Monday, January 11, 2010

Last call for 1-11-10

If nothing else the underwear bomber of NW 253 has proven that Americans don't take kindly to being attacked. In fact, he may have swung the pendulum back to the offense and ole mo may be favoring such things as "kill'em all and let God sort'em out."

Now that simplistic saying is not very nice and I would be the first to admit that as of 1-11-10 saying such in the nicer confines of the Internet will instantly earn you a snear and a snark.

But the facts are simply this.

There can be no real security as long as the enemy has the capability and desire to attack us.

The purpose of a war is to remove that capability by destroying the infrastructure surrounding the enemy and and killing enough of them that they lose the desire to attack.

I have speculated before that at some point the country will have to decide if it wants to suffer defeat by a 1000 cuts or go to war using all our technology and forces.

The Left, in general, has wanted to treat this as a criminal justice matter. Do nothing but react to an attack and try to prevent them with "bars on the windows."

The Right, in general, has wanted to treat this as an attack on the country and go war.

The criminal justice approach led to 9/11.

The "go to war" approach of Bush worked only to an extent because we became basically involved in nation building rather than war winning and started using "proportionate response."

We are now back to the criminal justice approach and so far it appears that the enemy sees this as weak.

Worse, the "war winning" strategy is being given only lip service, as it was in Vietnam, and this will only get a lot of US military killed.

Obama should either pull the military back and go on defense or go to a full out war.

He won't because he knows defense won't work and he won't face the political heat that would come with a successful attack within the US. And make no mistake. NW 253 was close. Very close. The actions of the passengers were great, but they would never have had a chance if the detonator had worked as designed.

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A cheerer upper...

When you are down in the dumps and think you have real PROBLEMS, Just remember:



Hat tip to Jimmy M!

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The hoaxers worse nightmare... real scientists doing real science

The bitter winter afflicting much of the Northern Hemisphere is only the start of a global trend towards cooler weather that is likely to last for 20 or 30 years, say some of the world’s most eminent climate scientists.

Their predictions – based on an analysis of natural cycles in water temperatures in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans – challenge some of the global warming orthodoxy’s most deeply cherished beliefs, such as the claim that the North Pole will be free of ice in summer by 2013.

According to the US National Snow and Ice Data Centre in Colorado, Arctic summer sea ice has increased by 409,000 square miles, or 26 per cent, since 2007 – and even the most committed global warming activists do not dispute this.

The scientists’ predictions also undermine the standard climate computer models, which assert that the warming of the Earth since 1900 has been driven solely by man-made greenhouse gas emissions and will continue as long as carbon dioxide levels rise.

Of course we also know that the carbon dioxide levels have been constant for the past 150 years.

To assess whether the airborne fraction is indeed increasing, Wolfgang Knorr of the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Bristol reanalyzed available atmospheric carbon dioxide and emissions data since 1850 and considers the uncertainties in the data.

In contradiction to some recent studies, he finds that the airborne fraction of carbon dioxide has not increased either during the past 150 years or during the most recent five decades.

Link to carbon dioxide levels source

Returning to lead article:

They say that their research shows that much of the warming was caused by oceanic cycles when they were in a ‘warm mode’ as opposed to the present ‘cold mode’.

This challenge to the widespread view that the planet is on the brink of an irreversible catastrophe is all the greater because the scientists could never be described as global warming ‘deniers’ or sceptics.

This challenge to the widespread view that the planet is on the brink of an irreversible catastrophe is all the greater because the scientists could never be described as global warming ‘deniers’ or sceptics.

However, both main British political parties continue to insist that the world is facing imminent disaster without drastic cuts in CO2.

Of course that disaster is a return of The Little Ice Age, but that would be an inconvenient event to own up to. Trafalgar Square and the Washington Monument could be six foot deep in snow on July the first and the hoaxers and their enablers in politics would still be screaming global warming.

Among the most prominent of the scientists is Professor Mojib Latif, a leading member of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which has been pushing the issue of man-made global warming on to the international political agenda since it was formed 22 years ago.

Prof Latif, who leads a research team at the renowned Leibniz Institute at Germany’s Kiel University, has developed new methods for measuring ocean temperatures 3,000ft beneath the surface, where the cooling and warming cycles start.

He and his colleagues predicted the new cooling trend in a paper published in 2008 and warned of it again at an IPCC conference in Geneva last September.

Last night he told The Mail on Sunday: ‘A significant share of the warming we saw from 1980 to 2000 and at earlier periods in the 20th Century was due to these cycles – perhaps as much as 50 per cent.

'They have now gone into reverse, so winters like this one will become much more likely. Summers will also probably be cooler, and all this may well last two decades or long

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The genie continues to come out of the bottle.
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Gasoline prices are up to $2.75 per gallon

Oh, I forgot.... Bush isn't President... The Left is in power...

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Here is a link to the East Anglia emails

Link to the emails.
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