Monthly Archives: February 2010

Global Warming Messiah Al Gore is Back

Former Vice President Al Gore is back. After the recent collapse of  the global warming deceit .  Al Gore is defending the global warming he is heavily invested in.

In a article in Sunday’s New York Times he defends the discredited philosophy.

I, for one, genuinely wish that the climate crisis were an illusion. But unfortunately, the reality of the danger we are courting has not been changed by the discovery of at least two mistakes in the thousands of pages of careful scientific work over the last 22 years by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. In fact, the crisis is still growing because we are continuing to dump 90 million tons of global-warming pollution every 24 hours into the atmosphere — as if it were an open sewer.

It is true that the climate panel published a flawed overestimate of the melting rate of debris-covered glaciers in the Himalayas, and used information about the Netherlands provided to it by the government, which was later found to be partly inaccurate. In addition, e-mail messages stolen from the University of East Anglia in Britain showed that scientists besieged by an onslaught of hostile, make-work demands from climate skeptics may not have adequately followed the requirements of the British freedom of information law.

But the scientific enterprise will never be completely free of mistakes. What is important is that the overwhelming consensus on global warming remains unchanged. It is also worth noting that the panel’s scientists — acting in good faith on the best information then available to them — probably underestimated the range of sea-level rise in this century, the speed with which the Arctic ice cap is disappearing and the speed with which some of the large glacial flows in Antarctica and Greenland are melting and racing to the sea…

…The heavy snowfalls this month have been used as fodder for ridicule by those who argue that global warming is a myth, yet scientists have long pointed out that warmer global temperatures have been increasing the rate of evaporation from the oceans, putting significantly more moisture into the atmosphere — thus causing heavier downfalls of both rain and snow in particular regions, including the Northeastern United States. Just as it’s important not to miss the forest for the trees, neither should we miss the climate for the snowstorm.

Here is what scientists have found is happening to our climate: man-made global-warming pollution traps heat from the sun and increases atmospheric temperatures. These pollutants — especially carbon dioxide — have been increasing rapidly with the growth in the burning of coal, oil, natural gas and forests, and temperatures have increased over the same period. Almost all of the ice-covered regions of the Earth are melting — and seas are rising. Hurricanes are predicted to grow stronger and more destructive, though their number is expected to decrease. Droughts are getting longer and deeper in many mid-continent regions, even as the severity of flooding increases. The seasonal predictability of rainfall and temperatures is being disrupted, posing serious threats to agriculture. The rate of species extinction is accelerating to dangerous levels.

This dispute the release the of the climate gate email admitting numbers being manipulated and left out of calculation. Missing documentation relation to the hockey stick graph that claims that global warming on the rise. Weather stations data was missing  from the IPCC report on the melting glaciers on the Himalayas will not disappear  in 2035 but three hundred years later. Also these reports were based on speculation and innuendo not science.

Gore blames his critics and Fox News(not by name for the problem of the lack of persuation on Global Warming.)

I have no respect for this man what a con-artist.

New York Times

Hat Tip:  Jim Hoft/ Gateway Pundit

JP Morgan Chase’s Dimon:Greece’s is Troubles Nothing Like California’s Woes

This week at a meeting with investors JP Morgan Case CEO Jamie Dimon said the Greek financial crisis  is nothing like the financial nightmare in California.

Dimon warns  “there could be contagion” if  California the largest state in the Union was unable to pay its debts. “Greece itself would not be an issue for this company, nor would any other country,” said Mr Dimon. “We don’t really foresee the European Union coming apart.”

Dimon says JP Morgan Chase has little involvement in the financial scandal that is rocking the European Union.

California  which has $20 billion deficit that Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger must  cut. The state legislature has passed $3 billion in budget cuts and other measures. California needs to cut $10 billion in the next 16 months. The state is looking for help from Washington to bailout the state of $7 billion.

State Controller John Chiang says if the state find a plan to raise revenue the state will need to issue IOU’s and force state workers to furloughs. In 2009 the state issues $3 billion IOU’s to the  tax payers refunds and other creditors.

“I can’t write checks without money; that’s against the law. My main goal is to keep the state afloat, but I won’t be able to do it without the help of new legislation,” said Mr Chiang.

The Telegraph

Governor David Patterson Changes His Mind: Will not Seek Re-election

Governor David Patterson New York State has decided to not seek re-election after an investigative report by the New York Times found that Patterson interfered in a case involving a member of his staff.

The governor made his announcement after calls from members of the New York Democratic Party leadership. A week earlier Patterson announced he was seeking re-election.

Patterson acknowledged the incident involved his aide David W. Johnson was a problem but it won’t interfere with his duties as Governor.

“There are times in politics when you have to know not to strive for service, but to step back, and that moment has come for me,” Mr. Paterson during a press conference.

At the press conference Patterson took an oath  stating he didn’t abuse power of Governor.

“I have never abused my office, not now, not ever,” said Mr. Paterson, his wife, Michelle Paige Paterson, by his side.

“I believe that when the facts are reviewed, the truth will prevail,” he added.

This comes on heels of investigation by New York Attorney General ( and presumptive Democrat gubernatorial candidate) Andrew  Cuomo.

Earlier this week The New York Times investigation that Governor’s office got involved in an issue between Johnson and  girlfriend. Johnson assaulted the girlfriend on Halloween.

The woman received a restrain order against Johnson but New York State Police harassed her to drop the case against Johnson court documents show. The woman says The Governor  himself called a day before she was to return to court for a final restraining Johnson. The victim never show in court and the case against Johnson was dropped. She did not want here name revealed fearing retaliation.

The New York Times has the rest of the story.

Breaking News:8.8 Magnitude Earthquake

Breaking News a 8.8 magnitude earthquake struck near Concepcion, Chile very early Saturday morning. The temblor hit a 3:34 am Local time, a70 miles northeast away from Concepcion.

Government officials say six people are confirmed dead. CNN is reporting that Chilean officials says a major bridge is out of use. This bridge is a major route between Northern and Southern Chile.

There is a Tsunami warning for Chile, Peru, Ecuador and Columbia. A tsunami watch for  Panama and Costa Rica.

CNN has the latest

Obama and Congress Have a Meeting of the Minds at Health Care Summit

Both sides presented their case on Thursday during the Health Care at Blair House in Washington.  Neither side gave ground in today negotiations. There little agreement.

The seven and half meeting shows that there is a wide gulf between Democrats and Republicans. Bipartisan compromise  is impossible.

President Obama  rejected republican calls to scrap the current bill.We cannot have another yearlong debate about this,” Obama declared. “I’m not sure we can bridge the gap..”

The president plan piggybacks on the senate plan which will
provide health care for 31 million people.

The president said he would pass the legislation without the republicans votes.

Republican Rep. Eric Cantor agrees with the president about the need for the reform health care. “We have a very difficult gap to bridge here.” But differences remain on how. “We just can’t afford this,” he said of the $1 trillion, 10-year proposal. “That’s the ultimate problem.”

AP via Yahoo News has the rest of the story.

UK’S Stafford Hospital Another Sore Spot For the NHS Trust

In just a few hours as US President Barack Obama meet with leaders from the Republicans and Democrats in congress at Blair House in Washington,DC health care summit.

Across the pond in United Kingdom a new black eye as a damaging report critical of National Health Service Trust Mid-Staffordshire hospital Where patients have been left for dead and starving.As hospital management was focusing on cost cutting measure while disregarding safety and patients well-being.

Investigations found that patients did not receive adequate care:

The inquiry found that:

• Patients were left unwashed in their own filth for up to a month as nurses ignored their requests to use the toilet or change their sheets;

• Four members of one family. including a new-born baby girl. died within 18 months after of blunders at the hospital;

•  Medics discharged patients hastily out of fear they risked being sacked for delaying;

•  Wards were left filthy with blood, discarded needles and used dressings while bullying managers made whistleblowers too frightened to come forward.

The report says between 400-1200 patients between 2005 and 2008 died needlessly.

Doctors, nurses and staffers did not face disciplinary actions. NHS Trust leaders rewarded and promoted.

United Kingdom Health Secretary Andy Burnham accepted the independent quality control report by Robert Francis,QC. The Francis Report found the sick and dying ‘routinely neglected’ and the patients were routinely subjected t

“inhumane treatment”, “Bullying”, “abuse” and “rudeness”

But Burnham says “no excuses” for lack of treatment and failures of the system.Doctors and nurses are now being investigated  by the General Medical Council and Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Burnham said,“We must end the situation where a senior NHS manager who has failed in one job can simply move to another elsewhere,” he added. “This is not acceptable to the public and not conducive to promoting accountability and high professional standards.”

Critics of the NHS report called it a white wash. and called for a full public investigation.

Julie Bailey of the watchdog group “Cure The NHS” was not satisfied with the findings.

“It is time that the public were told the truth about the very large number of excess deaths in NHS care and the very large number of avoidable but deadly errors that occur every day.”

Daily Mail

The Times of London

Two Students Shot During School Shooting in Suburban Denver

A school shooting at a Littleton Junior High School injured two students.Just After 3 Mountain time as kids were let out at Deer Creek a man with .33 rifle went on a shooting spree hitting a seventh grader and eight grader.

Deer Creek Middle School in unincorporated Littleton just a few miles from the Columbine High School shooting where two students killed teachers and students in a rampage which rocked a nation in April 1999.

The gunman identified as 32-year-old Bruco Strong Eagle Eastwood of Littleton taken down by a teacher and two Jefferson County school district bus drivers. Jefferson County Sheriff Deputies have Eastwood in custody in the Jefferson County Jail.

The heroic teacher Dr. David Benke who teaches seventh-grade math and a former college basketball player slammed Eastwood to the ground by two bus drivers including Steve Potter also held the shooter down.

“He looked like he was looking around for somebody to shoot,” Steve Potter, a bus driver, told 7NEWS.

Benke wife  Sandra told KUSA’s “9 News” gave her reaction about her husband’ s courageous action today.

“I’m not surprised that David would tackle somebody like that. He’s 6’5″ and he knows how to handle himself. He dearly loves his students. They’re like an extended portion of his family. But I was really, really worried and glad to hear that he was OK,” she said.

Mrs.Benke said her husband call her after the shooting incident. “He wanted me to know, first of all that he was OK. That there’d been a shooting at the school and that he’d had to tackle the gunman and before he was able to get the gunman down he got a shot off and shot one of the students,” she said.

Jefferson County Schools, Deer Creek Middle  gave KMGH a mini bio on Dr. Benke including a having someone pointing a gun at him when he was a door to door bible salesman in Virginia. In 1996 Dr. Benke was a finalist for  Colorado teacher of year.

There’s a Facebook page entitled Dr. Benke is a Hero earlier today but it since been taken down.

Witness were in shock with shooting.  The witnesses describe what happened.

Seventh grader Anna Stolle describes what happened to KMGH “7News” Stolle was out in front of the school when Eastwood was shooting.

“He had a rifle,” Stolle said. “I saw him walking with the rifle. He took his rifle and shot a kid. I took off running, and he shot again. I was really scared.

She thought the man was a high school student. She didn’t recognize him.

“I was just like completely shocked and scared,” Stolle said. “I didn’t want to get hurt, and I didn’t want anyone else to get hurt.”

Another student Steven Seagraves tells KCNC’s “CBS 4 News” that the gunman asked the kids: “Do you guys go to this school?” When the students said they did, he shot them, Seagraves said.

Jefferson County Sheriffs spokeswomen Jacki Kelley said the two students  has been taken area hospitals. They are identified as 14-year-old Matthew Theiu he was in critical condition and taken to Littleton Adventist Hospital. The seventh grader identified as 13-year-old Regan Webber of Littleton. Webber is in good condition at Littleton Adventist. Theiu was down graded to serious condition and taken to The Children Hospital in Denver.

Deer Creek placed lock down mode. The students were taken by bus to nearby Stony Creek Elementary school in Littleton. Stony Creek also in lock down mode. Parents of Deer Creek Middle  needed to pick up their kids at Stony Creek.

Athletic activities were canceled for day. School’s closed on Wednesday for students of Deer Creek and Stony Creek. Counseling will be made available at Stony Creek starting at 7 a.m. Parents need to contact Jefferson County School District at www.jeffcopublicschools.org or call 303-982-6600.

KMGH-TV/HD “7 News”

KCNC-TV/HD “CBS4 News”

KUSA-TV/ HD “9 NEWS”

Consumer Confidence down for to a Ten Month low

If department stores One Day Sales don’t grab your attention. Car manufacturers Year-End clearance do not lure in to showroom noting will. The Conference Board released is report on consumer attitudes and it’s a downer. Consumer confidence is down to 46.o % for February  a ten month low. This is comes a revised January of 56.%

There was a forecast by Reuters of consumer confidence of 55.6

“Concerns about current business conditions and the job market pushed the Present Situation Index down to its lowest level in 27 years,” said Lynn Franco, director of The Conference Board Consumer Research Center.

“Consumers also remain extremely pessimistic about their income prospects,” Franco added.

CNBC has more.

President Obama unveils $1 Trillion Heal Care Overhaul GOP Denunces

President Obama unveil his ten-year One Trillion health care bill. The bill spells out health insurance industry can or disapprove premium increases. Setting the stage  for meeting a with the Republican.

The bill would insure up to 31 million Americans. The bill is missing a government option.

The bill must all American to get health insurance. Also the bill mandates coverage of all pre-existing claims.

One way to pay for the plan is a tax on High price health insurance plan the wealthy and major labor unions.  The tax scaled down back to the unions satisfaction.

Republicans  for their part don’t like the president’s bill. House minority leader Rep. John Boehner says the President is doubling-down on a failure t.hat the American People Rejected

“The President has crippled the credibility of this week’s summit by proposing the same massive government takeover of health care based on a partisan bill the American people have already rejected.  This new Democrats-only backroom deal doubles down on the same failed approach that will drive up premiums, destroy jobs, raise taxes, and slash Medicare benefits.

“This week’s summit clearly has all the makings of a Democratic infomercial for continuing on a partisan course that relies on more backroom deals and parliamentary tricks to circumvent the will of the American people and jam through a massive government takeover of health care.

“The best way to protect families and small businesses in this time of economic uncertainty is to start over with a step-by-step approach to health care reform focused on lowering costs, and that’s exactly what Republicans are fighting for.  The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office has confirmed that the Republican bill reduces premiums for families and small businesses by up to 10 percent.  The Republican bill reduces premiums by implementing common-sense reforms such as allowing Americans to purchase insurance across state lines.  Despite their rhetoric to the contrary, none of the Democrats’ proposals – including the President’s – provides this much-needed reform in a manner that can actually be effective.

“Republicans are also standing with the American people by calling for health care reform to protect human life and not use taxpayer money to fund abortion.  The Republican bill would codify the Hyde Amendment and prohibit all authorized and appropriated federal funds from being used to pay for abortion, which the President’s proposal would allow.  Pro-life Democrats in the House have already pledged to vote against this provision.  Health care reform should be an opportunity to protect human life – not end it – and the American people

AP via My Way News

US House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH)


New US Senator Brown Vote for Democrats Job Bill

Newly elected Senator Scott Brown(R-MA) sign major legislation with Jobs Bill. The bill cost $15 billion the includes jobs for Highway construction and tax credits for employers.

Brown and four Republican senators joined 55 democrats and two independents to vote for the bill. The procedural vote sets the foundation for final passage of the bill.

Brown acknowledged the bill  is not perfect but it was need people back to work.

“I hope my vote today is a strong step toward restoring bipartisanship in Washington,” he said in a statement.

The bill included tax credit for employers to hire unemployment and funding for highway projects.

Reuters