• Pragerisms

    For a more comprehensive list of Pragerisms visit
    Dennis Prager Wisdom.

    • "The left is far more interested in gaining power than in creating wealth."
    • "Without wisdom, goodness is worthless."
    • "I prefer clarity to agreement."
    • "First tell the truth, then state your opinion."
    • "Being on the Left means never having to say you're sorry."
    • "If you don't fight evil, you fight gobal warming."
    • "There are things that are so dumb, you have to learn them."
  • Liberalism’s Seven Deadly Sins

    • Sexism
    • Intolerance
    • Xenophobia
    • Racism
    • Islamophobia
    • Bigotry
    • Homophobia

    A liberal need only accuse you of one of the above in order to end all discussion and excuse himself from further elucidation of his position.

  • Glenn’s Reading List for Die-Hard Pragerites

    • Bolton, John - Surrender is not an Option
    • Bruce, Tammy - The Thought Police; The New American Revolution; The Death of Right and Wrong
    • Charen, Mona - DoGooders:How Liberals Hurt Those They Claim to Help
    • Coulter, Ann - If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans; Slander
    • Dalrymple, Theodore - In Praise of Prejudice; Our Culture, What's Left of It
    • Doyle, William - Inside the Oval Office
    • Elder, Larry - Stupid Black Men: How to Play the Race Card--and Lose
    • Frankl, Victor - Man's Search for Meaning
    • Flynn, Daniel - Intellectual Morons
    • Fund, John - Stealing Elections
    • Friedman, George - America's Secret War
    • Goldberg, Bernard - Bias; Arrogance
    • Goldberg, Jonah - Liberal Fascism
    • Herson, James - Tales from the Left Coast
    • Horowitz, David - Left Illusions; The Professors
    • Klein, Edward - The Truth about Hillary
    • Mnookin, Seth - Hard News: Twenty-one Brutal Months at The New York Times and How They Changed the American Media
    • Morris, Dick - Because He Could; Rewriting History
    • O'Beirne, Kate - Women Who Make the World Worse
    • Olson, Barbara - The Final Days: The Last, Desperate Abuses of Power by the Clinton White House
    • O'Neill, John - Unfit For Command
    • Piereson, James - Camelot and the Cultural Revolution: How the Assassination of John F. Kennedy Shattered American Liberalism
    • Prager, Dennis - Think A Second Time
    • Sharansky, Natan - The Case for Democracy
    • Stein, Ben - Can America Survive? The Rage of the Left, the Truth, and What to Do About It
    • Steyn, Mark - America Alone
    • Stephanopolous, George - All Too Human
    • Thomas, Clarence - My Grandfather's Son
    • Timmerman, Kenneth - Shadow Warriors
    • Williams, Juan - Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America--and What We Can Do About It
    • Wright, Lawrence - The Looming Tower

Your Taxes to Fund Climate Change “Music”

 

$697,177 for a ‘Climate-Change Musical’: You Call That Science?

Research is often a wise investment of tax dollars—but agencies also fund ridiculous boondoggles.

Research is the lifeblood of technological innovation, which drives economic growth and keeps America competitive. Government-funded scientific research runs the gamut from studies of basic physical and biological processes to the development of applications to meet immediate needs. Unfortunately, the definition of what constitutes “science” has gradually expanded to include sociology, economics and woo-woo “alternative medicine.” Much of the spending on these disciplines by the nation’s two major funders of nonmilitary research, the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, is systematically shortchanging taxpayers.

The NSF, whose mission is to ensure U.S. leadership in areas of science and technology that are essential to economic growth and national security, frequently funds politically correct but low-value research projects. A few doozies include the veiling-fashion industry in Turkey, Viking textiles in Iceland, the “social impacts” of tourism in the northern tip of Norway, and whether hunger causes couples to fight (using the number of pins stuck in voodoo dolls as a measure of aggressive feelings). Research funding in the geosciences, including climate change, is certainly legitimate, but not when it goes to ludicrous boondoggles such as a climate-change musical that cost $697,177 to produce.

The primary culprit is the NSF’s Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences, known as SBE. Underlying its ability to dispense grants is the wrongheaded notion that social-science projects such as a study of animal depictions in National Geographic and a climate change musical are as important as research to identify early markers for Alzheimer’s disease or pancreatic cancer.

In January President Obama signed the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act, which accomplished little with respect to setting funding priorities other than endorsing the only two criteria NSF had previously used to evaluate grant applications—the “intellectual merit” of the proposal and its “broader impacts” on society. The bill’s lead proponent, House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith, had wanted to include a “national interest” criterion defined by several factors including improving economic competitiveness, health, national security, the STEM workforce and scientific literacy.

In the end the national interest standard was retained, but only to provide examples of how grant applicants can satisfy NSF’s “broader impacts” requirement. In other words, SBE will continue funding marginal research by social scientists—what a former NSF official characterized as “the inmates running the asylum.”

As for the NIH, most of its budget—currently about $32 billion, with another $2 billion in the just-approved omnibus spending bill—goes to fund grant proposals from researchers all over the country. The proposals are not judged by their merits across all disciplines, but are divided by categories of research—cancer, aging, eye, etc. But one institute that is the brainchild of politicians—the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (formerly the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine)—on average does far-less-significant work than the others, but receives a significant amount of grant funding.

NCCIH’s stated mission is “to define, through rigorous scientific investigation, the usefulness and safety of complementary and integrative health interventions and their roles in improving health and health care.” But “complementary and integrative” often means implausible and poorly designed, because peer review at this institute permits the funding of such projects.

One study supported by the center found that cranberry juice cocktail was no better than a placebo at preventing recurring urinary-tract infections. Other supported studies include “Long-Term Chamomile Therapy of Generalized Anxiety Disorder,” “The Use of Narrative in Public Health Research and Practice” and “Restorative Yoga for Therapy of the Metabolic Syndrome.”

The more credible studies in research fields funded by NCCIH could be administered more effectively by other NIH components, such as the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke or the National Institute of Mental Health, where they would undergo more rigorous peer review.

In 2016, NIH could afford to fund fewer than 20% of the investigator-initiated research grant proposals it received. That NCCIH is still allowed to spend $124 million annually is an affront to the NIH-funded researchers who are at the cutting edge of their disciplines and face increasing difficulty getting federal funding for studies that rank highly on scientific merit.

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has projected that China will overtake the U.S. in research and development spending by around 2019. If the U.S. is to remain competitive in medical and scientific innovation we must increase overall spending—and also be more discerning about the nation’s research priorities. A good first step would be for the scientific community to demand that politicians forego political correctness and prioritize funding for research that is in America’s best interest.

Dr. Miller, a physician and molecular biologist, is a fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. He was founding director of the Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Biotechnology.

Appeared in the May. 13, 2017, print edition.

“Scientists” Rally for Climate Control!

LEFT-WING MASHUP   by David Rothbard  at CFACT:

Saturday’s “March for Science” dramatically illustrated that “science” is the last thing the global warming movement is about.

Yesterday I shared some of what I saw at the march.

Take a look at the classic collection of radical codswallop Marc Morano exposed over at Climate Depot.

Every politically correct, Left-wing fad of the moment was on display – all presented in the name of “science.”  It quickly became clear these marchers have no idea what science and its methods entail.  What they call “science” is nothing more than a rhetorical tactic designed to cut off thinking, debate, and free choice.  In short, “shut up and meet our demands.”

CFACT student leaders from George Washington University brought along a video camera and went on a search for people with an understanding of science at the march.  They posted their video to YouTube.

This coming Saturday is the “People’s Climate March” where those assembled will drop their scientific pretext still further and go all-in for the tired yet somehow again dangerous rhetoric of socialism. 

If the radicals in our streets have anything to teach us, it is that our society needs to remember what genuine science is all about.  We need a crash course in history even more.

Paris Climate Treaty? JUST SAY “NO” and “Never”!

PRESIDENT TRUMP SHOULD RUN, NOT WALK, AWAY FROM THE PARIS CLIMATE TREATY

by Joseph Bash  at The Federalist:

The Paris Climate Treaty is a heat-seeking missile aimed solely at American jobs that will do nothing to reduce global warming. Why would we deploy it?

“Top officials in the Trump administration apparently are debating whether to withdraw from the Paris Climate Treaty, an agreement negotiated in the waning years of the Obama administration that would commit the United States to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 26 to 28 percent relative to 2005 levels by the year 2025.

The Heartland Institute has been studying climate change for nearly two decades. Our advice to the Trump administration is simple: Run, don’t walk, away from the Paris Climate Treaty! Here are our reasons for this recommendation. Sources for our statements are readily found here and here…….”   Please continue to learn more about the climate treaty fraud by clicking below:

There Is No Scientific Basis for the Paris Climate Treaty

http://thefederalist.com/2017/04/18/president-trump-run-not-walk-away-paris-climate-treaty/

CFACT: President Trump Ends ObamaWar on Coal

Trump’s energy E.O.Glenn,

President Trump signed an executive order yesterday at EPA headquarters that begins the process of reforming President Obama’s global warming policy and ends the war on coal.

The executive order takes aim at Obama EPA’s Orwellian-named “Clean Power Plan” and also reopens some federal lands for energy production.

You can read President Trump’s full energy executive order and his full remarks at CFACT.org.

While this is encouraging news for American coal miners and those who get their electricity from existing coal plants, changing federal rules is a drawn-out process that will take months – and in some cases years. This order simply gets the process started.

In the meantime, this policy shift will assuredly not go unchallenged. Extremist environmental pressure groups are already chomping at the bit to take this latest executive action to court.

Their argument, though wrong-headed, is straightforward and simple: Because carbon dioxide is still considered a “pollutant” – courtesy of the EPA’s endangerment finding – government still has an obligation to curb it to protect public health. This, in addition to the fact the UN has garnered international support for global CO2 reductions, courtesy of the Paris accord, will likely score points with liberal justices.

That’s why it is crucial two other policy changes also be made to effectively reverse the damage caused by Obama’s global warming alarmist actions:

  1. Overturn the endangerment finding.
  2. Pull out of the Paris Agreement and end U.S. participation in UN climate negotiations.

America needs abundant, affordable energy to maintain domestic prosperity and for our industry to compete. Our competitors are not encumbering themselves by gutting their use of fossil fuels.

India is currently betting its economic growth on new coal power, Germany and Japan are investing heavily in coal as they (foolishly) move away from nuclear, with wind and solar too inefficient to fill the gap.  China continues to bring a coal plant on line every week.

The President’s decision was a good one for U.S. workers, consumers and even for the environment. Let’s keep the pressure on until a bright energy future for America is assured.
For nature and people too,
from Craig Rucker, Executive Director, CFACT

 

Corruption and the Global Warming Gangsters

NASA AND NOAA

by David Rothbard

David Rothbard is President and Co-Founder of the Committee For a Constructive Tomorrow, an international  watchdog group reviewing the dishonest practices by Leftist  politicians and groups such as B. Obama and kin, selling the public falsehoods that Carbon Dioxide is poison about to become a world wide killer of all human living matter and more, and conservative Americans are causing  this inevitable disaster.

“Data tampering?

Independent scientists have long suspected government researchers at NASA and NOAA have been fiddling with temperature data to exaggerate global warming.

It appears they’re making “assumptions” and “adjusting” the data to suit their narrative; namely cooling the past and warming the present.

Confirmation of this data tampering may now be at hand.

The Daily Mail reports that a “whistleblower, Dr. John Bates, a top NOAA scientist with an impeccable reputation, has shown them irrefutable evidence that an important paper that played an influential role in the Paris agreement was based on misleading, ‘unverified’ data.”

Real world measurements have long shown there has been no meaningful advance in global warming since 1998. Warming campaigners have been trying desperately to explain away this global warming “pause.”

Dr. Judith Curry reports that among the suspect practices in use are “adjusting” reliable ocean buoy data to conform to unreliable data from passing ships, altering the temperature reported by land-based weather stations, and assuming temperatures where no thermometers exist at all. NOAA rushed out a controversial temperature report timed to influence world leaders at the UN’s Paris climate summit.

The Mail reports, “NOAA’s 2015 ‘Pausebuster’ paper was based on two new temperature sets of data – one containing measurements of temperatures at the planet’s surface on land, the other at the surface of the seas.”

“Both datasets were flawed. This newspaper has learned that NOAA has now decided that the sea dataset will have to be replaced and substantially revised just 18 months after it was issued, because it used unreliable methods which overstated the speed of warming. The revised data will show both lower temperatures and a slower rate in the recent warming trend.”

“The land temperature dataset used by the study was afflicted by devastating bugs in its software that rendered its findings ‘unstable.’”

CFACT’s Marc Morano exposed NOAA’s “Pausebuster” report in 2015.

Research continually shows the climate computer models the entire global warming campaign is predicated upon to be terribly unreliable.

In science, researchers adjust their conclusions to fit the data. They must never adjust the data to fit a preferred conclusion – no matter how much taxpayer funding hinges on that conclusion.

President Trump should order a full independent audit of NASA and NOAA’s climate data and practices.

Sound policy decisions about the climate cannot be made if we cannot trust the scientific data we rely upon.”

More Scandal Rocks the Climate “Change” White Man Made

CLIMATE “SCIENCE” ROCKED BY ANOTHER SCANDAL

by John Hinderaker   at PowerLine:

A just-retired scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has blown the whistle on a scandal of epic proportions involving fake news ginned up by climate “scientists.” Dr. John Bates, who until the end of 2016 was one of NOAA’s top scientists, told the story to the Daily Mail:

The Mail on Sunday today reveals astonishing evidence that the organisation that is the world’s leading source of climate data rushed to publish a landmark paper that exaggerated global warming and was timed to influence the historic Paris Agreement on climate change.

A high-level whistleblower has told this newspaper that America’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) breached its own rules on scientific integrity when it published the sensational but flawed report, aimed at making the maximum possible impact on world leaders including Barack Obama and David Cameron at the UN climate conference in Paris in 2015.

The report claimed that the ‘pause’ or ‘slowdown’ in global warming in the period since 1998 – revealed by UN scientists in 2013 – never existed, and that world temperatures had been rising faster than scientists expected. Launched by NOAA with a public relations fanfare, it was splashed across the world’s media, and cited repeatedly by politicians and policy makers.

But the whistleblower, Dr John Bates, a top NOAA scientist with an impeccable reputation, has shown The Mail on Sunday irrefutable evidence that the paper was based on misleading, ‘unverified’ data.

NOAA violated its own rules by publishing the report without subjecting it to required verification procedures–procedures that were designed by Dr. Bates himself.

His vehement objections to the publication of the faulty data were overridden by his NOAA superiors in what he describes as a ‘blatant attempt to intensify the impact’ of what became known as the Pausebuster paper.

Of all the “fake news” stories that emerged in the last two years, this is undoubtedly the most important. More:

NOAA’s 2015 ‘Pausebuster’ paper was based on two new temperature sets of data – one containing measurements of temperatures at the planet’s surface on land, the other at the surface of the seas.

Both datasets were flawed. This newspaper has learnt that NOAA has now decided that the sea dataset will have to be replaced and substantially revised just 18 months after it was issued, because it used unreliable methods which overstated the speed of warming. The revised data will show both lower temperatures and a slower rate in the recent warming trend.

The land temperature dataset used by the study was afflicted by devastating bugs in its software that rendered its findings ‘unstable’.

This is just one of the tricks the NOAA “scientists” employed to exaggerate warming:

The sea dataset used by Thomas Karl and his colleagues – known as Extended Reconstructed Sea Surface Temperatures version 4, or ERSSTv4, tripled the warming trend over the sea during the years 2000 to 2014 from just 0.036C per decade – as stated in version 3 – to 0.099C per decade. Individual measurements in some parts of the globe had increased by about 0.1C and this resulted in the dramatic increase of the overall global trend published by the Pausebuster paper. But Dr Bates said this increase in temperatures was achieved by dubious means. Its key error was an upwards ‘adjustment’ of readings from fixed and floating buoys, which are generally reliable, to bring them into line with readings from a much more doubtful source – water taken in by ships. This, Dr Bates explained, has long been known to be questionable: ships are themselves sources of heat, readings will vary from ship to ship, and the depth of water intake will vary according to how heavily a ship is laden – so affecting temperature readings.

Dr Bates said: ‘They had good data from buoys. And they threw it out and “corrected” it by using the bad data from ships. You never change good data to agree with bad, but that’s what they did – so as to make it look as if the sea was warmer.’

The Earth’s surface temperature record has been so hopelessly corrupted by “adjustments” made for political purposes by NOAA and other agencies that it likely can never be accurately reconstructed. This is a great loss to science. The Mail story suggests that evidence may have been destroyed to cover the tracks of NOAA’s activists:

Then came the final bombshell. Dr Bates said: ‘I learned that the computer used to process the software had suffered a complete failure.’

The reason for the failure is unknown, but it means the Pausebuster paper can never be replicated or verified by other scientists.

Sounds like they borrowed the computer from the IRS.

NOAA is a rogue, politicized agency, like so many others. It has defied a Congressional committee’s subpoena, and apparently lied to the committee:

NOAA not only failed, but it effectively mounted a cover-up when challenged over its data. After the paper was published, the US House of Representatives Science Committee launched an inquiry into its Pausebuster claims. NOAA refused to comply with subpoenas demanding internal emails from the committee chairman, the Texas Republican Lamar Smith, and falsely claimed that no one had raised concerns about the paper internally.

Heads need to roll. Donald Trump has his work cut out for him, to put it mildly.

Al Gore, the MasterFrauder of Climate Change, Doesn’t Mention Death by Cold is Earthlings’ Fate!!

Some day our Blessed Earth will become absent of life.   This is known by honest folks in the trade of seeking Truth.

And then there is a Barack here, and an Al Gore there, and American haters everywhere to sell the story the Earth is heating up, the result of the inventions of the  white male of West in his drive to make dollars.

This line of Global Warming  is the religion of the day worshiped by college feminists and street Black Racists and the Democrat Party  which funds their lies.  It is also the religion of the United Nations and  a major fable sold by the Islamic firsts over all.

Tens of thousands of countless coherent throughout the world have been financed by the United Nations and leftists of Uncle Same to sell the fraud that  global warming  as it is developing  upon our Earth,is lethal to all living matter, that it has been  caused by the white male who invented matter such as autos, locomotives, air craft carriers, rockets,  and heated structures in winter with coal and gas, and by  humans and other living matter required to  exhale carbon dioxide and die and decay.

These Gorites, nearly all leftist fanatics,  are banking upon an illiterate world to remain illiterate forever in order to increase their own wealth and earthly status until with death they do part…..to lay happy in their decay exuding CO2.

Mother Earth has been herself by solid shape…. for about 4.8 billion years.   Then there came water…and  eventually all hell broke loose….with wind and rock, and eventually dinosaurs and mankind.   She cools and warms in the short term century as well.  Wind currents change their paths causing cooling here, perhaps warming there.   She was  lot warmer before mankind, and has been cooling  in a long more recent term….

And eventually, it is expected  she will cool and cool and cool as her  Morning Sun no longer is able to “arrive”.

Carbon Dioxide is sold as a poison by knownothings in the Al Gorite world.  Auto emissions cause carbon dioxide….so do you and I, when  alive.  Yet, it is as vital to Earth’s living matter  as oxygen.      Before man and his kind’s development,   CO2 was more than 100 times more dense at Earth’s surface than it is today….as recent as the peak of  dinosaur world  67,000,000 years ago.   Why?   What causes the balancing act between Oxygen and CO2?    (I learned it in 1948 from Miss Marie Hart  in high school General Science at St Paul Central public school.)   Teachers were learned then.

Minnesota was colder when my parents lived in the area 100 years ago than it is today.  I was born in the 1930s when coal  and wood  warmed our houses in the Twin Cities winters.

Gorites rely on our American Leftist  ignorance exploding  from universities, colleges and school, made popular to force the population to be made equally illiterate.

Billions of dollars are made available each year to bribe Gorite leftists at government, university, college, and school to sell their political wars.  The more stupid the population, the easier it is to control and therefore make equal the male and female.

Please learn all you can about con-artist, Al Gore and his con-alikes.

https://pjmedia.com/video/al-gore-dodged-a-question-about-why-his-10-year-warning-was-an-inconvenient-falsehood/