Thursday, December 27, 2007
Monday, December 03, 2007
Well, another election is coming up. You can tell that it is starting to get tense because the mud slinging has begun on TV. Here are our Canidates for this time around:
- Joe Biden Democrat
- Hillary Clinton Democrat
- Chris Dodd Democrat
- John Edwards Democrat
- Rudy Giuliani Republican
- Mike Gravel Democrat
- Mike Huckabee Republican
- Duncan Hunter Republican
- Dennis Kucinich Democrat
- John McCain Republican
- Barack Obama Democrat
- Ron Paul Republican
- Bill Richardson Democrat
- Mitt Romney Republican
- Tom Tancredo Republican
- Fred Thompson Republican
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
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Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Thursday, April 19, 2007
In 1997, a film crew accompanied an Interplast volunteer surgical team to An Giang province in Vietnam's Mekong Delta. The filmmakers donated their services to document the team's experiences and produce A Story of Healing, which earned the 1997 Academy Award for best documentary short subject. The 28-minute film is followed by a short epilogue after the credits which follows-up on two patients 16 months after their surgeries.
Ten years after its original release, A Story of Healing has been released under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivatives license (by-nc-nd) and is available for free online.
Sunday, February 18, 2007
Saturday, January 20, 2007
"The global warming crowd, led by arrogant hustlers such as Heidi Cullen at The Weather Channel, has set up a no-lose situation for themselves.
"I am a scientist too Dr. Cullen and will be glad to compare credentials. You are entitled to an opinion, but not to the claim that the scientific community supports your position. It does not, just those that agree with you. In point of fact, there is no agreement among most scientists, because the evidence is inconclusive and contradictory. You can not pick and chose which facts you want to believe, nor ignore all the other more reasonable explanations for events, which is what you and those supporting a certain political agenda are doing. You have just fallen into the trap of accepting an explanation for a given set of facts. I can give you twenty more. Your statements are arrogant, foolish, and anything but scientific. Real scientists wonder whether it is your certifications that should be reviewed, not those that remain skeptical and demand proof that isn't constantly contradicted. It is the real scientists that demand tests, not theories. For every scientist that you wish to name that supports your view, I will give you more that say there is no compelling proof. I will show you contradictory evidence and even if the planet is warming, there are dozens of natural reasons this occurs regularly throughout the history of our planet that have nothing to do with the existence of man or any other animal. Why are these possibilities excluded in your world view?"
Climatology is by definition the study of long-term climate trends, and it will indeed be many decades or longer before any definitive conclusions about even the existence of global warming let alone its causes can be determined to be true or false. This means that Cullen and her cohorts can't be held accountable for their erroneous beliefs."
If forecasters can't reliably tell us what will happen in two to three months from now, why would anyone trust that they know what will happen with the weather in 50 or 100 years from now and let them tell us how to live our lives accordingly?
This is all about Big Brother do-gooders trying to control how you live your life, and stripping away the freedoms and liberties of people to live their lives as they see fit, engage in commerce and raise their families.
"There's a con job going on at The Weather Channel, and it's time that viewers let the network know it's time to stop the liberal politicization of weather reporting."
"Well, well. Some "climate expert" on "The Weather Channel" wants to take away AMS certification from those of us who believe the recent "global warming" is a natural process. So much for "tolerance", huh?"
"I have been in operational meteorology since 1978, and I know dozens and dozens of broadcast meteorologists all over the country. Our big job: look at a large volume of raw data and come up with a public weather forecast for the next seven days. I do not know of a single TV meteorologist who buys into the man-made global warming hype. I know there must be a few out there, but I can't find them. Here are the basic facts you need to know:
*Billions of dollars of grant money is flowing into the pockets of those on the man-made global warming bandwagon. No man-made global warming, the money dries up. This is big money, make no mistake about it. Always follow the money trail and it tells a story. Even the lady at "The Weather Channel" probably gets paid good money for a prime time show on climate change. No man-made global warming, no show, and no salary. Nothing wrong with making money at all, but when money becomes the motivation for a scientific conclusion, then we have a problem. For many, global warming is a big cash grab."
"The Weather Channel" Mess 355 Responses so far
It is important for you to know, many of the meteorologists are keeping hush - hush, and decided not to open their mouths, and say a word either way on what they believe. Jobs are at stake here folks. This is just appalling. Be sure you read through the blogs, and the replies. The first link has many replies, and it is just astounding at what was posted at these websites. You can clearly tell that other meteorologists also replied, but most did not put their names on the replies. The last link is the most apparent.
My take on all of this is I never once believed that Global Warming was here to stay. From the time I was real young, I always knew that Planet Earth had weather cycles. With a few glitches here and there for the most part weather is just guessing with just the goofs in-between. I have seen many meteorologists get the weather wrong. Mother nature has a mind of her own. I have seen quite a few meteorologists red in the face saying "oops! I didn't see that coming! Sorry!" Yes our Earth has too many people, and too much pollution. Plus we may need to think about better things to power our world. But I don't believe the public is at fault for any of this. Politics is at fault. They are the ones that keep big brother oil company's in business. They are also the ones that turned a blind eye for all of these years, and now the public is to blame? Get real. Mother Earth is in a cycle. The cycle may last a few years, or just one. Or it may last 10, 20 or 50. ONLY Mother Earth knows what she is doing.
What should be done? Meteorologists should not lose their jobs because of their beliefs. Their word is just as good, as the next guys. After all, weather in the past has never been a exact science. It has never been one hundred percent. If meteorologists do lose their jobs over this, they should fight it tooth and nail.
Saturday, January 13, 2007
Friday, January 05, 2007
A good majority will look at this and say "this is great!" But is it? In my area part time jobs are the norm. A good majority of workers on many jobs work part time. There are only two places in my town that offer full time employment. The next largest city close to me has the same thing. Part time jobs are rising, and if the wage goes up, I expect to see a increase in part time positions. I do not know all the reasons behind this, but the biggest reason I believe I see this happening is because of the cost to run a business. You either cut back on employees, to lower the insurance premiums you are dishing out, or you offer part time employment, with no insurance. Maybe someone else has other bright ideas about this. But none of the part time jobs had insurance benefits. So I suspect many more jobs will become part time, with less full time employees that are insured. The wage increase is great to have, only if you can put the hours in, and be insured. What good is it if they cut your hours, and you loose your insurance?
"If it takes adding small business tax cuts to have a minimum wage increase, then we'll do that," new Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada said emerging from a private meeting of Senate Democrats in the Library of Congress.
The Senate strategy would differ from the House approach, where Democrats are pushing through a minimum wage increase next week without any extra provisions. The proposal would raise the minimum wage from $5.15 an hour to $7.25 an hour over about two years. The last increase in the minimum wage was in 1997."
Read more here: Minimum wage offer interests Democrats
Monday, January 01, 2007
Sapere aude (Dare to be wise)