Thursday, November 26, 2009

Belly FULL

Blarg. Belly full. Pics later, maybe/.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Global Warming Fraud exposed

Everyone else is talking about this, e.g. The Smallest Minority, Aretae, Jerry Pournelle...

Details HERE

Apparently some hackers have liberated data and emails from Hadley Climate Centre, and it appears incontrovertible that the good folks pushing global warming have been, shall we say, faking the data and suppressing data that conflicts with their agenda.

Let me be perfectly clear: Anthropogenic Global Warming is a FRAUD . Always has been. Always will be.

Science deals with facts.

Fact - The majority of the observed global warming (which is slight) occurred in the early part of the 20th century, prior to WWII and global industrialization

Fact - accurate satellite data shows global cooling over the past 10 years, not warming.

Fact - There is 100% correlation between measured global mean temperature and the solar activity cycle.

Any single one of these indisputable facts completely falsifies the idea of AGW.

Folks believe in AGW with a religious fervor, not a scientific rational. There is also, of course, the ever present issue of federal funding.

Q: Why is everyone worried about "global warming"
A: You can't get federal funding to study "global cooling"

Notwithstanding the fact that historically speaking every single global warm period (all of which were warmer than now) was a time of relative prosperity, not economic decline. The height of the Roman Empire corresponded to the Roman Warm Period. The European Renaissance corresponded to another warm period, etc. Thus the whole "people are going to die" hysteria is 180 degrees off base. Warmer temperatures mean longer crop growing cycles and general property, not decline.

It is not surprising that the AGW supporters would fake the data; it would be inconceivable for them to do otherwise. But what do I know, I'm a Scientist, not a Gaia worshiping eco-terrorist kook.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Marks Guide to California

A friend of mine offhandedly mentioned maybe moving to Sacramento. Marks one sentence description of California:

California: where the Anarchists sound like Libertarians, the Libertarians sound like Republicans, the Republicans sound like Democrats and the Democrats sound like Leon Trotsky, and about the only saving grace is that the do not actually get all the government they pay for.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Songbook Updated

I went through and updated the .doc and .pdf versions of my songbook, which is now up to 72 songs, assuming I counted correctly.

If you are someone who should have a copy let me know.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Center Square

Today is Veterans day, aka Remembrance Day, aka Armistice Day.

Everyone else is posting a copy of In Flanders Fields. I shall therefore be different.

Center Square
by Martha Keller (1940)

Though every town has a marble stone
Or musketry for a monument,
Where are the names of the dead and gone?
Where is a sign of the way they went?

A list of name of a plaque of brass,
Or post, or pillar or palisade,
Are all that is left but a grave and grass
And a flag where even the colors fade.

We mark the center of every square
With a cannon ball or a nest of guns.
But where are the men who fired them? Where
Are They? And their sons? And their children's sons?

A sailor handling a coil of rope,
A horseman holding a saber high,
In any town, on a sunny slope,
Are all they now are remembered by.

When prayers are spoken, and tears are dried,
And grief give over, and hummocks heal-
What is there left of the men who died?
Sign and signature? Hand and seal.

Except in the habit of being free,
Except in the manner of life we know,
There's no reminder to hear or see
Of those determined to have it so.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Zwanzig Jahre

Twenty years. I wrote this ten years ago
I stripped out the chord notation since blogger has issues with multiple spaces.

"Hier ende die Frieheit".
That's what the graffito said.
Written on a wall that's rubble Now.
And thought that wall is history
The challenge still remains
For governments will do as we allow.

Remember when the president
Traveled to Berlin?.
And gave a speech, standing so proud and tall.
No one thought it'd come to pass
When he demanded of the East,
"Mr. Gorbachav, Tear Down this wall."

So many people died
Fighting for freedom's crown
And the world cheered when that wall came down at last
There's little left but memory
Some stones set in the street
Strange how quickly we forget the past.

And no wall lasts forever
Tyrants always fall
We're casting off out fetters
and tearing down the walls.

Heir ende die Frieheit
A message to the world
A chilling warning to us one and all
Though we cheer our victory,
We must not forget the past
Do not forget the words writ on the Wall.

Never forget the words writ on the Wall.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Take 'em down.

People in AZ are somewhat disgruntled about the photo-radar cameras. Since the polititions won't remove them... they're on the payroll duh.

There are three, count them three, separate initiative petitions being circulated right now.

One of them would outlaw the damn things altogether.
One of them would only allow them to ticket you if you were 20 over.
One would only allow them in School Zones.

I'm going for #1