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ScienceDaily (Dec. 31, 2009) — Most of the carbon dioxide emitted by human activity does not remain in the atmosphere, but is instead absorbed by the oceans and terrestrial ecosystems. In fact, only about 45 percent of emitted carbon dioxide stays in the atmosphere.

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Many climate models also assume that the airborne fraction will increase. Because understanding of the airborne fraction of carbon dioxide is important for predicting future climate change, it is essential to have accurate knowledge of whether that fraction is changing or will change as emissions increase.

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.

The research is published in Geophysical Research Letters.

Scientific data which exposes the environmental justice hoax continues to be published and lame main stream media is still ignoring this gigantic deception.  All the global warming hysterics can stop the mantra of the “science is settled.”  The science is NOT settled and claims that there are universal agreement by world scientists is a lie.

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In Memory of Bonnie Kuzminski, A Patriot and Friend

Posted by courage On December - 30 - 2009

IMG_2076Some navigate through the world making grand entrances; they splash on the scene with the force of a tsunami and quickly recede.   Bonnie interacted with the world as a dramatic force, yet she was void of the overpowering need to be in the spotlight.  She embodied a quiet resolve, which focused on family and the freedoms of this country.

Bonnie was tireless in her behind the scenes endeavors to bring information to Northwest Indiana Patriots, spending hours checking details and making sure the information she presented was reflective of the issues without bias, which is more difficult then it may sound.   Bonnie never took credit for the amazing work she did on behalf of NWIP, rather she was the steady, trustworthy and focused Patriot who toiled on behalf of others and this country.

She alone chronicled the history of our local movement through her emails and blog posts providing spirit and body for each event.  Her ability to capture words and create meaningful images provided a living history in this time of concern.  Those unable to attend found themselves, through her updates, capable of embracing the energy of the individual experience and connected to the larger emotions which embody the love of country.  Her sacrificing nature and humble demeanor was not that of a tsunami, rather it embodied the quiet force of the Colorado River as it winds through the Grand Canyon with purpose, clarity and beauty.

You will be dearly missed by the many patriots whose hearts you touched and who felt connected through your mastery of words.

I ask you to join me tonight in lighting a candle, in memory of this self-sacrificing woman, a dedicated patriot and dear friend.

Who among us did not see this coming?  As the President Obama bows himself around the world and head nods foreign dictators,  world leaders are noticing the Emperor has no clothes.  The “Hope and Change” mantra are wearing thin as true diplomacy and fundamental understanding of issues beckon.

Nicolas Sarkozy, the most pro-American president of France for half a century, has gone cold on Barack Obama, the most popular American leader in France in generations.

A year ago Mr Sarkozy was engaged in a tussle among European leaders anxious to be the first to secure a meeting with the freshly elected Mr Obama. Mr Sarkozy described Mr Obama as “my friend” after meeting him just once as a senator.

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The French government has refused a US request to send more fighting troops to Afghanistan, while several other European allies are planning to do so.

Mr Sarkozy has expressed his frustration at the White House’s perceived equivocation over how to deal with Iran’s nuclear ambitions and the priority that Mr Obama attaches to the long-term goal of a world free of nuclear weapons.

Mr Sarkozy’s frustration boiled over in September in a remarkably barbed speech to the UN General Assembly.

“We are right to talk about the future but before the future there is the present, and the present is two major nuclear crises,” Mr Sarkozy said, alluding to Iran and North Korea. “We are living in a real world, not a virtual world,” he added, in a clear dig at Mr Obama’s disarmament ambitions.

Many Americans are also concerned with the apparent naivete of President Obama.  We have two, count them two… ideologue nut cases hell bent on achieving nuclear arms and a President who can’t seem to grasp the real world threat this involves.   Why he continues to believe he can succeed in talking them down off the nuclear ledge, while others with greater understanding of the issue have failed, displays narcissistic  qualities beyond any previously seen in politicians.

Probable Cause: Drug/ Alcohol Testing Elected Officials

Posted by courage On December - 28 - 2009

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I work in an industry that allows for probable cause testing of employees.  Testing occurs when an employee displays actions which bosses/ management believe to be indicative of impaired behavior. Management is the arbitrator in making the decision to test, I believe most would agree that behaviors such as slurred speech and incoherent ramblings would warrant probable cause. Primarily the use of testing was permitted to curtail accidents, not only for the potentially impaired employee, also for any employee who may be working in the same area.

Should an employee be suspected of probable cause, they are brought to a secure room and company police are called.  Once the officer arrives they administer a breathalyzer to the individual.  Should this test show positive for alcohol, the individual is removed from duty and a formal hearing is  scheduled at which time the company seeks to dismiss the employee.  Now the employee can volunteer to enter treatment prior to the formal hearing, which in most cases will save their job.  Regardless of the breathalyzer reading, the employee is still mandated to have a urinalysis.  In the meantime the employee is suspended from duty until the results come back from the lab.

While Congresscritters may not create physical accidents because of their potential impairment, they have been granted by WE-THE-PEOPLE, trust that their actions are representative of the concerns and desires of those who elected them.  The accidents they may contribute to can potentially be as grave as any physical action,  it may be to the detriment of the entire country.  The position they hold is one of the greatest honors that can be bestowed on citizens of this country.  In fulfilling their position, WE-THE-PEOPLE demand they behave in a manner that displays their understanding of our granted trust.

Watch this “debate” on the Senate floor; the first order of business for both legislative branches at the start of the 2010 session, should be to institute probable cause testing which can be initiated by any 2 members of Congress when impaired behavior is suspected.   This shameful behavior by an elected official should NOT be condoned.  Members of Congress should be held to the same standards of conduct in performance of their duties as any citizen.

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Quick update:

Throughout the day I was thinking about this post and how Senator Baucus is 68 years old.  On the floor of the Senate Baucus is noticeably slurring his words, he is experiencing trouble formulating thoughts.. evidenced by his continued repeating of words or phrases.  I noticed this odd behavior and do not see him every day like his colleagues.  Baucus supports are saying he is suffering from exhaustion,  after lengthy work drafting and supporting the health care legislation. 

I cannot help but wonder why no one in the Senate, those who are with him each and every day, did not consider that he may have been having a stroke?  It seems odd that the Attending Physician of the United States was not called to check on his well-being. The Attending Physician is responsible for the medical welfare of the members of Congress and is on call 24/7.  So the question becomes.. are Senator Baucus’s colleagues so blind that they can see obvious impairment from a potential stroke or are they aware of his inebriation and do not want to further shame this Congress?  Ha.. like that is possible.

Democrats in Senate Feel Hinky About Cap and Trade

Posted by courage On December - 27 - 2009

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h/t to Tom Nelson

From Politico:

Bruised by the health care debate and worried about what 2010 will bring, moderate Senate Democrats are urging the White House to give up now on any effort to pass a cap-and-trade bill next year.

“I am communicating that in every way I know how,” says Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.), one of at least half a dozen Democrats who’ve told the White House or their own leaders that it’s time to jettison the centerpiece of their party’s plan to curb global warming.

Is that Senator Mary Landrieu, of the infamous, I’ve got my piece of pork and reminded constituents that early reports of the amount were wrong….

“I am not going to be defensive,” she declared. “And it’s not a $100 million fix. It’s a $300 million fix.”

Apparently she believes that prostituting for a higher price makes the endeavor worthwhile or perhaps she believes it then admirable?

Then we have the <cough> blue dog Dem Evan Bayh chiming in:

“We need to deal with the phenomena of global warming, but I think it’s very difficult in the kind of economic circumstances we have right now,” said Indiana Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh, who called passage of any economy-wide cap and trade “unlikely.”

Really Evan.. we need to deal with the phenomena of global warming? How about dealing with the misappropriation of funds used to finance the scientific data which ever day appears to be a larger scandal?    Before running off to have our electricity “skyrocket,”  why not take at look at how the scientist behind the global warming hysterics have manipulated data, prevented true scientific inquiry and have aligned themselves with corporations such as GE, to fleece the world?  Have no fear Mr. Bayh, Hoosiers like myself have been watching, your destination for 2010 is the unemployment line.  Maybe you should of held a town hall meeting back in the summer,  re-connected with the people who voted you in to office?  Naw that would make to much sense.. something you apparently  lack.

“Climate change in an election year has very poor prospects,” added Sen. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.). “I’ve told that to the leadership.”

Those Democrats sure are getting jumpy about their re-election prospects in 2010; gee, I wonder why?  Could it be they realize the people back home are none to happy with them?

Asked about cap-and-trade last week, Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said: “At this point I’d like to see a complete bill but we have to be realistic.”

Oh Dick.. why start being “realistic” now?  We both know  the polls you cite are based on skewed data…  you only use polls from those that donate to your campaign and then extrapolate the results to the entire state, shitster shyster!

“Any bill dealing with energy and climate change will have to be bipartisan to pass,” said Durbin. “Sen. Kerry assures me that there are other (Republicans) that he may have.”

But even among Republicans who believe global warming is a problem, few — if any — other than Graham support an economy-wide cap and trade system.

Ah Lindsey Graham, for the life of me I couldn’t figure out why you suddenly become vocal champion of the Cap and Trade legislation.  A little journey over to Open Secrets shows an interesting fact, your number 5 top campaign contributor, out of the 20 is (drum roll)…. Energy and Natural Resources.  Maybe that explains it.. maybe not, but I do not understand how you can support legislation based on plain old bad science.

I am glad the Democrats seem to be  backing away from this legislation, even if their justification is the 2010 elections.  The sad thing is that instead of understanding that the current hysterical warming mantra is flawed and then demanding new scientific inquiry be performed… they instead play politics.

I once heard the difference between a politician and statesman.  A politician is only concerned about their next election, while a statesman is concerned about the next generation.

What this vividly displays is these Congresspeople never had courage of conviction, it’s all about power and politics; they are without conscious.

Call to all Patriots;  it’s time to start writing your Senators and Congresspersons to voice opposition against a Universal Voter registration.  This legislation would involve the Federal government taking over from the  state, the criteria  used to register voters.  Every individual from every list the state possesses would automatically be placed on the voter rolls.  Now you may not think this problematic, yet the potential corruption in legislation like this could be MASSIVE.  If you thought Acorn was bad, just wait as those unconcerned, apathetic voters who have never voted suddenly through ghost votes find a voice.  Ghost votes that they never knew they cast, that were easily manipulated by corrupt forces in either party.  Currently less than 40% of eligible voters vote in major elections, which leaves a potential for 60% voter fraud.   Should this happen, wave our Republic .. good-bye.

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The entire Q & A session is interesting.

h/t Logistic Monster who found the original link for this series.  Additional clips from the conference can be found here.

For those who may not know Pat Caddell, he is a former adviser to President Carter and currently is distained by the Mao Liberal crowd.

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The Tea Parties are about something much bigger,
it’s about the American people knowing their country is in danger and reclaiming it.

Merry Christmas !

Posted by courage On December - 25 - 2009

From our home to yours…

May the season bring  joy, laughter and love to your heart and home.

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