Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Lies and Death

I started a discussion on Facebook by posting this Reuters story. Well, folks, for me, this is the place for this, not Facebook. I know nobody reads this, so my audience is larger there, but I will write more openly here.... :) There's a link in my profile there, right?

Anyway, there is no excuse for what the President did and said about Benghazi, and now we know that they knew all along it was a direct terror attack yet lied and misrepresented for 10 days (right? 10? 14?).

A Facebook friend tried to minimize it, saying "it was a crazy, chaotic time, a lot of information was coming in, all of it contradictory...." Sorry, that's just not true. They had a live video feed from a drone and did nothing for 7 hours. 4 Americans died. They knew and did nothing, then lied about it (Obama, Carney, Rice, and Clinton) for weeks, and lied during 2 debates. Lied.

 Derek Hunter at the NY Daily News has harsh words, and I agree with every one of them.

Let me say again what I've said before: when you know something isn't true and you say it anyway, that's a lie. Every intelligence agency on the planet said Weapons of Mass Destruction, so when Bush said it, and when Powell said it, with photos, it wasn't a lie.

This is what a lie looks like, liberal progressive Democrats: your guys talking.

Monday, October 15, 2012

What? No Warming? For How Long?

Glad somebody is willing to report this kind of stuff:

The opening:

The world stopped getting warmer almost 16 years ago, according to new data released last week.

The figures, which have triggered debate among climate scientists, reveal that from the beginning of 1997 until August 2012, there was no discernible rise in aggregate global temperatures.

This means that the ‘plateau’ or ‘pause’ in global warming has now lasted for about the same time as the previous period when temperatures rose, 1980 to 1996. Before that, temperatures had been stable or declining for about 40 years.

Here's the conclusion, read the middle for yourself at the link!

Why all this matters should be obvious. Every quarter, statistics on the economy’s output and models of future performance have a huge impact on our lives. They trigger a range of policy responses from the Bank of England and the Treasury, and myriad decisions by private businesses.
Yet it has steadily become apparent since the 2008 crash that both the statistics and the modelling are extremely unreliable. To plan the future around them makes about as much sense as choosing a wedding date three months’ hence on the basis of a long-term weather forecast.

Few people would be so foolish. But decisions of far deeper and more costly significance than those derived from output figures have been and are still being made on the basis of climate predictions, not of the next three months but of the coming century – and this despite the fact that Phil Jones and his colleagues now admit they do not understand the role of ‘natural variability’.

The most depressing feature of this debate is that anyone who questions the alarmist, doomsday scenario will automatically be labelled a climate change ‘denier’, and accused of jeopardising the future of humanity.

So let’s be clear. Yes: global warming is real, and some of it at least has been caused by the CO2 emitted by fossil fuels. But the evidence is beginning to suggest that it may be happening much slower than the catastrophists have claimed – a conclusion with enormous policy implications.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Finished It! Some Morgan's Little Miami River Triathlon Photos

Here a few pictures from the Tri on Sunday October 7, 2012! It was fun. Painful in 2 spots, but fun.


In the Canoe, taken through a ziploc bag...
Killer Hill? Yes, it was a killer hill: ever climbed so many stairs that you thought you couldn't lift your foot up one more time? Kinda like that.

Just the biking to go, if only I knew what awaited! Miles 6-13 sucked.

Beth showing her new Tri muscles
Done! Trevor in 3:51:20 and me in 3:54:30. Like the helmet hair?

Trevor and Will zonked in the car, must be nice to be 12.


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Road Trip! Well, If I Had $6000.00

This is a very nice Thing at $6000, a very reasonable price, and it would be a great road trip to fly out out, buy it, and drive it home.... Not gonna happen unless I rob a bank, but a guy can dream, right? (SOLD)

I prefer this orange one, cheaper ($5500 4500!!! still for sale! argh!), closer, and not in as good shape as the yellow one, which is why the price is so reasonable for the yellow one! (SOLD)

Edit October 8th: Then, there's this one in Iowa, a little rust and needs some work to get it running for $3500: (SOLD)
and this one, the closest of all in Columbus, OH: overpriced at $4500 by comparison, eh? (SOLD

12-17-2012 addition:
I would take this as a Christmas present, it'd give me a project to work on. (Still for sale $3000 obo)