Gore Lies To The World – Again!

28 02 2010

Why can’t we get Al Gore to just shut up? Please allow me this bit of entertainment, because it sure as hell ain’t Science. From what we know now, it never was. My edits are in Red

Gio- 

We Can’t Wish Away Climate Change

By AL GORE
Published: February 27, 2010

These two people just completed reading what Al Gore put together for the un-educated and brain-dead followers of Global Warming!

It would be an enormous relief if the recent attacks* on the science of global warming actually indicated that we do not face an unimaginable calamity requiring large-scale, preventive measures to protect human civilization as we know it. *Attacks on science? If you tell the truth about those that tell lies about Science, you can count on Al Gore accusing you of attacking Science. What an asshole! 

Of course, we would still need to deal with the national security risks of our growing dependence on a global oil market dominated by dwindling reserves in the most unstable region of the world, and the economic risks of sending hundreds of billions of dollars a year overseas in return for that oil. That’s an easy fix… we simply allow for exploration and drilling of new oil finds onshore and offshore, right here in the good old USof A! And we would still trail China in the race to develop smart grids, fast trains, solar power, wind, geothermal and other renewable sources of energy — the most important sources of new jobs in the 21st century. Wrong! Spain is one of the few European countries that went all out on creating a “Green economy”. What they did had disastrous effects. For every Green Job created, 2.2 jobs in the old marketplace were lost. Spain now has an un-employment rate of over 19%.  Al Gore can’t explain that away. 

But what a burden would be lifted! We would no longer have to worry that our grandchildren would one day look back on us as a criminal generation that had selfishly and blithely ignored clear warnings that their fate was in our hands. We could instead celebrate the naysayers who had doggedly persisted in proving that every major National Academy of Sciences report on climate change had simply made a huge mistake. Dear Mr. Albert Gore, you sir are a piece of garbage, overflowing with a replacement of horse-shit for brains. If I ever meet you in person I will demand an apology from you for slandering me and a few million others just like me. I hope and pray that your energy credit business comes crashing down around you and you get sued by every single person you lied to so they would invest in your bullshit company. I also want to see your dumbass in jail, and soon!

Complete story here…. (if you can stand it)http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/28/opinion/28gore.html?hp

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Instead of looking to a greedy progressive liar for the truth about Human Caused Global Warming, I would like to strongly suggest 2 sites that can give you the facts without all the lies and made-up numbers.

http://wattsupwiththat.com/ and www.ClimateDepot.com. These are two of the best sites I have found that can give you the truth without all the made-up hysteria. Al Gore hates these guys!

Gio-





Coffee Party

28 02 2010
A big h/t goes out to long-time GiovanniWorld member Will, for being the first to warn me know about this new Progressive organization. They call themselves The Coffee Party.
 
What a laugh. Progressives don’t like the idea that most of America is rejecting the spiked Kool-Aid the progressives are drinking. They didn’t especially like the idea of Tea-Parties organizing and becoming a force for good Conservative, Constitution based ideals. So what’s a lefty Progressive to do? Well, first they try to laugh at and demean the people who call themselves Tea-Partiers. When that doesn’t work they try to sell the idea that Tea-Partiers are Green colored Aliens from another planet, and we do not come in peace. That didn’t work either because people now know there’s nothing to fear from Tea-Partiers, or the values they represent. Almost forgot… progressives also use the words “bigot” and “racist” and connecting them to Tea-Partiers, but like everything else they tried, it didn’t work. Are there racists in this country? Sure there are, but they DO NOT represent the Tea-Parties in any way, and Tea-Partiers do everything they can to distance themselves from the few idiots still left in this country that promote hatred.
 
With all that failing to minimize the Tea-Party movement, that left the progressives with not much else to do. Until… some mis-guided youngster thought it would be a good idea to fight fire with fire by starting their own ‘movement’ organization. They call themselves the “Coffee Party”. C’mon people can’t you do any better than that? At least we chose a real American historical event with real meaning to it, to name ourselves after. Progressives should have tried to tie the name of their group to some event that would relate to their purpose. Hell, it’s their little group, I guess they can call it what they want… morons.
I went to their website last night and poked around for a few minutes. It didn’t take long for me to realize that the Coffee Party is a joke. They may take themselves very serious, but there is no way that I can.
Below is a tweet I copied from their site. They evidently tried to have meetings around the country last night to get their organization off the ground. If Lee’s tweet is any indication, we have nothing to fear…
 
leejunhurr Got back from a #coffeeparty meeting. Just a bunch of hippie bullshit. America, I am disappoint. #coffeepartyfail about 1 hour ago reply
 
Now check out a poll they had on their site. Job creation was only 16%, un-freakin-believable. Enjoy…
 
In your opinion, what is the most urgent issue?
Immigration
2%
Healthcare
65%
Climate Change
7%
Job Creation
16%
Bank Regulations
5%
Fair Elections
5%
Total votes: 414
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Long live the Tea-Party!
Gio-




Our Failing President

28 02 2010

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Everything Obama did and said during a sham of the Health Care Summit, only served to weaken his position as the President of the United States of America. I definitely got the feeling that Obama wanted to use this little show and tell to ONLY ADVANCE HIS POSITIONS, not to actually find common ground, as he kept suggesting. To get a real sense of what I’m talking about you would have to watch almost all 7.5 hours of the summit. And then you would have to ignore about 85% of whatever the media writes about the outcome. Even the piece below can’t help but defend the President as if he’s on their payroll. Newsflash people, you may not know it, but you have been on his payroll for about 2 years now.  

Gio-

Obama the petulant leader

AP- Of all the hats President Obama tried on at Thursday’s seven-and-a-half-hour health care summit, it appeared the one he was most comfortable wearing was that of the prickly professor. 

In between playing the roles of moderator and deal-maker, the president took several opportunities to dress down his classroom of Republican critics. Through a series of awkward clashes between him and the Republicans, the summit may have served more to portray Republicans as intransigents intent on stonewalling a bill no matter what, than it served to pave the way for a compromise. 

Democrats hit that message in the aftermath. 

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday that the summit made clear Republicans “were accepting of the status quo.” 

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called Obama “the most patient man in the world” for putting up with the day-long session. 

While Democrats said the White House and Congress may incorporate GOP ideas in their health care package in light of the summit, there were few signs that any Republican minds were changed. Hours of debate with the president appeared to leave GOP participants embittered.  

Most memorable was a brief argument between Obama and Sen. John McCain, his Republican rival in the 2008 presidential campaign. Obama scolded McCain after the Arizona senator spent several minutes complaining that the health reform process has not been transparent and suggesting that the “change” they both campaigned on has not been realized in Washington.  

“Let me just make this point, John, because we’re not campaigning anymore,” Obama said. “The election’s over.”  

McCain said he was well aware of that fact.  

Asked about the exchange Friday, McCain told Fox News he doesn’t think the president meant any disrespect, but he suggested Obama was intentionally trying to avoid the issue of transparency.  

“I think the president of the United States was probably trying to in a way not directly respond to what clearly was a campaign promise,” McCain said. “But I wasn’t talking about the campaign — what I was talking about is the sleazy deals … that went on in this process.”  

Obama also gave House Minority Whip Eric Cantor a stern talking-to when he noticed that the Virginia Republican had stacked the more than 2,000-page bill in front of him while he griped that patients would not be able to maintain the same level of coverage under the Democrats’ plan.  

Obama briefly addressed the coverage point and then turned to the stacked health care bill.  

“You know, when we do props like this, you stack it up and you repeat 2,400 pages, et cetera — the truth of the matter is that health care is very complicated. And we can try to pretend that it’s not, but it is,” Obama said. “These are the kind of political things we do that prevent us from actually having a conversation.”  

The president again had choice words for Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., after the senator said individual premiums will rise if the Senate bill passes.  

Alexander was correct insofar as the Congressional Budget Office estimates individual policy premiums would be 10 to 13 percent higher by 2016 than premiums under current policy. But his comments ignored the fact that subsidies would be available to defray the increases.  

The president, however, told Alexander he was flat-out wrong — that his claim was “not factually accurate.”  WRONG!

 One of the testier moments of the health care summit was revealing in several ways, but mostly because it helped make clear why the public is so turned off to the whole health care reform debate. Even simple things get extraordinarily complicated.Congressional Budget Office report everyone is citing can clear things up.

The moment in question involved what should be a seemingly straightforward point of fact. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., at one point said that the Senate reform plan would raise premiums for people buying insurance in the individual market.

Not so, said President Obama: “It’s estimated by the Congressional Budget Office that the plan we put forward would lower costs in the individual market for the average person … by between 14 and 20 percent.”

To which Alexander said: “The Congressional Budget Office report says that premiums will rise in the individual market as a result of the Senate bill.”

To which Obama then responded: “Let me respond to what you just said Lamar, because it’s not factually accurate. Here’s what the Congressional Budget Office says. The costs for families for the same type of coverage as they’re currently receiving would go down 14 to 20 percent. What the Congressional Budget Office says is that because now they’ve got a better deal, because policies are cheaper, they may choose to buy better coverage than they have right now, and that might be 10 to 13 percent more expensive than the bad insurance that they had previously.”

How’s that again? Because insurance is now cheaper, families who can barely afford coverage at today’s rates will respond by buying more expensive policies?

Well, maybe the

Here’s what that report actually says (on page 6): some changes in the law would cut premiums by a combined amount of 14 to 20 percent. So Obama is right there.

But the report also found that those savings would be more than offset, mainly by requirements in the Senate bill that force insurers to provide more generous, and more expensive, benefits.

The net effect of all these changes is that “the average premium per person” in the individual market “would be about 10 to 13 percent higher in 2016 than the average premium … in that same year under current law.”

In other words, premiums would go up, just like Alexander said.

Now it may be the case that these people are grateful for the extra insurance benefits and don’t mind forking over the extra premiums. But that’s different from saying that the higher costs result from people choosing to spend more on insurance, as Obama suggested.


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He noted that family coverage would go down in price. For those premiums that rise, Obama clarified, they would be for “better coverage” than the “bad insurance” people currently have.  

The president also laid down the law when he explained that he spoke longer than everyone else “because I’m the president,” and when he concluded that if Republicans won’t join him, then “we’ve got to go ahead.”  

While Republicans walked out saying they had not been won over, Obama’s Democratic colleagues praised him for holding the summit — and for enduring it.  

“The most patient man in the world is Barack Obama,” Reid said. “He sat through that and listened to everything and was so patient and responsive. It was a issue-oriented meeting. The president let everybody talk and talk and talk.”





Privacy Not In America

26 02 2010

A big h/t goes out to ‘Doc’s Wife’ for turning me on to this… by Kyle-Anne Shiver . Mrs. Shiver writes for BigGovernment.com

Hidden Healthcare Reform Objective: Feds Want to Know Your Number

Imagine, if you will, that you are living in a changed America, or in President Obama’s words, an America that begged “re-making.”  In this now-changed America, hope is in big government and her closest ally, big science.

Now imagine that you and your spouse give birth to a child in this brave, new America, in a hospital linked by law to the federal citizens database.  Immediately upon your child’s birth, a hospital clerk assigns your newborn with a “Unique Health Identifier” (UHI), a specially coded number, which is then put into a national electronic database, along with your newborn’s fingerprints and any other identifiers the bureaucrats in D.C. have demanded.

Sex.  Weight.  Length.  Race. APGAR score.  Health appraisal at birth, including any disfigurements or handicaps, identifying traits or birthmarks, and DNA markers.   Information about the child’s parents, such as names, age, race, number of prior pregnancies, number of prior births, number of prior abortions, education attained, occupations, finger prints and criminal records, if any, are also stored.  Almost anything can be included in the database for future government needs, whatever those might be.

Imagine that all constitutional safeguards for an individual’s privacy are deemed to have been complied with, when compiling this database, because healthcare is an interstate activity that the Feds can regulate and government access to the information improves the “general welfare.”  Imagine that it is even required that your newborn, before leaving the hospital, be fitted with a surgically implanted microchip, the way babies are now, in many states, required to be vaccinated and blood-typed.  The implanted microchip can then be accessed with a scanner by anyone who has a scanning device, with or without parental consent.

Imagine an America where your Unique Health Identifier (UHI) is required for every access to a nationally controlled healthcare system.  Imagine an America, where you must give your UHI, via a scan of your surgically implanted biochip, to pick up your prescription at the pharmacy and even when you buy over the counter medications.  The number could eventually be required to purchase alcohol and tobacco products, perhaps even to track quantities of bakery goods, chocolates, trans-fats, beef, and even birth control products — or anything else the nanny bureaucrats decide to monitor.

Sound farfetched?  Like a plot from a conspiracy-theory movie?  Like something from a sci-fi novel?

Think again.

The plans to make these very things a reality right here in America are being made in this administration, under the leadership of the president’s science guru, John Holdren.

For the past several months, I have been working with an appointed member of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), the sub-committee on health and technology.  My contact on the health and technology sub-committee was privy to conversations, which when related to me, literally caused shivers down my spine.

Every single detail in my opening paragraphs of this article were actually discussed in this committee and seen as a good for the future of American society.  Only a scientifically controlled populace, according to these gurus of population and health control, can survive.  These scientists see their mission as one of absolute control over even the most private aspects of human life.

Not since the aftermath of WWII — when the ends of the scientific-progressive state were revealed to the world in vivid pictures of the Nazi death camps — have progressives dared to raise their heads in America to such a degree as they are now, under the leadership of Obama’s science guru, John Holdren.  Holdren, early in his career, declared himself a Malthusian scientist and has, regretfully, never recanted, nor substantially altered his worldview.  In Holdren’s mind, as revealed in confirmation testimony, only his numbers have been off in the past, not his conclusions on the necessity of scientific control as a societal good.

Unfortunately, some of the groundwork for Holdren’s scientist-controlled America was lain in the 1996 passage of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).  Part of HIPAA legislation was the requirement for the development of the Unique Health Identifier (UHI) for individuals.  As detailed by this White Paper by Department of Health and Human Services:

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) outlines a process to achieve uniform national health data standards and health information privacy in the United States. Enacted with the widespread support of the industry and bipartisan support in the Congress, the law requires that the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) adopt standards to support the electronic exchange of a variety of administrative and financial health care transactions.

In 2003, privacy rules were enacted that purportedly protect the individual’s right to healthcare confidentiality.  However, a provision of these privacy rules includes a powerful, blanket waiver, which can be used at the discrimination of a “Privacy Board,” acting under HHS.  All privacy rules can be disregarded for research or other “necessary” purpose:

If the covered entity receives appropriate documentation that an IRB or Privacy Board has granted a waiver or an alteration of the Authorization requirement

In other words, American citizens will continue to have the right to privacy and confidentiality between themselves and their healthcare providers, if and only if, the Department of Health and Human Services deems that right justified.  If, on the other hand, the HHS deems the open availability of an individual’s or groups of individuals’ healthcare information to be necessary to the “general welfare,” then a waiver will be granted without the citizen’s consent or even his knowledge.  And this is perfectly legal.

Making something legal, of course, does not make that thing moral or ethical.

A scientist, like John Holdren, along with the support of PCAST and its sub-committee on health and technology, would seem to be nudging Americans towards sublimating their individual needs to the collective, especially in terms of population control and the various side issues, like preventing the births of those they deem unsuitable for their brave new America.

According to my source on the health and technology sub-committee, ultimate biological control of the population is the end goal of the federal healthcare initiative, now being force-fed by the president and the Democratic Party congressional leaders.

Members of this sub-committee were even heard discussing how women’s menstrual periods could be state monitored.  How people’s defecation might be monitored and used to detect broad health concerns through electronic toilet management systems.  How sexual habits could be state-monitored by managing the sale of all birth-control technology through the use of the UHI.

Insanity seems too mild a word to describe the kind of mind that would want to create this sort of world.  These people make Dr. Frankenstein seem like a child playing tiddlywinks in his backyard playpen.

Yet, without passage of one of the current healthcare bills, which provide for the creation of the federal bureaucracies that will be tasked with numbering the whole populace, controlling which medical therapies are given to chosen citizens, and the completion of the electronic medical records system, all of these brave-new-America visions for control will be stymied and postponed indefinitely.

Perhaps this explains why President Obama and his Party are willing to commit political suicide for the passage of this particular healthcare overhaul.  Without it, they may fail in their grand plan to “re-make” America according to their scientific-state, progressive delusions.

With it, nothing else may matter.

Knowledge is power, said Frances Bacon.

And the knowledge of every detail of an individual’s health and lifestyle would be a powerful weapon in the hands of bureaucrats and their political masters.

America, the land of the free and home of the brave?  Perhaps, not for much longer, if the president and his scientific-progressives have their way.  For in their “utopian” world, you and I are nothing much but a number, a stock item, to be controlled for their purposes.

For as Frances Bacon also said, “The desire of power in excess caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge in excess caused man to fall.”

It doesn’t take much more than a casual glance at the downfall of the others who’ve tried this mad-science controlled government scheme to see that it isn’t a winner.  Both the Nazis and the Soviets, who built their own totalitarian regimes on Malthusian scientific themes did fall – albeit only after killing untold millions of their own citizens.

The scientifically controlled state as a vehicle for advancing human progress?  Hardly.   As human beings have tragically learned, over and over again, science without morality can indeed be the most efficient killer.

It’s not hard to believe that big government would want this kind of power over the lives of individual citizens.  What is indeed difficult to believe is that this is happening in America.

The only question now is who will stop it?





Spinmeister Andrew Romanoff for Senate

26 02 2010

According to Romanoff he's gonna save the World.

This Democrat is running for a US Senate seat representing the state of Colorado. My impression of this guy…. “W-h-a-c-k-o”. He is the poster boy for all the politicians that I consider full of sh*t. However, if they give out awards for “Spin”, this guy would win it hands down.

Here’s what I want you to do… Watch the first 50 seconds of the youtube video below. What he says at the 48 second mark will make you giggle like a school-girl. You can watch the other 9 minutes if you want, but it’s really not worth it. Then you can move on to an interview he did earlier today on FoxNews (SEE LINK). It takes a minute or two before the actual interview starts, but once it does your head will start spinning like a Top. Be careful to wrap your head first, cause this guy is so good at spin that your head may unscrew and fall off!

Gio-

http://video.foxnews.com/v/4055097/andrew-romanoff-for-senate?category_id=86858

See what I mean?





Weekend Open Thread

26 02 2010

Here’s the place where everyone can talk about anything they choose for the entire weekend.

Some possible subject starters…

1. What did you think of Obama’s healthcare summit?

2. Do you think Obama and the Dems will go the route of Nuclear Option   (reconciliation)?

3. How badly did this damage the Dems?

 

I support the Tea-Party Express.





Sending A Truthful Message

25 02 2010

A very thankful h/t goes out to FS for sending me this great photo. I wish I knew what state this was in!

Be sure to click on image to enlarge.

Gio-

The attached photo is of a billboard recently established on I-75 just south of Lake City.  A  group gathered there today to celebrate its unveiling. The cost of 10 months rental of the billboard and doing the artwork was 
$6500.  We feel that is a reasonable cost to reach out to 1,000,000 vehicles per  month and perhaps motivate their participation in the electoral process  to get our country on a sound footing.