total coliform and E.coli, indicating that there is not persistent widespread contamination in the distribution system.

The initial positive E.coli sample was sent to Legacy Emanuel Laboratory for typing and laboratory results indicate that the E.coli found in Reservoir 3 are not the O:157:H7 strain of E.coli, which is associated with more serious illness.

The Portland Water Bureau thanks Portlanders for their cooperation and understanding during the mandatory “Boil Water Notice”. The Portland Water Bureau consulted closely with the State of Oregon Department of Human Services and the Multnomah County Health Department to provide the best possible protection to the public.

The Water Bureau reminds people of the importance of having a 72-hour emergency preparedness kit, which includes a three-day supply of potable water for sitautions such as this incident and other emegencies. Information on emergency preparedness kits can be found on the American Red Cross Web site.

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example people in apartments, nursing homes, schools and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.
For more information visit www.portlandonline.com/water or call the Water Bureau Customer Service line at (503) 823-7770.
                      

November 29, 2008 12:30 pm
The Boil Water Notice is still in effect for Portland Water Bureau customers west of the Willamette River and customers of Burlington, Palatine Hill and Valley View water districts.  Customers should continue to boil all water for one minute before consuming.
The Portland Water Bureau will have an update at 4 PM today, November 29, 2009 when results from the most recent sampling results are known.

November 28, 2009 

DRINKING WATER WARNING
Water delivered by Portland Water Bureau, Burlington, Palatine Hill, and Valley View Water Districts could be contaminated with potentially harmful bacteria
PORTLAND WATER BUREAU CUSTOMERS WEST OF THE WILLAMETTE RIVER AND CUSTOMERS OF BURLINGTON, PALATINE HILL AND VALLEY VIEW WATER DISTRICTS SHOULD BOIL WATER BEFORE USING

Routine water quality samples for total coliforms, including E. coli, were confirmed for fecal contamination in a Washington Park open reservoir on November 28, 2009. Fecal coliforms and E. coli are bacteria whose presence indicates that the water may be contaminated with human or animal wastes. Microbes in these waters can cause short-term effects, such as diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches, or other symptoms. They may pose a special health risk for infants, young children, some of the elderly, and people with severely compromised immune systems.

These symptoms are not only caused by organisms in drinking water. If you experience any of these symptoms and they persist, you may want to seek medical advice. People at increased risk should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers.

What Should I do? What does this mean to me?

DO NOT DRINK THE WATER WITHOUT BOILING IT FIRST OR USE BOTTLE WATER. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation until further notice. Bring all water to a rolling boil for one minute, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water.

What is being done?
The Portland Water Bureau has taken the reservoir out of service. We will inform you when tests show no bacteria and you no longer need to boil your water. We anticipate resolving the problem within 24 hours.

For more information, please contact Portland Water Bureau at 503-823-7770 or 1120 SW 5th Ave., Portland, OR, 97204. General guidelines on ways to lessen the risk of infection by microbes are available from the EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

 For more information:
¡Advertencia! Empezando desde hoy

Todas las personas que beben agua del sistema de agua de la Ciudad de Portland oeste del Rio Willamette: HIERVAN EL AGUA POTABLE ANTES DE USARLA.
Éste es un aviso importante acerca del agua potable que afecta su salud. Por favor llame al 503-823-7770 para obtener información en español.

This notice is being sent to you by Portland Water Bureau. State Water System ID#: OR4100657.
Date distributed: November 28, 2009.

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ClimateGate Saturday: We’ll Release AGW Data. ClimateGate Sunday: Climate Data Destroyed

The Global Warmists told the Competitive Enterprise Institute that data upon which much of the global warming claims were based has been destroyed. As we’ve reported to you here and here and here. But in Saturday’s London Times the scientists ideologues at the University of East Anglia claimed they would release the data!

In a statement welcomed by climate change sceptics, the university said it would make all the data accessible as soon as possible, once its Climatic Research Unit (CRU) had negotiated its release from a range of non-publication agreements. 

Alas, Sunday came and all hopes were dashed again.

SCIENTISTS at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have admitted throwing away much of the raw temperature data on which their predictions of global warming are based.
It means that other academics are not able to check basic calculations said to show a long-term rise in temperature over the past 150 years.

The “Team,” as the Warmists call themselves, talked about the data in the emails. They conspired to block the data from FOI requests and talked of “hiding the decline” in temperatures which got in the way of their Warmism.
Let’s bring back this goodie from a week or so ago put on the blog by Lew.

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com