Good-Bye No Child Left Behind????

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Looks like it!

Though the list is not very long, here’s another good thing the current administration can add to its accomplishments list. And yet another missed opportunity for the GOP. They should have been campaigning for this a long time ago

Friends Don’t Let Friends Lick Toads!!!!

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Yes, that is really what’s happened here. I was at a customers house and their dog was furiously digging a hole and licking something. The pup would stagger around for a bit, obviously stoned out of its whits, then go back for more! The owner came out and said the dog does this all the time!

Little Meth Head Doggie!


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Once again TPM is presenting a clipped / edited portion of the latest GOP debate. Where-as the last one was a manipulation, argument by omission, in an effort to make the GOP look more horrible than it would if you watch the entire exchange, the latest…. Well…. If you watch the entire exchange, the GOP looks even worse!

Don’t Ask Don’t Tell was a political solution to a politically created problem, created when Bill Clinton tried to implement military policy via executive order, without regard as to whether the military community was ready for it or not. Remember that, though it was the 90’s, being gay was not nearly as accepted as it has become in the last decade. DADT was a political compromise for its time. It may have moved the ball forward to get where we are now, or it may have hindered it. We’ll never know. What is perfectly clear to most, is that its time has past. There is no longer any need for needless restrictive policy such as this.

If This Was Climate Science…

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Particles that can go faster than the speed of light????

Nope. This is false. It goes against the scientific consensus. This goes against the model predictions. Sorry, but if you believe this, you are a special relativity denier!

Signed: James Hansen and All Gore.


Note –  This is almost certainly a measurement error, but in climate science they wouldn’t even bother to confirm the actual error, which of course is still important to science.

How To Tell If An E-Mail Contains Malicious Content?

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“IMPORTANT: has been suspended”

That could happen… In fact, I’m surprised it hasn’t already. BUT, here-in lies the rub!

“from ”

Um…. I AM the administrator of! And I don’t recall suspending myself.

Come on spammers! You’re going to have to do better than this!


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Here is a wonderful write-up on the art of using compression in audio mixing. As I record my solo project, I’ll post useful stuff like this as I come across it.

Strange YouTube Banter.

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“lol… why the 69, Mr. IBM”

Why??? It makes no sense considering the dark rocking goodness of the song on which the comment was found. I guess I’m trying to make sense of the world where there is none.

Headline – Cops: Pair took dead pal to strip club!

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Well… How else were they going to be able to tell if he was dead or not!!!!

Name It!

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OK. This is my little studio, such as it is, where most of my little solo album thingy is being recorded. But, I just realized, all studio’s are named! The Beatles had Abbey Road…. Elvis used Sun Studios… Hendrix, the Record Plant Genesis recorded at Hit and Run… My studio doesn’t have a name…. What should I call it?????

And PS.  I’m done with politics for the week. Now, it’s time to once again concentrate on recording stuff. I’m throwing everything I think I know about studio recording out the window and relearning what to do. I think I’ve been trying to master each individual track, instead of putting things together first, then working that out.

AlGorealized And Demoralized! The Day After “Reallity”!!!

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Right now, Al Gore is doing his “24 Hours Of Alternate Reality”, where he has a media feed set up to stream from all parts of the globe to once again lecture us about global warming.


The goal? To scare the BeJesus out of everybody and change the way we live and  become a third world economy because he says so!!!!

As if on que, a radio host on KYNO 940 yesterday bit on a typical scare tactics used by the Al Gore types to jolt people into line on Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming Panic… Increase in Extreme Weather!!!

Let’s get one thing straight – Their is no data supporting the notion that there has been an increase in severe weather, or that global warming is causing the extreme weather we are seeing!

More hurricanes.. Or stronger ones??? Nope. And Nope. (both peer reviewed)

Drought??? Moscow? Nope. (NOAA) Southwest? Nope. (peer reviewed)

The droughts that have recently occurred in the southwest were not out of the norm.

In both instrumental and paleoclimatic records, periods of sustained
drought in the Southwest have often been concurrent with
elevated temperatures. The warmest such episode, in the mid-
12th century, was more extensive and much more persistent than
any modern drought experienced to date, [which falls smack dab into the Medieval Warm Period, a climate event the bulk of climate science want to pretend never happened]

Can’t speak to the Texas drought, yet (*revisited toward the end of the post), but if the trend in peer reviewed scientific studies of other droughts are any indication, this will not be blamed on global warming either. It’s called weather, and natural variability.

More snow??? The “warmer climate means more rain and snow due to an increase in evaporation rates” sounds reasonable enough… Until you realize that that wasn’t what they were thinking just ten years ago. In a March 2000 article in The Independent, the British paper reported this:

Britain’s winter ends tomorrow with further indications of a striking environmental change: snow is starting to disappear from our lives.

Sledges, snowmen, snowballs and the excitement of waking to find that the stuff has settled outside are all a rapidly diminishing part of Britain’s culture, as warmer winters – which scientists are attributing to global climate change – produce not only fewer white Christmases, but fewer white Januaries and Februaries.

The first two months of 2000 were virtually free of significant snowfall in much of lowland Britain, and December brought only moderate snowfall in the South-east. It is the continuation of a trend that has been increasingly visible in the past 15 years: in the south of England, for instance, from 1970 to 1995 snow and sleet fell for an average of 3.7 days, while from 1988 to 1995 the average was 0.7 days. London’s last substantial snowfall was in February 1991.

Global warming, the heating of the atmosphere by increased amounts of industrial gases, is now accepted as a reality by the international community. Average temperatures in Britain were nearly 0.6°C higher in the Nineties than in 1960-90, and it is estimated that they will increase by 0.2C every decade over the coming century. Eight of the 10 hottest years on record occurred in the Nineties.

However, the warming is so far manifesting itself more in winters which are less cold than in much hotter summers. According to Dr David Viner, a senior research scientist at the climatic research unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia,within a few years winter snowfall will become “a very rare and exciting event”.

“Children just aren’t going to know what snow is,” he said.

So if we have less snow, it’s due to global warming. If we have more snow, it’s due to global warming. And on increased evaporation, as I noted last year, according to the U.S. EPA, there has not been a detectible rise in precipitation in the whole of the last century.

More tornadoes???? Climate “Science” Ethics Connects Them To Global Warming, Not Real Science!!!!!

From the really smart climate science guy who just laid out the case that the tornadoes are caused by Global Warming – Quote:

In other words, when science is applied to public policy where there is reasonable basis that some human activity is dangerous, science has an important role in communicating any scientifically plausible dangerous risks-not just proven facts.

As long as anyone is asking the question of whether there is a link between climate change and tornado damage because they want to know whether there is reason to limit greenhouse gas emissions, it is therefore ethically problematic to say there is no link

However, it is also ethically required to acknowledge that increased tornado damage and frequency are not yet proven.

Got That? Science doesn’t even show that there are more tornadoes now than there were a hundred years ago, yet there HAS TO BE BECAUSE THE MODELS PREDICT THERE SHOULD BE, AND IT’S UNETHICAL TO THINK OTHERWISE!!!

We did have a lot of tornadoes this year, maybe even a record, but the outbreak in 1974 may have been just as severe, or worse. Problem is, we didn’t have the kind of tornado detection equipment then that we have now, so it’s impossible to say if their were or weren’t more then than now. This also goes for hurricanes and other weather events. It’s a limitation of science the alarmist don’t want you to think about.

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