Saturday, December 22, 2007

Yes, Polar Bears Are Yummy!


According to those who know, polar bear meat is great source of food. There are a few precautions, though. Don't eat it raw and it is best served in a soup or stew. Never give the liver to your dogs! I was going to add to Sean's rant on global warming, but I have too much information refuting it to sort through. Actually, there seemed to be more info on the net to refute it logically, than to support the concept in a rational manner. I have a rant building, big time, about the subject. Some day; not tonight. In the meantime, read what the US Senate stated in a report. I didn't see this in the MSM. A great tickler can be found, courtesy of sweetness-light, that presents a Newsweek article from April of 1975 about global cooling.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Bears are yummy, a Rant.

You know, its cold outside. Really, really cold outside. Okay, not as cold out as it is at my Parent's home in Minnesota, but its pretty darned cold.

So, this got me thinking. Mainly about polar bears and walruses. In a large part, about how a nice polar bear skin rug would keep my feet warm and how walrus skins would make a great waterproof jacket for sailing, not to mention attractive scrimshaw home decorations. And of course, this got me thinking about "global warming".

My initial thought on the whole "global warming" "debate" (the Goracle, after all, said the debate was over, and who are we to question our betters?) is just a little something I learned in science class, growing up by the shore of Lake Superior. You know, the lake that was actually carved more than a third of a mile deep into solid bedrock by a sheet of ice more than a mile thick?

Anyhow, I was thinking, that it has been only 3 million years since the last ice age, which geologically speaking, isn't that long. It's been only 10,000 years since the last glaciation period. Wouldn't that make this kind of a climatological "spring"? Aren't things due to get warmer? I mean, wasn't most of the earth, at one time, forested and jungled, and ice free? I mean, didn't even Antarctica once have forests on it?

Now, admittedly, I'm not a climatologist. But before you discredit all of my thoughts on this, I am an engineer. As an engineer, I get things right more often on a daily basis than any weatherman has in the history of mankind. That's not a bad track record, no?

Think on this: Why is it called "forecasting"? Even the name hearkens back to reading the entrails of an animal for signs of the future.

Anyhow, now that I've established why I feel I'm as qualified as any politically sponsored U.N. hack to talk on the subject, I continue.

Why, exactly, besides the desire of some wackos who think the continued existence of one of the only natural predators of humans is global warming such a big deal? Won't that create a lot more arable land? Won't previously un-inhabitable tracts of the globe become welcoming to humans? At the expense of what? A handful of bears, penguins and lichens? Big whoop de do. The same people who have the little Darwin bumper stickers on their car are now bitching that polar bears can't adapt? Huh. Survival of the fittest, eco-nut. Besides, they have them in zoos, and lately, its looking like we can clone them if we want more. If we want more of a 1,300 pound, 10 foot long apex predator running around.

Sea levels will rise you say? "So?" I respond. Having been in the navy for a large portion of my adult life, I can attest to the fact that most of the places that will be affected by this are well deserving of a flood. You won't be laughing at "fly-over country" when you have to move inland. Get off my lawn, hippie!

In the long run, though, I don't think we will need to worry about it for very long. It would appear that the climatologists in Iran and Israel will probably take care of it before too long. You "Millennials" or "Gen-Next'ers" might not remember this term, but a quick Google tell you all you need to know about the solution we invented for global warming in the twilight of the cold war: Nuclear Winter.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

From Tea and Crumpets to Hijabs and Sharia Law

In the news, the second most common name in Britain has become Mohammed. It seems that Britain, like the rest of Europe, is having an issue with the immigration of Muslims.




It may be to early to write the obituary for our cricket playing friends across the sea, but I have to express my concern.

I mean, look at the problems currently being experienced by France and Sweden, to name two countries in the advanced stages of this disease. They are shining examples of what will happen if you choose a path of concession and multiculturalism with your immigrants rather than encouraging them to assimilate to your culture.

You end up with riots and an increasing crime rate, a breakdown of the rule of law, and record unemployment.

So, what happened? England used to appear to me a friendly democracy, albiet, with their own spin on the system; a free country, reasonably taxed, and despite their occupation of Northern Ireland, I supported them and welcomed them heartily as our friends. Our future, I'm afraid, may be less than certain.

A day hasn't passed that I haven't read something in the news about the developing Nanny-State mentality in Britain. Of governmental bans on things for the citizens' "own good". Of police cameras and traffic charges. Of Englishmen leaving their country in record numbers.




These things concern me. I like the British. Like the Australians and the Canadians (America Lite, eh!), we share a common language, some common history, and some common ancestors. I feel a kind of kinship to them, naturally. Just like in prior wars, they are at the frontlines: this time in a war of cultures and moralities. Western Civilization vs. the Muhamedian Culture of Jihad.




If Britian falls, who next?




And I have to root for them. Anything else just wouldn't be cricket.

Wittism:



AlGoreithm (al-gor-ith-m), n.
Any method of calculation performed repeatedly until a desired result is produced. Selection or omission of "appropriate" data is to be expected.

Example: If the numbers or data does not prove that the current Earth warming cycle is man made then rerun the numbers from the scientists that agree with the theory until the desired "proof" is procured.




Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Even the Losers.......
















A Democrat pushes a resolution that celebrates the losers - now that is all to telling. I actually have tears in my eyes that it is so funny.

Lets pass one for the "insurgents" in Iraq - oh wait. That would require admiting that they are losing. How about we pass one for our men and women fighting....nope. That would pigeon hole us into the label of "not supporting our troops".

Oh well, Go Rockies! You are the best of the losers!

Congress congratulates Rockies
By Mike McPhee The Denver Post
Article Last Updated: 12/17/2007 01:42:05 PM MST

Congress passed a resolution this morning honoring the Colorado Rockies for winning the National League Championship and for reaching the World Series this season.
Rep. Mark Udall, D-Eldorado Springs, submitted the resolution in November, and it was passed today by voice vote.
"Winning House recognition for the champion of the National League is not as rewarding as it would have been to watch the Rockies win the World Series, but it shows that the Rockies won new fans," Udall said. "I hope this is a good omen for the new year ahead."
Mike McPhee: 303-954-1409 or mmcphee@denverpost.com
The full text of the resolution follows:
"Whereas on October 15, 2007, the Colorado Rockies completed a remarkable 21 out of 22 game-winning streak, with a 4-game sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks, and won the 2007 National League Championship series;
Whereas the Colorado Rockies then played in the franchise's first World Series against the Boston Red Sox;
Whereas the Colorado Rockies demonstrated remarkable team unity, as well as individual initiative and personal determination, and serve as a prime example of good sportsmanship;
Whereas the Colorado Rockies fans demonstrated their passion for their team, their love of baseball, and their character as some of the world's greatest baseball enthusiasts;
and
Whereas the city of Denver and the State of Colorado exhibited their ability to host a fantastic Major League Baseball post-season:
Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the House of Representatives congratulates the Colorado Rockies on winning the 2007 National League Championship and advancing to the 2007 World Series; the players, manager, coaches, support staff, ownership, and executives whose commitment to the game made this all possible; and the Boston Red Sox for their extraordinary success in winning the 2007 World Series; and directs the Enrolling Clerk of the House of Representatives to transmit an enrolled copy of this resolution to the 2007 Colorado Rockies and Boston Red Sox baseball teams; Colorado Rockies manager Clint Hurdle; and Colorado Baseball Partnership's chief executive officer and chairman Charlie Monfort.

Monday, December 17, 2007

..."I'm here to help." I have a Plan

Newsbusters.org provides a transcript of Hillary’s soft interview on Fox News Sunday that aired yesterday. Hillary said “...I just keep focused on my campaign about what I want to do to help people, the vision that I have for American and the plans that I've put out there, and what I would to do hit that ground running on the very first day.” Do I want a president that wants to help me? No! I want a president that will run the executive branch of the government, not try to regulate what are perceived wants/needs by presidential whims and nuances of reality. This is a part of a video that contains Hillary’s quote. These are really scary statements that may bring comfort for the weak, but not for the self-reliant. The preamble of the Constitution of the United States demands that, “We the people,” not “I the president.” President Ronald Regan, someone all future presidents should try to emulate stated, “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help." Something to think about.

Toy Recalls

For those of you doing your last minute Christmas shopping, I recommend avoiding the Island of Recalled Toys:

Free visits to sex clubs

Free visits to sex clubs.
Top Defense brASS had two trips to sex clubs in Amsterdam - the bill was picked up by a company dealing in military electronics.

Two people at management level in military electronics company Thales Norway invited two top Defense figures to Amsterdam's Red Light District in March 2003 in connection with the completion of a contract.

http://www.aftenposten.no/english/local/article2153421.ece


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In Related News: Hilary Clinton's Camp denies rumors that Bill has applied to the Norwegian Defense Ministry or as an AmbASSador...or god darn it anything to do with Norway and politics......