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Archive for December, 2006
Discovery of Constant, Sun Spot Induced, Harmless 1500 Years Global Warming Cycles
The general warming of global temperatures in recent decades appears to mostly be the result of a regular, sunspot induced climate cycle that has been occurring roughly every 1500 years for at least the past one million years. Climate physicist S. Fred Singer and Dennis Avery, senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, discussed the substantial evidence for their new book “Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1500 Years,” at a Hudson Institute book forum in Washington, D.C. last month.
The book is said to make a very powerful case that the current climate trends we are currently seeing are in fact part of a product of a solar-linked cycle that creates harmless naturally warmer conditions approximately every 1500 years. More @ LifeSite
The Sun Online from London reports that some Muslim visitors to the hospital are refusing to wash their hands before entering as required because the soap involved contains alcohol. The bigger story here is why these people aren’t being refused entry by hospital security. Talk about no guts.
“Health watchdogs are so concerned they intend to meet with NHS bosses in the New Year to try and hammer out a solution.”
The solution should be obvious.
Aside from all the mealy mouthed protests from world leaders, notably Europeans, this was a good thing. Every time we can get rid of a psycotic genocidal dictator the world is a little better. I am surprised though by all the wobbly types out there that can’t handle the death penalty for these creeps.
Cell Phone Video at Jawa
Interesting Media Response at Captain Ed’s
Round Up of lefty response by Hugh Hewitt
I know we shouldn’t be surprised but…
Flaws Are Detected in Microsoft’s Vista
Microsoft is facing an early crisis of confidence in the quality of its Windows Vista operating system as computer security researchers and hackers have begun to find potentially serious flaws in the system that was released to corporate customers late last month.
On Dec. 15, a Russian programmer posted a description of a flaw that makes it possible to increase a user’s privileges on all of the company’s recent operating systems, including Vista. And over the weekend a Silicon Valley computer security firm said it had notified Microsoft that it had also found that flaw, as well as five other vulnerabilities, including one serious error in the software code underlying the company’s new Internet Explorer 7 browser.
The browser flaw is particularly troubling because it potentially means that Web users could become infected with malicious software simply by visiting a booby-trapped site. That would make it possible for an attacker to inject rogue software into the Vista-based computer, according to executives at Determina, a company based in Redwood City, Calif., that sells software intended to protect against operating system and other vulnerabilities. More @ NYT.com
Lorrie Goldstein on the unasked questions that form media bias.
For example, establish a national, publicly-funded daycare program and you will exclude the majority of parents who will never use institutional daycare, even though they have all been conscripted into paying for it.
Combine that with media who don’t or can’t think critically about such issues and you get the kind of so-called “unbiased” news coverage that drives people mad.
Think of all the “feel-good” stories you’ve ever seen about how some government program helped an individual turn his life around. Now think about how many you’ve seen about how high taxes drove a small businessman into bankruptcy. There’s no comparison,is there? But the problem isn’t just about the stories that aren’t covered by the media. It’s about the questions they never think to ask.
Here we have a man who has the resources to produce food to feed the hungry and is being harassed by the Egg Marketing Board. Another example of government interference keeping people from being fed. The free enterprise system wants to feed people, socialism wants them hungry.
Ontario egg farmer facing more charges
The Shanly-area egg farmer involved in a standoff with police last March says officers descended on his farm again Tuesday, then later roughed up him and his brother while arresting them.
Shawn Carmichael told The Recorder and Times both he and his brother, Craig, 36, were set upon by Ontario Provincial Police officers who confiscated their video camera at the force’s Prescott detachment.
The officers arrested both men and held them for three hours before charging Shawn Carmichael with dangerous driving, the result of a low-speed chase in which OPP officers pursued Carmichael in his combine, the latter said.
Officers at the detachment referred all questions on the matter to OPP spokeswoman Sergeant Kristine Rae, who confirmed an altercation occurred between the Carmichaels and the officers, adding Shawn Carmichael was charged with dangerous driving while his brother was charged with obstructing police. More Here
Via Dust My Broom
A Canadian Muslim leader, along with Ontario`s Premier and several religious groups, yesterday criticized a provincial judge`s decision to banish the Christmas tree in a Toronto courthouse lobby because it might offend non-Christians. ‘It`s so stupid, I`m at a loss for words,’ said Tarek Fatah, founder of the Muslim Canadian Congress, the National Post reported.
‘The judge should take a trip to the rest of the world. Christmas is celebrated by Muslims in many countries — they should ban political correctness, not Christmas trees. If people are offended [by a Christmas tree], I`m glad they`re offended,’ he added. More @ M & C
T.O. judge orders Christmas tree out of lobby
A Toronto judge has ordered a Christmas tree out of a downtown provincial courthouse lobby, saying it’s not an appropriate symbol to non-Christians.
The move by Justice Marion Cohen has upset staff, some of whom call the decision stupid and insulting.
Cohen says she understands the small tree has stood in the lobby at 311 Jarvis St. for years during the Christmas season, but in a letter to employees says non-Christians are “confronted” with the artificial decoration, which makes them feel “they are not part of this institution.”
The judge, who oversees administration at the courthouse, said it’s inappropriate that a Christian symbol is the first thing visitors see when they enter the building. More @ CTV
Zango’s continued bad practices in light of FTC’s proposed settlement terms by ZDNet‘s Suzi Turner — Zango out of compliance with terms in every aspect of FTC proposed settlement per Edelman and Howes. Is the $3 million repayment of ill-gotten gains just a slap on the wrist?