NASA study shows the science is not at all settled Mr. Gore, greenhouse gases are actually a good thing

http://principia-scientific.org/supportnews/latest-news/163-new-discovery-nasa-study-proves-carbon-dioxide-cools-atmosphere.html

A recent NASA report throws the space agency into conflict with its climatologists after new NASA measurements prove that carbon dioxide acts as a coolant in Earth’s atmosphere.

NASA’s Langley Research Center has collated data proving that “greenhouse gases” actually block up to 95 percent of harmful solar rays from reaching our planet, thus reducing the heating impact of the sun.

NASA’s Langley Research Center instruments show that the thermosphere not only received a whopping 26 billion kilowatt hours of energy from the sun during a recent burst of solar activity, but that in the upper atmospheric carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide molecules sent as much as 95% of that radiation straight back out into space.

The shock revelation starkly contradicts the core proposition of the so-called greenhouse gas theory which claims that more CO2 means more warming for our planet. However, this compelling new NASA data disproves that notion and is a huge embarrassment for NASA’s chief climatologist, Dr James Hansen and his team over at NASA’s GISS.

Already, the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has been in full retreat after having to concede a 17-year stall in global warming despite levels of atmopheric CO2 rising almost 40 percent in recent decades. The new SABER data now forms part of a real world double whammy against climatologists’ computer models that have always been programmed to show CO2 as a warming gas.

Mr. President, still want to stick to your claim that the science is settled?

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Can inducing a stroke be the cure for liberalism?

Liberalism is a disease. It is an affliction that doesn’t happen by chance, it is the direct result of indoctrination via academia or some other external influence, generally in our youth. The good news is that much like some physical diseases such as asthma, we can simply outgrow it as we age. Thus we tend to see many younger liberals finally see the light and convert to conservatism later in life. Unfortunately, the bad news is that irreparable damage may have already occurred to our rights and the American way of life along the way.

I ask the question in the title of this post not out of curiosity for I have actually witnessed this phenomenon. Yes, it’s true! Well, sort of.

What I witnessed was not an induced stroke. It was a stroke that happened to a brother-in-law of mine due to years of heavy drug use. So in a way, it was induced, just not proactively as a cure for liberalism.

However, that’s just what the result seems to have been. My brother-in-law, let’s call him Lefty for purposes of this story, was a died-in-the-wool democrat for the many years I have known him. A union worker in the sheet metal trades, he was also a union steward. Lefty fit the standard description of a liberal democrat.

His American made cars always had some sort of barrage of bumper stickers promoting “buy union” or “buy American” alongside whatever democrat candidates were running for office. Of course, he’s been an advocate of all things Obama and refuses to watch Fox News. Needless to say, politics were avoided at all family functions as much as possible in order to avoid resurrecting the Hatfield-McCoy type of family division.

We also had to stick to the standard Ford-Chevy battles we here in the midwest have had ingrained in us for many a decade. Should you try to convince Lefty that the most American made car you can buy is a Toyota, he would launch into a tirade that I’m surprised never induced a stroke on the spot.

At any rate, Lefty suffered a heart attack some years ago that left his heart functioning at only 15% of its capacity. I didn’t believe anyone could survive such an event, but he did. He never worked again as he never fully recovered and remains today on long-term disability. Fortunately for Lefty, the union benefits package is substantial and he has managed to get along OK with relatively inexpensive drug costs and the like.

Some in the family speculate that Lefty returned to dabbling in drug use. To this day, I still don’t know if this is true, however, he had a stroke some 6 months ago which really surprised everyone as we thought he had put all of his health issues behind him.

This brings us to the amazing transformation. Lefty has recovered for the most part from the stroke. The doctors tell us it’s an on-going process due to the fact that he is rewiring his brain. He actually has an improved long-term memory now recalling things he had long forgotten. His short-term memory is not good at all. He has some problems with his peripheral vision but just last week was able to pass the test and resume driving.

By far the most astonishing change has been his politics. He is no longer a liberal. He’s like a little kid that just discovered some secret that no one else knows and can’t wait to tell everyone. Gone are all the bumper stickers. Now, he’ll never drive a Toyota, but that’s OK by me. We can now discuss such a wide variety of topics that were always off-limits before. He hasn’t seen the light on everything yet, but he’s well on his way.

Scientists tell us that the right part of the brain controls speech and emotions and the left side controls movement and logic. Clearly, that doesn’t equate to politics as the left is all based upon emotion and the right utilizes critical thinking. However, in the case of Lefty, the evidence shows that the brain can actually rewire itself and correct this small oversight the Good Lord apparently never saw coming.

Now, I would never want the liability to suggest that we should encourage all liberals to head down to their local pharmacy and see if they can purchase just such an inducement drug, but if they should happen to take it upon themselves to do so…well, you get the idea. Hey, you never know, it may even be covered under Obamacare!

N,N-Diethyl-meta-toluamide – DEET for the layman – only works for 3 hours

IM_20100302_Meckes_3_Stechmuecke_450x_lg Extreme close-up of mosquito eyes

If mosquitoes keep an Obama style kill list, then I’ve gotta be right at the top of it because they LOVE me. A new study is out that shows DEET, the active ingredient in most mosquito repellents, only works for about three hours. Three hours? In my case, I say more like 20 minutes before they’ve developed an antidote to whatever I put on myself and then just laugh at it as they cart off blood by the liter.

http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/science/2013/02/some-mosquitoes-become-immune-to-deet-after-just-a-few-hours-of-exposure/

Here’s a creepy vid of the little devils at work.

Attack of the meteors! Blame global warming? Blame Bush? Will scientists “overwhelming” promote cap and trade as a solution?

Russian meteor largest object to strike earth in over a century

Suspected meteor explosion over central Cuba

Fireball explodes over Japan

Bright streak of light reported over California

Add Miami to the list – updated 2/18/13

Asteroid the size of a football field buzzes earth

Comet shining fifteen times brighter than our moon coming Nov. 2013

Armaggedon? Mayans a little off on their timing? Maybe it’s karma as the good Lord above us throws a few pebbles our way for our transgressions? Scientists wil say this stuff happens all the time but due to social media and things like dash cams, we simply notice more often these days. Unless you happen to be part of a committed leftist organization like CNN, then you blame it on global warming.

CNN anchor questions whether global warming to blame for asteroid

Is this leap just a little too far? Not when you consider Bush was blamed for Hurricane Katrina.

Hurricane Katrina Bush’s fault?

Obama is a devotee as well. He made this statement during his recent State of the Union address.

“Some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires and crippling drought and more powerful storms.”

The overwhelming judgment of science? I would say the overwhelming pressure from special interest groups may be more appropriate, wouldn’t you say Mr. President? Regardless, climate change is back on the front burner for Obama’s second term.

Climate blowing in the wind for Obama

One wonders how long it will be before the “overwhelming” judgment of scientists tell us that cap and trade is the answer to stop the onslaught of meteors and comets?

You may recall it was none other than John Dingell (D-MI) that admitted that cap and trade would be a “big tax”.

President Obama says “make no mistake, this is a jobs bill”. Here is his pitch filled with promises of grandeur. Just listen to how many times he says there is no longer a question or no longer a debate.

We’ve already heard him say that electricity rates will “necessarily skyrocket”.

With all the “skyrockets” in the air lately, it’s only a matter of time before the climate change lobby adds celestial events to the ever-growing list of effects from the insatiable lust for fossil fuel from Republicans. Would’ve ever thought a Prius would save the planet from another dinosaur extinction event? http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/images/yucatan.html

Could Tyche be our new ninth planet?

Scientists believe they have discovered a massive new planet in the far reaches of our solar system that is 4 times the size of Jupiter. Out with Pluto, in with Tyche. My first thought was how could anybody miss something this big with-in our own solar system. Turns out its orbit is 15,000 times further out than ours here on Earth. Way, way out in the Oort Cloud, the furthest area of the Milky Way. Read the story here.

A big ball of gas so far out we can’t even imagine it becoming our ninth planet usually only excites the astronomer geeks amongst us. What is interesting about this discovery is what has the “conspiracy” nuts going bonkers. Tyche (pronounced Ty-kee) is a Greek name for a long suspected companion star of our Sun. She was the good sister. Nemesis was the given to the bad brother that was thought to be responsible for mass extinctions here on earth.

What NASA doesn’t even touch on is the other theory that exists. Tyche is really the fabled “Planet X” or “Nibiru”. That’s right, the one that comes around every 3,600 years or so and rains havoc on our planet. A firestorm will rain down as it passes wiping out civilization. Theory goes this is how the dinosaurs went bye-bye. Another one even claims one of the passes long ago resulted in a direct hit that broke off part of the Earth and thus gave us our moon. As you can imagine, the net forums are burning up with talk of 2012 and the return of Planet X. It supposedly has an extremely elliptical orbit that takes it out to the Oort Cloud and at the other end right past Earth as it circles the Sun.

It’s a slightly different twist on the normal wacko theories out there. This one even has the scientists discussing its plausibility. Of course, they don’t buy into the Gods riding their chariots on “Planet X”, but they seem to be attempting to confirm the existence of what has only been rumored in conspiracy circles. It’s as if this one may satisfy both camps if they confirm it. Scientists have been seeking an explanation for comet tracks being altered as they pass through the Oort Cloud. The gravitational pull of a planet would do just that. Could “Nemesis” and “Nibiru” be one and the same?

If we also have a close encounter as it passes every 3,600 years, it would explain these sudden extinctions if we pass right through its debris tail accounting for the “raining firestorms” that wipe us out. It gives the 2012 doomsayers something else to talk about. Boy, good stuff! The real scientists and the nut jobs all get what they want! Is this just an ordinary run-of-the-mill celestial body made of gas orbiting around our Sun? Maybe. Is this the fabled “Planet X” or “Nibiru” on its return path about to give credence to the Mayan calendar 2012 crowd? Maybe. This kind of stuff will make the Y2K false alarm look like small potatoes. Should make for lots of interesting theories the next couple of years at any rate. Besides, Obama bashing gets a little tiresome when he seems to do something new everyday to destroy this country. It’s nice to have a little diversion from reality now and then.