Daily Archives: February 20, 2011

**UPDATED ** Wounded Iraq War Veteran Jeered at Columbia University

Acting as if they are already members of the Wisconsin Bolshevik Teachers Union, some students shouted “racist” while others booed and hissed at fellow student, Anthony Maschek a former Army Staff Sergeant infantryman “who spent two years at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington recovering from grievous wounds.”
UPDATE:
 

Maschek was shot 11 times in a 2008 firefight against extremists in Kirkuk where he broke both legs and suffered wounds to his abdomen, arm and chest.

The Purple Heart recipient is enrolled in Columbia where he is studying economics and took part in the ongoing “discussion” over reinstating ROTC on campus that has been banned for the past 42 years.

Opponents of the ROTC returning to Columbia cited the military ban on homosexuals in the last vote to reject ROTC in 2005. With the recent repeal of the policy known as Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the bar has now been moved to the military’s current ban on transgender soldiers.

Maschek was reminding students of, “It doesn’t matter how you feel about the war. It doesn’t matter how you feel about fighting. There are bad men out there plotting to kill you,” when he was booed, hissed at and jeered, eliciting the comment from fellow Columbia student José Robledo, who commutes to Fordham Univeristy to participate in ROTC activities that the treatment of Maschek was “abhorrent.”

“The anti-ROTC side has been disrespectful and loud. They hiss and they jeer,” he said. “It’s been to the detriment of the argument.”

Robledo will soon learn, if he hasn’t already, that is common fair for the neo-com left who discourages open debate and discussions on any subject, imposing their will on all.

NY Post

Maybe former Chaplain’s Assistant and fellow Marxist, Jerry Lembcke will write a book telling Maschek and Robledo that they are just spreading urban legends and myths.

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"Man-made CO2 a primary cause of climate change is just an unproven hypothesis"

From the Statement of H. Leighton Steward, Chairman, plantsneed co2.org and co2isgreen.org:

That man-made CO2 is a primary cause of climate change is just a hypothesis. The hypothesis has not been proven and even the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) admits that when they do not say that they are 100% certain it is true. While proving that the hypothesis is true for such a complex subject is probably impossible, it is only prudent to examine whether it can be shown to be false. Webster’s dictionary defines hypothesis as a provisional theory accepted for the sake of argument and testing. Scientists are taught that a hypothesis must withstand its claims being verified or falsified by observing available empirical evidence. When Albert Einstein, in 1905, proposed the theory of relativity, he encouraged other scientists to try and refute it as demanded by the scientific method. Therefore, as a geologist and accustomed to looking back at what has happened in the past to understand why the Earth is physically like it is, I decided to use the same forensic approach to review Earth’s old climates, her paleoclimates. Sir Winston Churchill is credited with saying, “The farther backward you look, the farther forward you are likely to see;” certainly applicable here. Five years ago I began this forensic endeavor thinking I could look back at old temperatures and the often thousands of ppm of atmospheric CO2 and show the tremendous impact such elevated CO2 levels had on Earth’s paleoclimates. I could not find such impacts. I did find however, after reviewing “all” the scientific studies of others, determine that the hypotheses of significant CO2 induced climate change to be false and here is why:

1. Per Dr. Phil Jones, director of the Climate Research Unit (CRU) at East Anglia University, which is the prime source of climate data for the IPCC, despite the steep rise in CO2, there has been no statistically significant warming of the Earth for the last 15 years. Dr. Jones also has publicly admitted that, regarding anthropogenic global warming, the science is not settled.

2. When climate proxies, such as ice cores, tree rings, isotopic analysis of ocean, lake and soil samples, stalagmites, corals, and leaf shapes and stomata densities are cross correlated, they give us a good relative measurement of Earth’s old temperatures vs. those of the last 150 years. These studies indicate that, even at much lower levels of CO2 in the past, the USA’s temperatures today are not the warmest of the last 100 years (1934 was warmer) the last 1,000 years (the Medieval Warm Period was warmer), the last 10,000 years (the Roman Warm Period, Minoan Warm Period and Holocene Optimum were as warm or warmer according to proxy studies), the last 400,000 years (where of the last five interglacials our current interglacial has had the highest CO2 level yet is the coolest of the five) and to go way back, 430 million years ago, when there was glaciations down to 60 latitude while CO2 levels were about 4,000 ppm; over 10 times as high as today.

3. Ice core analysis from Antarctica and Greenland show many intervals where CO2 levels lag or follow temperature changes, not vice versa. A cause does not follow an effect.

4. The physical heat trapping ability of CO2 declines logarithmically or very rapidly and at today’s level cannot “trap” a significant amount of additional heat, consistent with the observations wherein paleotemperatures did not become catastrophically high even at CO2 levels of several thousand ppm.

Read full statement HERE

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Underpaid Teachers in Milwaukee, Wisconsin?

And, they have the unmitigated gall to say, “We didn’t start the fire, it was started by an administration that not only favored the rich but did everything it could to justify a war, a tax cut for the wealthy, less regulation?” (thanks limpy)

H/T Macgiver Institute

In the meantime, we see more examples of union civility from Wisconsin.

The SEIU has issued the call for fellow union thugs to join up and meet to be bused into rallies or protests across the nation this week

Is this what your children are being taught in school?

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Citizens Under Attack for Opposing Loot Rail

After years and years of endless studies and well over $100 Million in taxpayer money wasted, the likelihood of a wasteful, overly expensive new bridge across the Columbia River, including extending Portland’s Loot Rail into Vancouver, seems to be building to a fever pitch as the fatcats who stand to increase their personal wealth on the backs of struggling taxpayers apparently have lined up the troops to begin attacking through the Columbian those who are concerned with bankrupting our community with this boondoggle.

Vancouver city government is falling in line and taking measures to squelch dissent to the project, shortly after Washington State Senator Patty Murray visited Vancouver, leaving behind her instructions to local business and political leaders to get behind the project.

The latest assault against citizens of Clark County was launched just this morning, Sunday February 20, 2011 by John Laird, the acerbic, rabid pit bull editorial page editor in his screed, Local ankle biters are filing their fangs. In the past, Laird has labeled citizens with concerns as “Hounds of Whinerville,” “Toll Haters United Must Protest! (THUMP)” and “torch lighters and pitchfork pounders” to name a few.

Laird begins with the lie that we that oppose this fiasco want “absolutely nothing built anywhere near anything,” as even he shows is a lie deeper into his haranguing tirade when he states, “A third bridge is fantasy for many reasons.” Chief amongst those reasons? Portland would never allow it. Unexplained is why do we in Vancouver, Washington, a city in our own right in a sovereign state have to continue knuckling under to a city of leftwing lunatics across the river in another state?

After boasts of how much Texans love Loot Rail and tolls, we see that Ridership is falling fast there. We also see that Dallas County, Texas has a population of over 2.5 million people, compared to Clark County’s 430,000 and Multnomah County’s 725,000. The combined metropolitan area of the two counties’ doesn’t even equal half of what Dallas County has and they have troubles with it down there.

Ignored, as usual, is the increased crime rate associated with Loot Rail. The Portland Tribune recently ran an article addressing increased crime, specifically drug dealers in the Old Town area of Portland. A glaring admission is made by Portland Police officer Daryl Turner as he states, “when TriMet’s new MAX line began operation in 2009, the drug trade became worse. The trains, he says, provide quick transportation in and out of the neighborhood and an inconspicuous place to make deals.”

Earlier, The Clackamas County sheriff let it be known, “In the five months since the MAX Green line first arrived at the Clackamas Town Center, crime in the surrounding area is up 32 percent this year and calls for service are up 56 percent compared to 2009.”

I encourage all that can to attend Rep. Mica’s “listening session,” Monday, February 21, 2011, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Vancouver Service Center (PUD Building) located at 1200 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver, WA. and let them know that we are broke, we can’t afford this boondoggle and more over, we didn’t want it when we could afford it. Come early – 7:00 to 7:30AM, before the bused-in supporters have a chance to take all of the seats.

For those who still have a job and can’t attend, please send or call in your concerns over this project to:

Geoffrey Strobeck
Geoffrey.Strobeck@mail.house.gov
Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
U.S. House of Representatives
(202)225-6715

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**UPDATED ** Wounded Iraq War Veteran Jeered at Columbia University

Acting as if they are already members of the Wisconsin Bolshevik Teachers Union, some students shouted “racist” while others booed and hissed at fellow student, Anthony Maschek a former Army Staff Sergeant infantryman “who spent two years at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington recovering from grievous wounds.”
UPDATE:
 

Maschek was shot 11 times in a 2008 firefight against extremists in Kirkuk where he broke both legs and suffered wounds to his abdomen, arm and chest.

The Purple Heart recipient is enrolled in Columbia where he is studying economics and took part in the ongoing “discussion” over reinstating ROTC on campus that has been banned for the past 42 years.

Opponents of the ROTC returning to Columbia cited the military ban on homosexuals in the last vote to reject ROTC in 2005. With the recent repeal of the policy known as Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the bar has now been moved to the military’s current ban on transgender soldiers.

Maschek was reminding students of, “It doesn’t matter how you feel about the war. It doesn’t matter how you feel about fighting. There are bad men out there plotting to kill you,” when he was booed, hissed at and jeered, eliciting the comment from fellow Columbia student José Robledo, who commutes to Fordham Univeristy to participate in ROTC activities that the treatment of Maschek was “abhorrent.”

“The anti-ROTC side has been disrespectful and loud. They hiss and they jeer,” he said. “It’s been to the detriment of the argument.”

Robledo will soon learn, if he hasn’t already, that is common fair for the neo-com left who discourages open debate and discussions on any subject, imposing their will on all.

NY Post

Maybe former Chaplain’s Assistant and fellow Marxist, Jerry Lembcke will write a book telling Maschek and Robledo that they are just spreading urban legends and myths.

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

"Man-made CO2 a primary cause of climate change is just an unproven hypothesis"

From the Statement of H. Leighton Steward, Chairman, plantsneed co2.org and co2isgreen.org:

That man-made CO2 is a primary cause of climate change is just a hypothesis. The hypothesis has not been proven and even the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) admits that when they do not say that they are 100% certain it is true. While proving that the hypothesis is true for such a complex subject is probably impossible, it is only prudent to examine whether it can be shown to be false. Webster’s dictionary defines hypothesis as a provisional theory accepted for the sake of argument and testing. Scientists are taught that a hypothesis must withstand its claims being verified or falsified by observing available empirical evidence. When Albert Einstein, in 1905, proposed the theory of relativity, he encouraged other scientists to try and refute it as demanded by the scientific method. Therefore, as a geologist and accustomed to looking back at what has happened in the past to understand why the Earth is physically like it is, I decided to use the same forensic approach to review Earth’s old climates, her paleoclimates. Sir Winston Churchill is credited with saying, “The farther backward you look, the farther forward you are likely to see;” certainly applicable here. Five years ago I began this forensic endeavor thinking I could look back at old temperatures and the often thousands of ppm of atmospheric CO2 and show the tremendous impact such elevated CO2 levels had on Earth’s paleoclimates. I could not find such impacts. I did find however, after reviewing “all” the scientific studies of others, determine that the hypotheses of significant CO2 induced climate change to be false and here is why:

1. Per Dr. Phil Jones, director of the Climate Research Unit (CRU) at East Anglia University, which is the prime source of climate data for the IPCC, despite the steep rise in CO2, there has been no statistically significant warming of the Earth for the last 15 years. Dr. Jones also has publicly admitted that, regarding anthropogenic global warming, the science is not settled.

2. When climate proxies, such as ice cores, tree rings, isotopic analysis of ocean, lake and soil samples, stalagmites, corals, and leaf shapes and stomata densities are cross correlated, they give us a good relative measurement of Earth’s old temperatures vs. those of the last 150 years. These studies indicate that, even at much lower levels of CO2 in the past, the USA’s temperatures today are not the warmest of the last 100 years (1934 was warmer) the last 1,000 years (the Medieval Warm Period was warmer), the last 10,000 years (the Roman Warm Period, Minoan Warm Period and Holocene Optimum were as warm or warmer according to proxy studies), the last 400,000 years (where of the last five interglacials our current interglacial has had the highest CO2 level yet is the coolest of the five) and to go way back, 430 million years ago, when there was glaciations down to 60 latitude while CO2 levels were about 4,000 ppm; over 10 times as high as today.

3. Ice core analysis from Antarctica and Greenland show many intervals where CO2 levels lag or follow temperature changes, not vice versa. A cause does not follow an effect.

4. The physical heat trapping ability of CO2 declines logarithmically or very rapidly and at today’s level cannot “trap” a significant amount of additional heat, consistent with the observations wherein paleotemperatures did not become catastrophically high even at CO2 levels of several thousand ppm.

Read full statement HERE

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