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science

Fifty Years of the Pill: “Unplanned” Outcomes

May 11, 2010

Fifty years after the FDA approved use of the birth control pill a funny thing happened:  suddenly science has 50 years of data to look through, cutting through the old propaganda. Today I found a really interesting article by Daniel J. Flynn at The American Spectator which puts some counter-intuitive arguments under the statistical light [...]

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Media Addiction: Are You Hooked?

April 25, 2010

The University of Maryland recently completed a study called “24 Hours: Unplugged,” where they asked 200 students to go 24 hours without any kind of media whatsoever — no cellphones, no Blackberries, no texting, no IM-ing, no Internet in general, and no TV (as best as could be avoided).  Nothing.  So, in essence, these kids [...]

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8.8 Quake Hits Chile

February 27, 2010

A massive 8.8 magnitude earthquake hit Chile at about 3:34am local time.  Aftershocks have followed throughout the morning, day and now into the night.  The power of the quake set off a tsunami which is (at the very moment I write this post) hitting Hawaii with about an 8-foot swell.  Because of the new early [...]

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A Nor’easter by Any Other Name

February 25, 2010

Central Jersey already has had about three or four inches and it’s going to get much worse.  In the midst of all this global warming, we have another double-digit snow storm (the third in February alone!).  We should have 10-16 more inches before tomorrow afternoon as the latest Nor’easter hits this area. “Nor’easters” are large [...]

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Newsflash: Iran May Be Making a Nuclear Bomb!

February 18, 2010

I know, I know!  It’s so shocking and such a surprise — news that just seemingly appeared from nowhere! Mind the sarcasm, but Captain Obvious strikes again:  the IAEA has just released a report indicating that it seems like Iran is making a nuclear bomb.  Hans Blix was nowhere to be found in the report, [...]

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More ClimateGate Discrepancies

February 16, 2010

Once again, new media does the job that old media is supposed to do.  A science blogger poured through volumes of temperature data released by Great Britain’s national weather service, and found a large number of discrepancies.  Of course, “the errors did not alter the bigger picture on climate change,” according to the news report, [...]

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Phil Jones — No Significant Global Warming Since 1995

February 15, 2010

The UK Daily Mail has published this article focusing on hacked ClimateGate scientist Phil Jones’ admission that there has NOT been any statistically significant global warming since 1995!  Ouch — that’s 15 years! Think 1995 for a second:  Newt and crew take over Congress for the first time;  Jacques Chirac becomes President of France;  the [...]

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SDI Not So “Pie-in-the-Sky” Anymore

February 13, 2010

Yesterday, the Pentagon announced the successful test of an airborne anti-ballistic missile (ABM) defense system which used frickin’ laser beams on a modified Boeing 747 to destroy its target!   The Airborne Laser Testbed (ALTB) was just a test, but a pretty cool one.  Using a directed energy laser system, two of ALTB’s targets were destroyed.  [...]

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D.C. Snow Caused by – You Guessed It, Global Warming

February 10, 2010

We’ve always joked that the typical liberal eco-nazi tactic when faced with bad winter weather is that the cooling is part of the warming.  That trend holds true today in a Time Magazine piece which is entitled D.C. Snowstorm:  How Global Warming Makes Blizzards Worse.  The premise is that warmer air leads to more intense [...]

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Brrr.. It’s Cold Outside

January 11, 2010

In case anyone hasn’t noticed, it’s quite cold out.  Temperatures are below freezing in Florida, Great Britain recently suffered its worst snowstorm in 20 years, and the temperatures so far this winter in most of the U.S. and the world have been well below their average for long stretches of time.  A fluke, you may [...]

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Gerald Warner on the Copenhagen Summit

December 18, 2009

With the recent slew of evidence that certain scientists manipulated scientific data to hide the decline of global temperatures over the last decade, those of us capable of critical thought are rightly skeptical of claims concerning the role of human activity in climate change.  But the falsifying of data is not the only technique used [...]

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Climate Change is Natural? You Don’t Say…

December 15, 2009

Today, the UK’s Daily Express listed 100 Reasons why climate change is natural.  Well, of course it is!  But, apparently with all the craziness in Copenhagen, this UK news source has decided to list some pretty common sense factoids for one to chew on. Not all on this list are completely airtight, but neither are [...]

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Don’t Breathe, It’s Now Harmful to Public Health

December 7, 2009

Well, I suppose one can breathe IN, just not OUT! CO2 is a danger to public health;  so says the Environmental Protection Agency today in a Pearl Harbor-like surprise that’s slated to doom our long-term economic future. In 2007, the Supreme Court allowed the regulation greenhouse gases, including CO2, by the EPA.  Seeing Cap-and-Trade about [...]

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An Icy Blast from the Past

December 6, 2009

Scanning through the Internet this morning I bumped into this Forbes article regarding the “Coming Ice Age” hysteria of the 1970s, relating it to today’s global warming hysteria.  The author, Gary Sutton, brings up a point I’ve been saying for a while — scientists live on funding, while politicians live on panic.  It’s the perfect [...]

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Obama: Climategate Be Damned — Copenhagen is On!

December 5, 2009

Well, the forecast wintry mix totaling “a dusting to an inch” is already near three inches deep in my part of Central Jersey, so I couldn’t resist a global warming/Climategate post!  Especially when in the face of all the uncertainty behind much of the climate science underlying the upcoming Copenhagen initiatives, President Obama is going [...]

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More Suspicious Climategate Revelations

November 30, 2009

So you want to change the planet’s behavior in regards to CO2 production?  You also want to tell us that man-made global warming will destroy us all one day soon unless we act right now this very instant.  You take your Nobel Prize and wag it in front of us saying that your science is [...]

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Another “Hack” at Global Warming

November 21, 2009

Hackers are not very nice people — all that firewall busting and information stealing.  It’s a nuisance for the Pentagon and for companies as well as an unwelcome invasion of privacy.  But sometimes they expose some interesting things, like recently when some hackers broke into a British climate research center and exposed that there was [...]

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New Treaty Could Threaten US Sovereignty

October 23, 2009

There’s been a buzz out there on the ”Internets” about a 95-minute speech given in St. Paul by former Thatcher policy advisor Lord Christopher Monckton last week which ripped apart Algore’s numerous global warming theses, while warning America about what President Obama might set into motion by signing the Copenhagen Treaty this December — giving up part of our national [...]

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BBC: Where’d All the Global Warming Go?

October 10, 2009

In a bold move, the BBC only yesterday asked, “What happened to global warming?  The globe’s temps have been falling since 1998 and the pius members of the international global warming religious movement cannot believe it.  Their best response in the face of the facts are: while it may be getting cooler, the next few [...]

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The New Nissan Leaf

August 3, 2009

With sales slipping to such competitors as Toyota and Honda, Nissan has decided to forgo trying to compete with their own line of decent gasoline-electric hybrids and have gone straight to a soon-to-be mass produced electric model, the Nissan Leaf (how environmental sounding!  gag).  Here’s some rough footage of its first public test drive:

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A Dark Omen in India

July 22, 2009

The daylight became dim.  An auspicious darkness crept across the Asian subcontinent as feelings of dread seized millions — hide your children, bathe yourself in holy water, do not prepare foods, say your prayers! No, it probably wasn’t the continued presence of Hillary Clinton threatening a global warming disaster in India, though we know about [...]

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One Small Step — 40 Years Later

July 20, 2009

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the Moon.  Here’s the film from forty years ago.  We went back to the moon five more times since then until 1972 when the expense of the trip (coupled with not finding all that much) justified scrapping the program and moving [...]

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Boehner on the Cap-and-Trade Bill

June 28, 2009

Republican House Minority Leader John Boehner was quoted as saying this about the energy bill which just passed the House Friday: “Hey, people deserve to know what’s in this pile of sh-t.”  I could not agree with him more.  The House passed possibly the most economically destructive bill in a century on Friday 219-212, with 44 Dems jumping [...]

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Knowingly Spreading HIV is a Crime in Texas

May 31, 2009

Nearly three years ago I asked this question:  Should knowingly spreading HIV/AIDS be a crime?  I have always felt that should be the case, with the emphasis on “knowingly,” since in 2009 contracting HIV is still a death sentence. Well, in Texas an HIV-positive man Philippe Padieu was arrested two years ago for doing just that [...]

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This “Missing Link” is Not That Cool

May 20, 2009

The lemur/monkey, Ida, is a 47 million year old skeleton which indicates a common ancestor to both the lemur family and the monkey family.  It’s a neat find, but does it tells us anything new about human evolution?  Yeah, but not in the right direction… we’re supposed to get closer to the Ape-Man, not further [...]

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