Thursday, March 22, 2007


Gore refusing to take a personal energy ethics pledge is a perfect example of what a poor leader he really is.

His personal home consumes 20 times more energy per year than the average US home. He hides behind carbon credits as his way of balancing his energy usage. Let's face it folks, carbon credits are as big a scam as donating a lot of money to the Catholic church to buy your way into heaven.

Gore asks us if we are ready to change the way we live? Who is making the sacrifice here? Gore wants to buy a pass with carbon credits which he pays for by money he makes off the Global Warming swindle! Doesn't anyone see through this veil of deception?

A good and strong leader sets an example by doing what he wants others to do. Gore wants to dictate change and then be exempt from it. Sounds like the creation of an elite class here and Gore is part of it and wants the lesser classes to have to bear the burden of the changes he wants to impose while he profits from these changes.

Sorry I am not buying it. I have to give credit to Sen. Inhofe for coming up with this pledge. This should have been a no-brainer for Gore to agree to if he really believed change was necessary.

Did anyone else catch the fact that Al Gore was allowed to submit his written testimoney to the GOP only 2 hours before he testified? Typically anyone who is going to testify needs to submit their written testimoney 48 hours before they testify. Dingle waived the requirement - if this Global Warming argument is so strong and foolproof why would they need to try to slide this through like this?

Also did you see one of the Democrats called Gore a prophet? Barbara Boxer said Gore has provided them hope?

image (AP)

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Using solar energy to keep homes cool

CNET has a great article today about a new solar powered A/C unit from SolCool. As they say in the CNET article this is an absolute no-brainer and I can't believe it has taken this long to reach the market.

These units need to be scaled to replace home A/C units as soon as possible. This unit could eliminate the electricity drain from air conditioning homes. It is the largest drain on our grid and this type of solution could really make a difference.

The unit even has battery backup and can run without sun from period of 12 to 24 hours depending on the battery size.
You can learn more about this at the CNET link above and the link to SolCool is: They have several interesting products and ideas. Here is the link that goes directly to the two-ton Hybrid SolCool platform:
image: SolCool

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Climate scientist sees cover-up

This being reported by The Washington Times today...

Wow! James Hansen a director at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies is claiming he was muzzled by the Bush administration about speaking out on Global Warming.

He is one of the scientists behind Al Gore and his alarmist approach to the problem. Mr. Hansen claims the Bush adminstration block his interview on NPR because it is a liberal slanted outlet. Mr. Hansen claims it was an oral threat made to a public affairs person and then relayed to him.

Let's take a look at some interesting facts about Mr. Hansen.

Ironically he had a tough time reconciling the fact that during this time period he had participated in over 1400 other interviews with the press although he claims he was controlled by the Bush administration.

He was paid $250,000 in form of a grant from the Heinz foundation (controlled by Teresa Heinz AKA John Kerry's wife).

He is also a senior advisor to Al Gore and was a consultant (paid I am sure) to Al Gore's outrageous Global Warming docudrama "An Inconvenient Truth".

The fact behind his interview being blocked has nothing to do with politics but because of Mr. Hansen's repeated violations of NASA's policies regarding interviews. Mr. Hansen did not deny violating the policy. So he is paid by NASA and when hired and by accepting a paycheck agrees to NASA's policies. He violates the policy and get himself blocked from the interview but he somehow wants to blame the Bush administration.

It seems the only inconvenient truth here is the fact that James Hansen looks to be bought and paid for by liberal wing of the democrats which are jumping on the Al Gore view of science and Global Warming. It looks more like a democratic cover-up not a Bush cover-up.

But then again this kind of logic is consistent with the logic applied to the science surrounding human made Global Warming.

Oh and by the way Mr. Hansen also stated that the White House is making strides in the environmental agenda and claims "It is a success story" and Bush should be given credit for it.

Go figure?

Researchers Question Validity Of A 'Global Temperature'

The Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen is analyzing the approach used to calculate a "single" average temperature and has come to the conclusion that basically it is impossible to assign a "single" average temperature to Earth.

That same "single" average temperature is what is being used to fuel the alarmists approach to the Global Warming argument. Bjarne Anderson explains that it is impossible because of the number of variables and complications that are connected to all the different areas of the globe.

He likens the scientific value of the "single" average temperature to that of taking the average of all the phone numbers from the phone book - it is an average, it is a single number but it is meaningless.

We need a lot more analysis and scientific study done to come to a reasonable conclusion on this issue. I find it very strange that scientists don't want their studies to come under peer review - isn't that what real science is all about? Scientists put forth their findings and other scientists work to replicate their efforts to validate it.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Tata planning to deliver compressed air car to market

This car is really amazing. The car runs on compressed air and can travel over 100 miles on a tankful. Only costs a few bucks to fill the tank as well. From what I understand the automobile will cost less than $10,000.

I hope Tata really delivers on this capability and it could turn the entire automobile industry upside down!

We need solutions like this! They could use some improved styling on the car but hey this is their first version!
Here is a link to another article at Gizmag:

Al Gore Challenged to International TV Debate on Global Warming

Now this is something I would like to see. Lord Mockton has challenged Al Gore to a public debate on the topic of Global Warming and the science behind Al Gore's agenda.

Here is an excerpt from the article announcing the public challenge:

Monckton, a former policy adviser to Margaret Thatcher during her years as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, said, "A careful study of the substantial corpus of peer-reviewed science reveals that Mr. Gore's film, An Inconvenient Truth, is a foofaraw of pseudo-science, exaggerations, and errors, now being peddled to innocent schoolchildren worldwide."

Remember Margaret Thatcher started the IPCC which is supporting Al Gore's position. I happen to agree with Lord Mockton and there are so many legitimate scientists finally speaking out against this.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Tenn. mine enriched Gore, scarred land

Article in the Tennessean today discussing how Al Gore profits from industry that exploits and damages the environment. Al Gore received land from his father that he has leased to a mining company and has received some $500,000 in royalty payments during the lease. How Gore Sr. received the land to begin with is very sketchy as well - another one of the great deals that people in power seem priviledged to have access to. I wonder why that is?

This story presented today has been talked about since 2000 but it is timely as it is right before Gore has to face a grilling on the Hill tomorrow morning.

Here is a link to one of the earlier stories in the WSJ.

Also on the Hill Gore will be facing off with Dingell and even though he is a staunch Democrat he has not taken to the Global Warming Cool-aid like the other drones. It will be interesting to see what questions are asked and how Gore will try spin the misinformation to answer them. Hopefully the media will have the conscience to relay the truth and not some politicized agenda.

As we learn that other planets like Mars, Jupiter and even far away worlds like Pluto are experiencing climate shift and change it is becoming clear that solar activity is the primary culprit behind Global Warming.

We need to get serious about the issue and do something tangible about it and move away from this new form of environmental extremism. Now that most of the globe agrees we need to be good stewards of our planet the environmental extremists need a new pony to ride and this is it - Man made Global Warming.

I personally would like to hear Al Gore's position on nuclear power plants as that is the quickest way to solve the majority of energy problems we face and will certainly move a long way to getting us off our foreign oil dependency.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Additional $20 billion in pork added to emergency WAR spending bill!

This stuff is enough to make anyone crazy. Bad enough we have spend an additional $100 billion for the war effort and then to add insult to injury with a 20% extortion fee to get it approved its just plain wrong!

Where is line item veto? Why can't we adopt a policy that specifies spending appropriation is allowed only for item directly related to the spending bill?
Take a look at the article and read what they are spending the money on!

Does anyone else out there here the big sucking sound when these get passed?

Guess we didn't get any good change with the recent election!

Chiquita to Pay $25M in Terror Case

It is being reported today that Chiquita Brands paid $1.7 million to a terrorist organization for protection in a volatile region of Colombia.

My question is: What would happen to any citizen that paid knowingly paid $1.7 million to a known terrorist organization?

A $25 million fine sounds like a lot but I think they stopped far short of what they should have done.

What kind of message is this? Hey go ahead and fund a terrorist organization and we will just fine you some more money!

Chiquita Brands should be banned from the United States for a year - or at least people should boycott their brand. No one should get away with any form of funding terrorist organizations - regardless of country or reason.

This is definitely one bad bunch of bananas and I hope they get crucified in the media!

Yellowstone Supervolcano Making Strange Rumblings

Fox News has an interesting article about the Supervolcano that exists under Yellowstone National Park. It continues to have significant activity which is raising concerns, however the Boffins don't think it will blow its' top anytime soon.

As I was reading the article some of the data that they have been tracking really jumped out at me.They measure the rate of rise or sink the floor of caldera experiences. Granted they only have 17 years of data but the data is still interesting nonetheless.

During 1987 until 1995 the floor sank 4.4 inches or an average of .55 inches per year for the time period.

I have not looked at all the specific data to see if the caldera flucuated between rising and sinking.

Then from 1995 until 2000 the northwest rim of the caldera rose approximiately 3 inches or an average of .6 inches per year for the time period.

From 2000 until 2003 the rim rose another 1.4 inches or an average of .46 inches per year for the time period. During this same time period the main floor of the caldera sank a little more than an inch.

Then the surprise. During 2004 to 2006 the main floor rose almost 7 inches or an average of 2.3 inches per year for the same time period. That is a 433% increase in movement activity as compared to the recorded data starting in 1987 averaged out.

Some of the data is in relation to the rim of the crater but having the main floor of the caldera changing with that much change would have me questioning - exactly what is going on here?

Sounds like a bulge is building and that eventually means a big eruption. History tells us this Supervolcano has had several massive eruptions in the past and it will happen again.

Now as compared to the Global Warming threat - I think this is a much more serious issue and definitely needs attention. This kind of disaster is in the category of an Asteroid killer and we need to get up to speed on how to deal with these real immediate life-changing scenarios.

This is something that is definitely going to happen and when it does happen we know for a fact what the consequences are. Global Warming for example is an important and serious topic but the changes will occur over years, probably hundreds, if not thousands but we will find ways to adapt and survive that situation.

A Supervolcano or Killer Asteroid could literally wipe out human existence in 6 months. Why isn't there more serious discussion or funding going into this? Take the asteroid scenario, NASA just announced they don't have the funds to deal with all the NEO (near earth objects) -are these topics less politically helpful?

Where is the alarmist support for this? When this blows - that's it for the good ole US of A!

Bottom line the politicians are behind Global Warming because they can effect change which garners additional global power and a lot of money.

I would suggest we need to wake up to many real threats that are definitively on our doorstep and not ones that are based on questionable science and an agenda of power mongering and profiteering!

(photo: AP)

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

New way to look at news on the web! - Another hot thing today!

Jonathan Harris has developed a unique and effective way to look at news and events from around the world (or universe as he likes to say) through his new search portal - UNIVERSE.

What is different is the way Jonathan has organized the information and connected the dots to every major noun involved in the story or event! There was a really cool music site that did this years ago and allowed you to traverse the "taxonomy" of the artist and where they derived their inspiration, etc. This will be very interesting to look at information and have a lot of the dots connected and displayed in a manageable and useful way.

The "past day" page link is going to be a popular destination for myself. I think this ushers in yet another perspective on how to look at everything happening around us.

This site has tremendous potential! Be Patient when you first access it - I am sure they are experiencing very heavy traffic.

This is hot!!! Verizon may soon realize the triple play with Fios!

Now this is hot! The new Verizon Fios video phone. Coupled with incredible Internet speed, on-demand interactive TV and a video phone. Verizon is close to realizing the triple play dream.

The new phone is coming soon and will certainly be at the top of the list for us. The phone integrates news feeds and lots of other information as well as a memo manager and calendar.

Contact lists, call logs and voice mail are all integrated as well.

Hopefully each handset can be individualized for calendar and contact lists. Also an in-house video intercom would be an excellent feature.

How soon before they hook it up to your mobile service so you can finally have one phone number and have an intelligent system that can find you (if you want).

Verizon is starting to get really exciting! Nice job - I have to admit I am becoming more and more impressed with Verizon over the last couple years they are really getting their act together.

Monday, March 12, 2007

NYTIMES Calls for Al Gore to Cool the Hype!

It starts right out with calling Gore's approach the "three alarm fire" approach.

This article is a must read.

I wish science would stick with scientists and ditch the politicians!

Global Warming Is Not a Crisis

Wow ABC is running an opinion today contrary to the politically correct agenda of alarmist Global Warming.

The opinion makes several good and valid points.

Bottom line we just don't have enough information to make a clear determination on this issue. Should we bend to the alarmist position and waste trillions of dollars on fighting something that might not be or invest in a battle that we have no chance of winning with current thinking.

Sun Blamed for Warming of Earth and Other Worlds

More evidence that the sun is the main cause of the global warming on Earth and other planets.

The article does a decent job of explaining a variety of different views on the issue and how the climate is changing on other planets as well.

Drudge is reporting today that the NY Times is going to run an explosive article claiming Al Gore's claims are exaggerated and really behind his political agenda.

What is interesting with a lot of these articles is the similarity to the Global Cooling articles during the 70's. It is such a shame that the Sheeple in this country have such a short memory.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

What happened with Godaddy today?

GoDaddy experienced a failure today with its' DNS services for websites and email hosting.

Their support site reported for hours that they were experiencing technical difficulties.

Their support call in line had a message stating that if you were having problems with your website and email that GoDaddy knew about it and was working on a solution.

Logging on to account maintenance produced many pages that came back "not found".

Of course Bob Parson's blog was still working and since he moderates his blog posts - don't expect any feedback from unhappy customers. Something about moderated reviewed blog posts just seem to take away from the whole concept!

Now the problem seems to be fixed but they were down for hours today. Was it a Daylight Savings glitch?

I sure hope they come out with a detailed status and do something for their customers.

*** UPDATE ***

Slashdot had this post. DNS is not something that should go down - EVER!

GoDaddy affected over 20 of my web resources today.

This is an official response from GoDaddy this evening:

This morning, March 11, some of our Go Daddy services came under significant and sustained distributed denial of service attacks resulting in intermittent disruptions of various services, including shared hosting and email.

Our Internet Security and Network teams immediately invoked counter-measures to respond to these large scale, sophisticated attacks.

After 4-5 hours of intermittent disruptions of various services this morning, including shared hosting and email, the attack was contained.

Our Internet Security and Network teams will continue to analyze and assess the nature of today's attacks and their characteristics to identify additional defense mechanisms that can be used in the ongoing efforts of Internet Security.

Go Daddy has made and will be continuing to make significant investments in our information security infrastructure to protect from these shifting types of attacks.

This in no way related to the switch to Daylight Savings Time, as some have speculated. With regard to DST, Go Daddy has been engaged in preparation and patching and worked closely with our vendors for some time leading up to the DST change. leading up to the DST change.

Neil Warner
Chief Information Security Officer
The Go Daddy Group, Inc.

posted on Slashdot thread reference above.

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Global Warming detected on Mars!

Michael Asher over at DailyTech has a good summary in his blog post about Global Warming. He brings together several different perspectives on the issue.

Bottom line: If Mars is experiencing Global Warming and there are no humans there - could it be possible that it is caused by other issues?

Take the time to review what he has posted he ask links to other information and an upcoming documentary.

Monday, March 5, 2007

One of the first prominent scientist promoting human caused Global Warming - NOW A SKEPTIC

The National Post in Canada has an article about Claude Allegre a French scientist who was one of the first promoting the idea of human caused Global Warming.

What is interesting is he publicly changed his position back in September but it never really hit the mainstream media - hey what's up with that? :)

He wrote an article about the natural causes behind Antarctica ice gain and Kilimanjaro's shrinking ice caps. Now if one of France's leading socialists can step out from behind the political agenda behind Global Warming - why can't everyone else?

We need serious and complete research performed on Global Warming and it is going to take many years before we really know anything.

Sunday, March 4, 2007

The Great Global Warming Swindle

Channel 4 in the U.K. is about to air a controversial but much needed documentary countering the politically correct view that man is the main cause behind global warming.

Now maybe some serious scientific discussion will ensue. Let's face it - we need to do a lot more research on this topic before trillions of dollars are committed and countless new laws are imposed.

It is my position that we just do not have enough information to make a solid assessment that man is to blame for climate change. I think people are more afraid to learn that it may NOT be man-made and we will not be able to adjust to a different existence than we are used to.

Also a recent article seems to document that Mars is facing similar temperature changes that we are - last I heard there weren't any people living on Mars affecting their climate change? Of course maybe all those man-made unmanned space vehicles visiting the planet could have caused it! :)

Another link to another summary of the Great Global Warming Swindle can be found here: