Daily Archives: March 30, 2010

NASA: Our Data Worse Than Climate-Gate Data

Just when Global Warming Alarmists felt it was safe to return to pushing their canard on man-made gore-bull warming, claiming data discredited by the climate-gate scandal was accurate due to NASA data agreeing, NASA scientists have admitted their “temperature records are in even worse shape than the besmirched Climate-gate data.”

E-mail messages obtained by a Freedom of Information Act request reveal that NASA concluded that its own climate findings were inferior to those maintained by both the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit (CRU) — the scandalized source of the leaked Climate-gate e-mails — and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Climatic Data Center.

FOX News

Pajama’s Media

Sorry David, but it’s all falling apart.

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Domestic Terrorist Speech Cancelled!

Domestic Terrorist linked to Barack Obama, William Ayers was scheduled to deliver a speech at the University of Wyoming Monday on Social Justice Issues and Education, but it has been cancelled by University Officals.

UW Social Justice Research Center, a privately endowed center extended the invitation to Domestic Terrorist Ayers.

UW President Tom Buchanan in agreeing to the decision to rescind the invitation said, “The University of Wyoming is one of the few institutions remaining in today’s environment that garner the confidence of the public. The visit by Professor Ayers would have adversely impacted that reputation.”

Ayers was a co-founder of Weather Underground, a radical 70’s group who felt bombings were the answer to violence. Besides the Domestic Terrorism he engaged in he is most noted for his quote issued on September 11, 2001 in the New York Times, “I don’t regret setting bombs. I feel we didn’t do enough.”

Jim Kearns, UW spokesman said the college had received “about 430 e-mails and phone calls since last Friday, with the overwhelming majority against Ayers appearance.”

Franciso Rios, director of the Social Justice Research Center decided to cancel Ayers appearance and apologized to the University Community for any harm that may have come of it.

Read More HERE

Now, what’s that wise old saying? What goes around comes around?

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Thank You, Jaime Escalante, For Your Excellence — and Your Leadership

Rest in Peace, Jaime Escalante, who was depicted in the movie starring Edward James Olmos, Stand and Deliver. He died in his native Bolivia of bladder cancer. Story here.

As a math teacher at Garfield High School in East Los Angeles, Escalante completely transformed the school’s mathematics curriculum and pushed his struggling students to master advanced math and science courses. At one point, Garfield High School had the fifth-highest number of advanced placement calculus students in the country.

He showed that excellence could be had in places where society (the left) least expected:

“Jaime exposed one of the most dangerous myths of our time — that inner city students can’t be expected to perform at the highest levels,” Olmos told the AP. “Because of him, that destructive idea has been shattered forever.”

Except, unfortunately, in the inner workings of our schools. ELL ring a bell, anyone?

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Fund Created to Pay Legal Fees for Marine’s Dad

The American Legion is fighting back against these *^&^:
Send money. 100% of all money collected will go to defray the costs of this legal bill. The fees are on appeal. Send money here:
The American Legion Burnpit
Albert Snyder Fund
P.O. Box 1055
Indianapolis, IN 46206
Thank you EVERYONE]

More info on it here.

BALTIMORE – The father of a Marine killed in Iraq and whose funeral was picketed by anti-gay protesters from Kansas was ordered to pay the protesters’ appeal costs, his lawyers said Monday.
The two-page decision supplied by attorneys for Albert Snyder of York, Pa., offered no details on how the court came to its decision.

On Friday, Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ordered Snyder to pay $16,510 to Fred Phelps.

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Or AG John Kroger Won’t Question ObamaCare But Will Go After…?

Mike Bellotti? ‘Scuse me?
So let me get this straight: Oregon’s press-clipping-loving

Attorney General, John Kroger, doesn’t want to go after the left on the onerous expense, taxation of individuals and financial ruin of the states over ObamaCare. He doesn’t want to waste a cent to stand for constitutional principle, state sovereignty and an illegal individual order to BUY INSURANCE, but he wants  “to get as much information on it as he can” on Mike Bellotti’s contract with the University of Oregon?????????
The constitutional case against ObamaCare is being borne by the state of Florida so it confers NO (zip, nada, bubkus) expense on the state of Oregon.
Still, the Oregon AG is very concerned with Bellotti’s contractual obligations in a fight which most certainly would redound to Bellotti’s favor.
However, this man of the left would undoubtedly argue that current contracts with his union cronies would be off limits to a challenge, so it seems amusing that he would use state resources to go after a contractual bond with the former U of O football coach and Athletic Director. But, you see, Kroger is a man who is of the far left. This is about press clippings.He’s playing the card that plays to his base. He is playing the class envy card. He thinks Bellotti should rescind some of the $2.3 million paid to him after he left his AD position. You may agree. BUT it’s instructive that the Oregon Attorney General would waste time with this pittance —to make his political point—when potentially billions will be spent on an unconstitutional ObamaCare.
This is the terror dome. Please make a note of it.

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Doctors Sue to Overturn the Health Care Bill

The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) has filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn the health care bill, known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). AAPS filed suit Friday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (AAPS v. Sebelius et al.).

Jane Orient, M.D., the Executive Director of AAPS says, “If the PPACA goes unchallenged, then it spells the end of freedom in medicine as we know it. Courts should not allow this massive intrusion into the practice of medicine and the rights of patients. There will be a dire shortage of physicians if the PPACA becomes effective and is not overturned by the courts.”

“The PPACA requires most Americans to buy government-approved insurance starting in 2014, or face stiff penalties. Insurance company executives will be enriched by this requirement, but it violates the Fifth Amendment protection against the government forcing one person to pay cash to another. AAPS is the first to assert this important constitutional claim.”

“The PPACA also violates the Tenth Amendment, the Commerce Clause, and the provisions authorizing taxation. The Taxing and Spending power cannot be invoked, as the premiums go to private insurance companies. The traditional sovereignty of the States over the practice of medicine is destroyed by the PPACA.”

AAPS is a not-for-profit membership organization incorporated under the laws of Indiana and headquartered in Tucson, Arizona. AAPS’ members include thousands of physicians nationwide in all practices and specialties, many in small practices. AAPS was founded in 1943 to preserve the practice of private medicine, ethical medicine, and the patient-physician relationship.

Article HERE

Complaint HERE

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Fund Created to Pay Legal Fees for Marine’s Dad

The American Legion is fighting back against these *^&^:
Send money. 100% of all money collected will go to defray the costs of this legal bill. The fees are on appeal. Send money here:
The American Legion Burnpit
Albert Snyder Fund
P.O. Box 1055
Indianapolis, IN 46206
Thank you EVERYONE]

More info on it here.

BALTIMORE – The father of a Marine killed in Iraq and whose funeral was picketed by anti-gay protesters from Kansas was ordered to pay the protesters’ appeal costs, his lawyers said Monday.
The two-page decision supplied by attorneys for Albert Snyder of York, Pa., offered no details on how the court came to its decision.

On Friday, Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ordered Snyder to pay $16,510 to Fred Phelps.

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Health Care Bill Passes, Results From A Massive Fiscal Prostate Exam — Federal Deficits Suddenly Metastasizing

By Pete the Banker
Remember the President’s selling point on the Health Care Bill (Mar 18, 2010),  “Passage of health-insurance reform Overall , the bill will cut the deficit by $138 billion in the first decade
But we were assured we could rest easily for the CBO issued the following analysis, “…to help offset the cost of the measure, Democrats plan a 3.8 percent Medicare tax on unearned income, a leadership aide said. Overall, the bill will cut the deficit by $138 billion in the first decade and reduce the shortfall further in the next 10 years, the nonpartisan budget office said.
And as of Friday we find out from the CBO that suddenly we have a decade of massive deficits to anticipate.  Is the CBO’s timing of the new estimate calculated or is it simply coincidental?   The CBO disclosed that the $247B projected surplus was really going to be a $7.4B deficit over the next decade, with the most significant political event intervening just coincidentally — the Congressional passage and President’s signature of the Health Care Bill.   “CNBC, working with the Congressional Budget Office, found that the 10-year outlook for the nation’s deficit has deteriorated by almost $8 trillion.  In effect, every man, woman and child in the United States has taken on an extra $25,000 in debt, CNBC has learned.  Comparing the CBO’s outlook in 2008 to the current forecast, CNBC found that what was once a projected $247 billion surplus for the years 2009 through 2018, is non an estimated $7.4 trillion deficit”.
Oops, only a small miscalculation?!  So now we find out that the argument to give the so call blue dog “fiscally responsible” Democrats political cover for their Yes vote on the Health Care Bill was really all based on a lie.  What a difference a week and a Presidential signature make!!

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ObamaCare Costs ATT $1,000,000,000.00; Redistributionism Underway

By Pete the Banker
AT&T Inc. will book $1 billion in first-quarter costs related to the health-care law signed this week by President Barack Obama, the most of any U.S. company so far.  A change in the tax treatment of Medicare subsidies triggered the non-cash expense, and the company will consider changes to the benefits it offers current and retired workers, Dallas-based AT&T said today in a regulatory filing.

AT&T, the biggest U.S. phone company, joins Caterpillar Inc., AK Steel Holding Corp. and 3M Co. in recording non-cash expenses against earnings as a result of the law. Health-care costs may shave as much as $14 billion from U.S. corporate profits, according to an estimate by benefits consulting firm Towers Watson.” 
 
Congressional architects of the Health Care are concerned citing “unintended consequences” of the new law sent a letter to AT & T requiring management to testify about the costs the company filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.   “The new law is designed to expand coverage and bring down costs, so your assertions are a matter of concern,” the subcommittee said in the letters.
Perhaps Congressional Committee members haven’t completed reading the bill and discovered the litany of corporate taxes included?
Congressional members also suggested that the costs conflicted with that of the Congressional Budget Office which “…reported that companies that insure more than 50 employees would see a decrease of up to 3 percent in average premium costs per person by 2016.”   This, of course, is the same CBO that underestimated the budget deficit over the next decade by “only” $8 Billion, curiously disclosing that  discrepancy only days after passage of the Health Care Bill.

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Health Care Bill Passes, Results From A Massive Fiscal Prostate Exam — Federal Deficits Suddenly Metastasizing

By Pete the Banker
Remember the President’s selling point on the Health Care Bill (Mar 18, 2010),  “Passage of health-insurance reform Overall , the bill will cut the deficit by $138 billion in the first decade
But we were assured we could rest easily for the CBO issued the following analysis, “…to help offset the cost of the measure, Democrats plan a 3.8 percent Medicare tax on unearned income, a leadership aide said. Overall, the bill will cut the deficit by $138 billion in the first decade and reduce the shortfall further in the next 10 years, the nonpartisan budget office said.
And as of Friday we find out from the CBO that suddenly we have a decade of massive deficits to anticipate.  Is the CBO’s timing of the new estimate calculated or is it simply coincidental?   The CBO disclosed that the $247B projected surplus was really going to be a $7.4B deficit over the next decade, with the most significant political event intervening just coincidentally — the Congressional passage and President’s signature of the Health Care Bill.   “CNBC, working with the Congressional Budget Office, found that the 10-year outlook for the nation’s deficit has deteriorated by almost $8 trillion.  In effect, every man, woman and child in the United States has taken on an extra $25,000 in debt, CNBC has learned.  Comparing the CBO’s outlook in 2008 to the current forecast, CNBC found that what was once a projected $247 billion surplus for the years 2009 through 2018, is non an estimated $7.4 trillion deficit”.
Oops, only a small miscalculation?!  So now we find out that the argument to give the so call blue dog “fiscally responsible” Democrats political cover for their Yes vote on the Health Care Bill was really all based on a lie.  What a difference a week and a Presidential signature make!!

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ObamaCare Costs ATT $1,000,000,000.00; Redistributionism Underway

By Pete the Banker
AT&T Inc. will book $1 billion in first-quarter costs related to the health-care law signed this week by President Barack Obama, the most of any U.S. company so far.  A change in the tax treatment of Medicare subsidies triggered the non-cash expense, and the company will consider changes to the benefits it offers current and retired workers, Dallas-based AT&T said today in a regulatory filing.

AT&T, the biggest U.S. phone company, joins Caterpillar Inc., AK Steel Holding Corp. and 3M Co. in recording non-cash expenses against earnings as a result of the law. Health-care costs may shave as much as $14 billion from U.S. corporate profits, according to an estimate by benefits consulting firm Towers Watson.” 
 
Congressional architects of the Health Care are concerned citing “unintended consequences” of the new law sent a letter to AT & T requiring management to testify about the costs the company filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.   “The new law is designed to expand coverage and bring down costs, so your assertions are a matter of concern,” the subcommittee said in the letters.
Perhaps Congressional Committee members haven’t completed reading the bill and discovered the litany of corporate taxes included?
Congressional members also suggested that the costs conflicted with that of the Congressional Budget Office which “…reported that companies that insure more than 50 employees would see a decrease of up to 3 percent in average premium costs per person by 2016.”   This, of course, is the same CBO that underestimated the budget deficit over the next decade by “only” $8 Billion, curiously disclosing that  discrepancy only days after passage of the Health Care Bill.

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