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I'm 50 years old and a retired Navy Submarine sailor. I am a voracious reader and an astute observer of the human condition. I'm a half-assed renaissance man, I do many things somewhat well. I can tell a joke, write a poem, play a guitar, sing a song. God is a mighty and pervasive influence in my life. I tend toward irritability with fools and I've noticed that I've become more of a curmudgeon with each passing year. In other words, I love humanity in our abstract whole, it's people I can't stand.

  • Should we spend a trillion dollars on "Global warming" when, in fact, the earth is cooling?

    Global warming has stopped!

    Recent scientific studies may make 2007 go down in history as the "tipping point" of man-made global warming fears. A progression of peer-reviewed studies have been published which serve to debunk the United Nations on climate change.

    Paleoclimate scientist Bob Carter, who has testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works (LINK), noted in a June 18, 2007 essay that global warming has stopped.

    “The accepted global average temperature statistics used by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change show that no ground-based warming has occurred since 1998. Oddly, this eight-year-long temperature stasis has occurred despite an increase over the same period of 15 parts per million (or 4 per cent) in atmospheric CO2. Second, lower atmosphere satellite-based temperature measurements, if corrected for non-greenhouse influences such as El Nino events and large volcanic eruptions, show little if any global warming since 1979, a period over which atmospheric CO2 has increased by 55 ppm (17 %),” (LINK)

    In August 2007, the UK Met Office was finally forced to concede the obvious: global warming has stopped. (LINK) The UK Met Office acknowledged the flat lining of global temperatures, but in an apparent attempt to keep stoking man-made climate alarm, the Met Office is now promoting more unproven dire computer model projections of the future. They now claim climate computer models predict “global warming will begin in earnest in 2009” because greenhouse emissions will then overtake natural climate variability.

    Southern Hemisphere is COOLING

    UN scientist Dr. Madhav L. Khandekar, a retired Environment Canada scientist and an expert IPCC reviewer in 2007, explained on August 6, 2007 that the Southern Hemisphere is cooling. “In the Southern Hemisphere, the land-area mean temperature has slowly but surely declined in the last few years. The city of Buenos Aires in Argentina received several centimeters of snowfall in early July, and the last time it snowed in Buenos Aires was in 1918! Most of Australia experienced one of its coldest months of June this year. Several other locations in the Southern Hemisphere have experienced lower temperatures in the last few years. Further, the sea surface temperatures over world oceans are slowly declining since mid-1998, according to a recent world-wide analysis of ocean surface temperatures," Dr. Khandekar explained. (LINK)

    Meteorologist Joseph Conklin, who launched the skeptical website www.ClimatePolice.com in 2007, recently declared the “global warming movement [is] falling apart.”

    “A few months ago, a study came out that demonstrated global temperatures have leveled off. But instead of possibly admitting that this whole global warming thing is a farce, a group of British scientists concluded that the real global warming won’t start until 2009,” Conklin wrote in an August 10, 2007 blog post on his website. (LINK)

    Climate models made by unlicensed 'software engineers'

    But the credibility of these computer model predictions took a significant hit in June 2007 when Dr. Jim Renwick, a top UN IPCC scientist, admitted that climate models do not account for half the variability in nature and thus are not reliable. "Half of the variability in the climate system is not predictable, so we don’t expect to do terrifically well," Renwick conceded. (LINK)

    Another high-profile UN IPCC lead author, Dr. Kevin Trenberth, recently echoed Renwick’s sentiments about climate models by referring to them as “story lines.”

    “In fact there are no predictions by IPCC at all. And there never have been. The IPCC instead proffers ‘what if’ projections of future climate that correspond to certain emissions scenarios,” Trenberth wrote in journal Nature’s blog on June 4, 2007. He also admitted that the climate models have major shortcomings because “they do not consider many things like the recovery of the ozone layer, for instance, or observed trends in forcing agents. There is no estimate, even probabilistically, as to the likelihood of any emissions scenario and no best guess." (LINK)

    IPCC reviewer and climate researcher Dr Vincent Gray, of New Zealand, an expert reviewer on every single draft of the IPCC reports going back to 1990 and author of The Greenhouse Delusion: A Critique of "Climate Change 2001," declared “The claims of the IPCC are dangerous unscientific nonsense” in an April 10, 2007 article. (LINK)

    “All [UN IPCC does] is make ‘projections’ and ‘estimates’. No climate model has ever been properly tested, which is what ‘validation’ means, and their ‘projections’ are nothing more than the opinions of ‘experts’ with a conflict of interest, because they are paid to produce the models. There is no actual scientific evidence for all these ‘projections’ and ‘estimates,'” Gray noted.

    In addtion, meteorologist Dr. Hendrik Tennekes, a scientific pioneer in the development of numerical weather prediction and former director of research at The Netherlands' Royal National Meteorological Institute, recently compared scientists who promote computer models predicting future climate doom to unlicensed “software engineers."

    "I am of the opinion that most scientists engaged in the design, development, and tuning of climate models are in fact software engineers. They are unlicensed, hence unqualified to sell their products to society," Tennekes wrote on February 28, 2007. (LINK)

    Should we spend a trillion dollars on "Global warming" when, in fact, the earth is cooling?

    22 AnswersGlobal Warming1 decade ago
  • Deleted again by the facists that run this joint, or a target of the sneaky Belgians? It's only opinion people

    Question: Dude... Why do Belgians obsess over US politics?

    Question Details: And then troll and report those that don't agree with them?

    Deleted Answer: They resent the fact that we have saved their sorry asses from tyrants and totalitarian governments numerous times. They resent the fact that their best and brightest flee for America when given the opportunity so they may reach their true potential. They realise that if the best and brightest are gone, they (those remaining) are required to work beyond their limited ability to keep their welfare state afloat. They resent the fact that despite their political posturing, America continues to provide for their military defence, proving that we stand by allies no matter how hypocritical they become. They resent the fact that first America, and now Asian economies are rendering their feeble failed socialist experiment more irrelevant yearly. They are impotent and they know it.

    EDIT: this actually applies to much of the EU.

    20 AnswersPolitics1 decade ago
  • Is the election of Sarkozy in France a ray of hope or an aberration?

    Does this signal a possible end to the long slide into economic and social irrelevence the Europeans and specifically the French find themselves on?

    7 AnswersElections1 decade ago
  • My first violation notice for an answer, what do you think?

    Question: Why do you need a christian name to play baseball in the bigs?

    Question Details: Are you crazy? Thanks for two points

    Deleted Answer: Are you crazy? Thanks for two points

    5 AnswersPolls & Surveys1 decade ago
  • Do you like my new poem? Companion pieces, which is better?

    I see who you are, I'll not look away,

    in the valley of shadow you reject light of day.

    Soulless and exiled from God's saving grace,

    it was Jesus who taught us, there's one human race.

    Saddle my coal black mount, sharpen my blade,

    I'll shout from the hilltop, "you're vile and depraved".

    Egypt and great Babylon would exalt in your crimes,

    but you'll die in the web you spin, here in our times.

    Vengence is mine, so sayeth the Lord,

    but I'll usurp heaven if you hide from the throne.

    I'll cross raging rivers, I'll freeze in the night,

    if you threaten my babies, be they black or if white.

    Salvations' a dream to you, in this I trust,

    I prophisize this for you: Gods will is just.

    Those that you've murdered will hear your last groan,

    when hell's dogs are loosed to gnaw on your bones.

    IPoetry Minions,Read this for comment please?

    I see who you are,

    your mouth covered with scars

    Run if you must,

    you'll not get very far

    Whom do you trust?

    With your heart full of lust,

    your hate is your doom

    and your fate will be just

    You were spun on hell's loom,

    cast from your own mother's womb.

    Don't bother asking why

    when we spit on your tomb.

    I hope when you die,

    that no one will cry.

    Heaven's gate will be barred

    while you tell your race lie

    1 AnswerPoetry1 decade ago
  • Poetry Minions, the companion dark piece in support of DFA.?

    I see who you are, I'll not look away,

    in the valley of shadow you reject light of day.

    Soulless and exiled from God's saving grace,

    it was Jesus who taught us, there's one human race.

    Saddle my coal black mount, sharpen my blade,

    I'll shout from the hilltop, "you're vile and depraved".

    Egypt and great Babylon would exalt in your crimes,

    but you'll die in the web you spin, here in our times.

    Vengence is mine, so sayeth the Lord,

    but I'll usurp heaven if you hide from the throne.

    I'll cross raging rivers, I'll freeze in the night,

    if you threaten my babies, be they black or if white.

    Salvations' a dream to you, in this I trust,

    I prophisize this for you: Gods will is just.

    Those that you've murdered will hear your last groan,

    when hell's dogs are loosed to gnaw on your bones.

    4 AnswersPoetry1 decade ago
  • Poetry Minions,Read this for comment please?

    I see who you are,

    your mouth covered with scars

    Run if you must,

    you'll not get very far

    Whom do you trust?

    With your heart full of lust,

    your hate is your doom

    and your fate will be just

    You were spun on hell's loom,

    cast from your own mother's womb.

    Don't bother asking why

    when we spit on your tomb.

    I hope when you die,

    that no one will cry.

    Heaven's gate will be barred

    while you tell your race lie.

    13 AnswersPoetry1 decade ago
  • Challenge 2 from Major E, re-post with change for clarity.Alliteration and rhyme?

    Persuing you on my proud pale mount,

    charging, I claim the crashing sea.

    Yonder you flee o'er wild wind and wave

    to the shore of sunny Tuscany.

    Weeping you wail "Why not follow me?"

    "Hard roads have held you in their sway"

    "I gather my golden gift for you,

    and hide it on Heaven's hills away"

    Forsake forever your love for me,

    I'll not know your noble heart.

    I've betrayed my buxom wife with babies three,

    and I rue God's reckoning wrath.

    1 AnswerPoetry1 decade ago
  • Major English exercise #2, verse with alliteration and rhyme?

    Persuing you on my proud pale mount,

    charging, I claim the crashing sea.

    Yonder you flee o'er wild wind and wave

    to the shore of sunny Tuscany.

    Weeping you wail "Why not follow me?"

    "Hard roads have held you in their sway"

    "I gather my golden gift for you,

    and hide it on Heaven's hills away"

    Forsake forever your love for me,

    I'll not know your noble heart.

    I've betrayed a buxom wife and babies three,

    and I rue God's reckoning wrath.

    4 AnswersPoetry1 decade ago
  • Does my dog think he's better than me because he doesn't have to wear pants, or is there another reason?

    Back from my exile lobbying for marsupial rights. Nasty little wombats. What did I miss?

    11 AnswersDogs1 decade ago
  • New song/poem, what do you think, re-post for more answers?

    I wake and go to work in my everyday world

    dreamin' of another life on a far off golden shore.

    I check the skies and close my eyes

    and wonder, is today the day

    that I'll taste the wind and feel the steel

    roll beneath my feet ?,

    I'll be the Colossus of Roads

    Comin' home I'm hot and tired

    the boss been on my case.

    I'll crack a beer and wonder how

    did I end up in this place.

    They say that life's a tragedy if you know how to feel,

    I say- I was the Colossus of Roads

    I'm gonna fire up my big chrome horse

    and aim her toward the setting sun.

    Across the prairies and through the towns

    dusty with American dreams,

    I'll tell the story that hasn't been told

    I am the Colossus of Roads.

    3 AnswersPoetry1 decade ago
  • TD how do you like this one?

    I wake and go to work in my everyday world

    dreamin' of another life on a far off golden shore.

    I check the skies and close my eyes

    and wonder, is today the day?

    That I'll taste the wind and feel the steel

    roll beneath my feet,

    I'll be the Colossus of Roads

    Comin' home I'm hot and tired

    the boss been on my case.

    I'll crack a beer and wonder how

    did I end up in this place.

    They say that life's a tragedy if you know how to feel,

    I say- I was the Colossus of Roads

    I'm gonna fire up my big chrome horse

    and aim her toward the setting sun.

    Across the praries and through the towns

    dusty with American dreams,

    I'll tell the story that hasn't been told

    I am the Colossus of Roads.

    3 AnswersPoetry1 decade ago