A tale of two maps

At first, I wanted to think I was wrong. But now, it’s easy to compare. The Governor of North Carolina just announced that we have a “Stay at home” order starting on Monday.  Well, I’m an American, I’m a Veteran, I’m an old guy who is intent on staying alive, and staying in shape.

I refuse to “stay at home”.  Now, I think anyone sick should stay home. I think anyone with this virus or flu, ought to stay home (anyway).  I think if you are immune compromised, you ought to stay home.  I think if you’re over 60 and in poor health, stay the hell home.

The first map is the states currently CLOSED, with stay at home orders. The yellow means businesses are closed….  North Carolina is in Yellow at the moment, they close all the pubs, bars, restaurants over a week ago (Tuesday, 17 March 2020)

Map One – 27 Mar 2020

 

The Second map is showing in blue, all of the DEMOCRAT GOVERNORS. The RED is Republican.

Map Two – Dem vs Rep Governors

For the most part, the only states with “you’re confined to your house” are, in my words,  CommieCrats.

They are TESTING the WATERS friends.  If this were across the board, and the Republicans were doing it too, I might be less concerned.  But, at this point…. if they can get away with this, and force you to stay home, then they can force you to do anything they want. This is a test.

You’re going to fail.

You’re going to fail because most of the states have almost no cases, and if they do they are at home, or in the hospital, and it’s been two weeks of this…..

I do NOT plan to “stay home” or “inside”.  I’m NOT sick. I’ve been “quarantined already” for two weeks now.  Tuesday will be the 15 days.  I’ve had NO close contacts with anyone since the 17th other than my wife.  We’ve not been in physical contact with anyone.  I’ve been careful, washing hands, cleaning up after me, and her, and others, using hand sanitizer.  If I get this virus now… then it was not because I was not careful.

Just because I am OUT and ABOUT does not mean I’m going to get sick.

It does NOT mean I am going to catch something from some random person.

We have less than 700 people in this state (North Carolina) (allegedly) confirmed to have this virus. We’ve had 7 deaths so far.

We have a .45% mortality rate at this time.

Yes, I KNOW it could get worse.  I KNOW people can die from it.  But, they can die from getting hit by a bus.  They can die if they starve to death because “No job, no work, no money”….

Stop letting these States push you AROUND.

2A or not 2A – Sorry, Bill Shakespeare

The Covid-19, a corona virus unknown until present, has taken up all the news of late.  As well it should.

The human race and our survival is suddenly at stake.  Our rights are suppressed.  Our freedoms, suppressed.  Some states are attempting to introduce more laws against guns, gun makers, ammo, restrictions on guns and on people owning those things.

Several groups, including the III% United Patriots – or 3UP, have been clamoring for “action” against the government apparently.  Some of those people have threatened force “if all the boxes are checked”, including quarantine, etc.

This Patriot believes that, while we certainly need to maintain our rights, and stand up for them, and make it CLEAR to any local and state government that attempting to restrict our Freedoms is a no-go, also believes that at least we should also use common sense, and our God Given Talents at understanding what is really happening.

A) This virus is highly suspected to have been manufactured right there in Wuhan, China, where there is certainly a bioweapons lab.  SUSPECTED is a strong word.  It means we have intelligence on this from somewhere.  We have arrested several in connection with stealing information, lying about it, and attempting to smuggle vials out of the country.  All of them are connected to the Chinese government, one is a spy/military agent, a second a smuggler, and a third, American biomedical professor from Harvard, who, spent time in China and was being paid by the Chinese and lied about it.

B) The virus was already “floating around” in places and it hit Italy around the same time, but with more virility than it did in Wuhan.  Wuhan, and China put the kabosh on it quickly, locking people up, dragging them out and into the street, putting them in sealed, metal boxes and taking them to God Knows Where.  China, rapidly got the virus under control – because they are communists, and they will just kill anyone who doesn’t comply.

C) Italy isn’t so lucky.  They are number one on the infected/dead lists.  Italy also has a huge tourism industry, and more Chinese visit Italy than any other country.  Thus, it is not surprising, Italy caught the brunt of the disease, and they waited too long to take extreme measures.

D) Some of us believe the Chinese hid the details of this virus for up to thirty days before releasing information to the world, and it was an attempt to spread, rather than confine this disease.

E) Novel Corona Virus is actually called “2019 nCoV”,  Scientists gave the strain an interim name of 2019-nCoV, accounting for the year of discovery, its status as a “novel” virus, and its family name (CoV).  The new designation, while different, represents the same information.  I’ll just call it “The Chinese Virus” because it pisses off the Left, and everyone is claiming it is “Racist”.  In the past, diseases, foods, and many other things have been named for regions from which they originated.  I’ll stick to the “Old Ways”.

F) I believe this “Chinese Virus” was in fact a bioweapon designed specifically to attack humans, remain undetected for several days while carriers (the people infected) passed it on to many more people.  No other virus does this.  You get an infection, you start getting symptoms and are contagious.  This one is different, thus, man made.  It was designed to be passed rapidly and on a 1:2 or 1:5 basis.  Flu and cold virus have a near 1:1. You get it it, you pass it to one other.  When you pass it on a 1:2 factor, then they do the same, the mathematics tell you we’re in trouble.

G) Simple math.  I have the virus, and pass it to two, so we have 2 people, who pass to two more.  That is 2^2 (or 2 to the second power, four).  If this happens each day for 30 days, each of the persons passing to two more people, the total number of infected becomes: 1073741824 in just 30 days.  In two months, or 60 days that number jumps to 1.152921505×10¹⁸ or 115,292,150,500,000,000 – more people than live on Planet Earth.

H) We assume that only two are infected from each person.  We assume it goes unchecked for 60 days.  We assume everyone can catch it.  We assume no one is doing anything to stop it.  Obviously, we are, as are the people in other countries.  The problem arises though, that some are being completely overwhelmed, like Italy.  There are only so many hospital beds.

I) Given the fact this disease causes pneumonia-like respiratory problems and many (but not all) of the patients require at the peak of the disease, artificial breathing assistance from respirators (requiring intubation-the process of putting a tube over ones trachea tube and machine-breathing for them) we will see a time when hospital beds run out, there will be not enough respirators, and not enough medical professionals to assist the ill.  People will simply die from lack of care.  The death toll will increase dramatically.

Americans are used to freedoms, they are used to coming and going as they wish, and it’s a good freedom, it should NEVER be willingly given up.

HOWEVER, this is the entire human race we’re talking about here, and the whole “social distacing” thing they’ve come up with is a way to prevent us all from coming in to direct contact with others and thereby spreading the disease.

This isn’t about over reaching governments stopping people from having meetings.

This is about the survival of the entire human race at this point.

So… it’s not about 2A or not 2A;  it is about “To Be, or Not to Be…”

Stay home.  Don’t spread this disease.  Don’t come in contact with others.  Give it a few days.

The economy IS going to suffer for a time.  We’re going to go without certain things, for a time.  Life is GOING to be tough for a time – at least for the non-Preppers out there.

We do not have the ability to clone humans yet.  Pray we don’t have to do that, or, we become extinct because of lack of common sense on this planet.  Go home, stay there, watch television or better yet, turn it off and spend time with your loved ones.

Tomorrow is not promised, friends.

Survival is imperative, not socially drinking with your friends tonight.

 

A Different Kind of Climate Change

As a long time prepper – of decades, I’ve always been a firm believer in keeping necessary food supplies to last a small (or in our case, large) family able to survive without having to leave the house for months at a time.

When our kids were all young, my wife and I put together a large pantry in the basement of our home in Colorado.  We kept large packing tubs lined with food-safe plastic, full of beans, rice, flour, sugar, pastas, and shelves of canned food.

We didn’t go out and clear shelves in the supermarket.  We bought a little extra each time.  My wife was very good about doing it.  We rotated the food stocks, and everything she bought, we used and ate.  We didn’t buy things that we could never use, like “a ten year’s supply of freeze dried survival foods” from one of the guys who keep pushing that crap on people (because, they make MONEY off you if you buy it).

The climate has changed lately.  No, not “Climate Change” but a change in the world.  A pall of ignorance has fallen over society.  You would think that with the ability to see the news 24/7/365, collect and read so much data off the Internet, and study things for yourselves, people would be smarter, kinder, less prone to flights of fancy and even, one would hope, have more common sense.

But, no.  The advent of the Internet has dumbed down the human race to the point of drooling grass eaters.  Collective IQs have dropped, common sense has become so rare in any given group of people that you can rarely find anyone who can hold a political conversation without screaming and crying.   Along comes CoVid19….

When the Novel Corona Virus 19 was first announced in the news, it didn’t make a huge splash, not at first.  Then videos started coming out allegedly from Wuhan, China, of people “dropping dead” on the streets.  Plenty of sensationalism.  But, none of the videos were ever really “confirmed” to be real, and not “made up”.

In the past month now it has “spread like wildfire” (according to the news).

In truth, what has actually spread like wildfire was the stupidity of people, ignorance and misinformation.

 

Instead of taking an attitude that “something could happen” and being prepared, people take the laisser-faire attitude of “The stores have what I need, why bother to get extra stuff? I’ll just pick it up when we run out!”

Well, now you’re out.  The stores are out. The Just-in-Time chain has failed.  Trucks aren’t coming in.  This is the crap we’ve been predicting will happen, for decades.  You had been warned.  Now, fools and morons have broken the whole system.  Not everyone, but a FEW people did this.  Not everyone ran out and bought all the toilet paper and hand sanitizer.

Now, the looting will start in a few days.

Maybe.  I hope it doesn’t but, imagine this.  Power goes out a few days.  The grid nationwide goes down.  You can’t get gas, you can’t get anywhere, food is all gone.  You’re stuck at home and everyone is running out of food because the stores have been looted.  Where are the looters going after they get hungry?  Door-to-door, that’s where.  Every house and home in any neighborhood will be victimized.

Store shelves are empty, food is almost gone, and nothing seems to be coming in.  This is happening now, and these are actual images from a Walmart Store in Colorado Springs, on the south east side of the city.

Now, imagine that this virus IS actually dangerous, even deadly and these roving bands of vandals are carrying it, spreading it everywhere.

Where do we wind up with this lesson?

Simple.

  1. do NOT get out of the market if you’re in it.  If not, BUY!
  2. Don’t panic.  The virus is not as BAD as the media wants you to believe.
  3. It never WAS that bad.
  4. The virus isn’t spreading like they claimed it was in China (yet) but the US has taken steps.
  5. People ARE washing their hands.
  6. People are stealing toilet paper – seriously?
  7. Some enterprising idiots are trying to sell Purell for hundreds of dollars for a small bottle on Ebay.
  8. Don’t feed the feeding frenzy.  If you’re scared, stay the hell home.
  9. Don’t let this ever happen to you again, always prepare. Start small, and work your way into Prepping.

And for God’s Sake, wash your DAMNED HANDS.

The Time has Come….

… to speak on this subject.
Having been a member of the US military, worked in the White House and have done “jobs” for some Three Letter Agencies in the past, and having ALSO been a member of, and formed, several small Constitutionally protected militia groups – and watched many of them disassemble themselves in fits of pique, miscommunication, and diverse ideological arguments, I have become somewhat jaded on “militia” groups and the like.
So many are enamored with “titles” like “Commander” or “Head of Operations” and haven’t really a clue how to do operations of any sort, or command themselves to go to the bathroom.  Instead, each group starts with enthusiastic clamoring for attempt to stand up against “the Government”, then fall apart because their goals are murky at best, and some people are simply a danger to themselves and others.
Militia groups exist and are constitutionally protected.  But, the MEDIA and certain elements with the US Government would have you believe otherwise.  IF you study history you would understand that we had militias from the beginning of this country, and they are, INDEED a product of the English and French common law to protect their own smaller enclaves in former times.
America didn’t even have a standing Army well after the foundation of the country.  The Continental Army was formed to fight the British in 1775.  However, that group disbanded, and  at least twice more a standing army was eventually created to protect the young nation.  Militias STILL existed then to protect local areas against invasion.
Militias are still constitutionally protected even today:

10 U.S. Code § 246.Militia: composition and classes

(a)The militia of the United States consists of all able-bodied males at least 17 years of age and, except as provided in section 313 of title 32, under 45 years of age who are, or who have made a declaration of intention to become, citizens of the United States and of female citizens of the United States who are members of the National Guard.

(b)The classes of the militia are—

(1)the organized militia, which consists of the National Guard and the Naval Militia; and
(2)the unorganized militia, which consists of the members of the militia who are not members of the National Guard or the Naval Militia.

(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 14, § 311; Pub. L. 85–861, § 1(7), Sept. 2, 1958, 72 Stat. 1439; Pub. L. 103–160, div. A, title V, § 524(a), Nov. 30, 1993, 107 Stat. 1656; renumbered § 246, Pub. L. 114–328, div. A, title XII, § 1241(a)(2), Dec. 23, 2016, 130 Stat. 2497.)

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/10/246

Note there are multiple links associated with the above, explaining how the President can call in “militias” of other states, and federal forces against “insurrection” by states.

In truth, the Government is US, we the People.  We the People are in control.  We ARE the government.  We elect those Reps who go there and ignore our laws, and ignore our Constitution.  It’s time to begin holding them accountable to us.
The problem is, the government has become rife with those people mentioned in the last paragraph, who have not one iota of caring about the US Constitution.  They are mostly Left Leaning government workers and people in charge of various departments, and view the Constitution as a “living document to be changed how they wish”.  This is simply not the case.
The Constitution was never meant to be ‘changed easily’.  It’s very difficult at best, to introduce a new Amendment, or get it ratified in the end.  It’s nearly impossible to remove the Bill of Rights.  In fact, if there IS ever an attempt, this should be viewed as an outright act of War against our Way of Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness.
We, the People are both Constitutionally required to keep an eye on our government, and the attempts to undermine our freedoms, as well as to fight back against such attempts.
When you were a child, you heard “America is a melting pot” – of peoples from everywhere. This is true, but it was also the beginning of attempts to undermine our way of life by the Marxists living in this country.  They have used our own laws against us, and loud, shrill voices pointing fingers at us have caused people to back down, shut up for fear of being identified as “someone who might be a racist” or other things.  These tactics have worked and the Real, True American Idealism has been nearly eradicated.
 
Marxism, indeed “Democratic Socialists” have undermined the very fabric of this country, have put themselves in every Agency and department in the US Government, embedded judges, law enforcement personnel and lawyers in the Justice system.
Democratic Socialists are Communists. Marxism’s ultimate goal is to put control in the hands of a communist government. Progressivism is nothing more than a form of “Close Communism”.
The tactics of calling you names, making you feel guilty and forcing you to be quiet has worked to the point, we’ve allowed this infiltration of our government by these Marxist types.  (Note: We lump them ALL into the same bag now, as they do with us.  Marxism, Communism, Progressivism, most Liberalism and certainly any other of the so-called “party affiliations” that lean Left out there are nearly all seeking the same goal, and that is the utter destruction of America, Capitalism, and any sense of Patriotism or any sort of “nationalism” in this country.)
American Way of Life is NOT meant to be controlled by any single party, or any particular Ideology, other than that put in place by our Founding Fathers; the Constitutional Republic.  We are a “democracy” in that the “majority do not rule the minority”.
We are a Representative government.  We deliberately elect people to go in and stand up for our Rights, and to vote as we small groups want, as long as those votes by the Representative comply wholly with the idea of the Constitution, including our Bill of Rights.
Currently, in Congress, in both houses, we have people on both the Democrat and Republican sides of the aisle who choose to ignore Constitutional requirements, and were voted in by people who, apparently could not care less. While this is “certainly representative of the constituents”of those particular areas, it is also most definitely, against the Constitution.
It is time, in my humble opinion, to stop the Leftist infiltration of America any further.  We have a strong President at the moment.  But, that is not going to last forever.  American’s will become complacent again soon enough.  Three or four years hence, they will forget, as they always do the damage the Obama Administration did to this country in the name of “Progress” and “Compromise”.
Compromise to us means everyone gives a little and gets something in return.  To the Left, Compromise means, “You back off, you give us what we ask for, or we’ll call you names and make you look bad in public.”
Every person that reads this needs to think. Think about this:
We have a proposal to give to America.  To every, single red-blooded American in both birth and name, legal immigrants, and those who have had their rights pushed aside, ignored, and voted out… to the Second Amendment in particular, and the usurping of other Rights in the Bill of Rights.  A new, leaderless “Militia”.
Such a militia will include all Americans based on the current laws of this country and the Constitution.  It would include by default any existing “militia groups” that will adhere to the bylaws, and follow the same goals.
We propose a group with very clear, resolute goals, built from the bottom up, rather than the top down.  The rules, goals, mission statement and so forth will be presented and you- The People- will each begin your own local creation and representation within your OWN local regions.  City enclaves, counties, states, and on and on.
The size and shape of your organization will be up to your local control.  The only thing coming from “National” will be the set of rules, not orders, not direction (other than what the rules state) and each group would be local.  “National” will provide a way to contact each other, give directions on connecting up and help groups form by giving information.
What the people of United States need are multiple, small, decentralized covert operations cells of Men and Women who actually understand the Constitution. People who can, and will take the time to resist these Marxist moves on our government.
So, turn off your televisions for a time, and stop listening to the main stream media now, grab a good friend, or a good neighbor and start researching Clandestine Cell Systems.
We’re putting together an organization which will help. It will take good people, some time, and a good understanding of the goals. This isn’t a joke. This isn’t pie-in-the-sky.
This is a start for all the people feeling lost, feeling like there is nothing left to do but give up and let whatever happens, happen.
Americans do NOT give up, we don’t quit, and we don’t let evil win.
Are you going to let Evil win because it’s just easier to sit down and do nothing at all, or will you take up your flag, fly it high and stand up, be heard and make it clear we’re not going to go down to Communism without a fight?
The Choice is Yours.
More to come in the next few weeks. Please, stay tuned.
Here’s a brief list of links for those of you wishing to think more on your own. Read the various links below. Get informed. Start thinking about people for your local cell/group. Start with close friends with the same ideas as yours. Your husband, wife, close friends are best to start with. Make sure before you start working this out (and we’ll provide some instructions soon) that they believe the same things you believe about the Constitution. There can be no equivocation here.

Climate Change: The Science of it All – Part Two

In part two, we will touch on why we should not be simply accepting the main stream media, or “scientists” views without study.

Welcome to Deuxième partie….. (That’s French for “Two”) – Or “Part Deux” if you’re an “Airplane fan”.

In any case…..

Do you BELIEVE the media?  Why do you believe the media? Why SHOULD you believe the media?

Let’s look at the words “belief”.  What does it mean to us.

Belief is the state of mind in which a person thinks something to be the case, with or without there being empirical evidence to prove that something is the case with factual certainty. In other words, belief is when someone thinks something is reality, true, when they have no absolute verified foundation for their certainty of the truth or realness of something.  Another way of defining belief is, it is a mental representation of an attitude positively orientated towards the likelihood of something being true.  In the context of Ancient Greek thought, two related concepts were identified with regards to the concept of belief: pistis and doxa. Simplified, we may say that pistis refers to trust and confidence, while doxa refers to opinion and acceptance. The English word doctrine is derived from doxa. Belief’s purpose is to guide action and not to indicate truth. (https://infogalactic.com/info/Belief)

And also:

Empirical evidencedata, or knowledge, also known as sense experience, is a collective term for the knowledge or source of knowledge acquired by means of the senses, particularly by observation and experimentationThe term comes from the Greek word for experience, ἐεμπειρία (empeiría). After Immanuel Kant, it is common in philosophy to call the knowledge thus gained a posteriori knowledge. This is contrasted with a priori knowledge, the knowledge accessible from pure reason alone.

(https://infogalactic.com/info/A_priori_and_a_posteriori)

Essentially, what we are saying is simple. If you have previous, personal knowledge, experience of, or observe something, you have a reason to “believe” that a particular something is true.  Previous experience with something tends to give a person fore-knowledge of future events, in relation to the previous experience.  There is personal knowledge, and pure reason alone.  There is experience.  There is a learning experience, which might include “book learning” or “teaching” or even your own experience with no one around.

In any case, you learn something by some method.  To this author, personal experience trumps books, or teaching and media experiences or projections.  Because, you have yourself, experienced some aspect of learning, it is more real than having read it in a book, seen it on television, or had a professor “explain it to you”.

If you are sitting on the beach one summer and experience extreme heat one year, and a hurricane the next, and the third year, a chill wind from the north at the same time period you’re more than likely to remember the other two experiences and say, “Hmmm, something is not like the other two years”.  These things are also known as empirical evidence….

Empirical evidence is information that justifies a belief in the truth or falsity of a claim. In the empiricist view, one can claim to have knowledge only when one has a true belief based on empirical evidence. This stands in contrast to the rationalist view under which reason or reflection alone is considered evidence for the truth or falsity of some propositions.[2] The senses are the primary source of empirical evidence. Although other sources of evidence, such as memory and the testimony of others, ultimately trace back to some sensory experience, they are considered secondary, or indirect.

(https://infogalactic.com/info/Empirical_evidence)

Many of those touting “Climate Change” as true, also seem to have a degree in one thing or another.  Some don’t have a degree in anything remotely related to weather, like Bill Nye, a “mechanical engineer”.  I’m a “non-degreed electronics engineer”.  I have vastly more experience in the field of radio theory than Nye does in his own field – and, am likely more qualified to talk about “Climate Change” because I have meteorological training in addition to other Earth Science training.  However, that’s not the point.  He’s a “Science Guy” and in the media.  He’s also a “comedian” as well.  In 1986, Nye left Boeing to pursue comedy, writing and performing jokes and bits for the local sketch television show Almost Live!, where he regularly conducted wacky science experiments.

He is a television actor.  He’s part of the reason we should not simply accept what we see on television at face value.

Neil DeGrasse Tyson, also a “scientist”.  In reality, he is.  He’s an astrophysicist, probably a pretty good one.  Also, younger than me.  And an African American.  And a “believer” of Climate Change.  Of the people I’ve heard talk on it, he is the ONLY voice that I have personally listened to and respect.  I still don’t believe in “climate change” though, because there is no ‘settled science here’.

Again, he is a famous individual, and using the same tactics the media uses.  Scaremongering.  When a “scientist” states we “must believe”, then he has stepped into the realm of religion. (https://youtu.be/Jm_YoL9ykC4)

Science is the “craft of knowledge”, not a “belief system”.

If you are forced to “believe” in something, you must have faith it exists or is true.  You can not necessarily demonstrate it happens or there is a cause and effect.

Cause and effect is very important here. Cause and effect are related, one event occurs which creates a second event.  Lightning causes thunder in the atmosphere.  Thunder is the effect generated by a lightning strike ripping through the air at 224,000 miles per hour.  Essentially this causes a sonic boom.

Climate Change has a cause and effect.  Likely many causes for the effects on the climate.

The media concentrates on ONE and ONLY ONE thing.  The amount of carbon dioxide put into the air by humans.

The media doesn’t mention the sun, sun spots, sun’s radiant energy.  Media doesn’t mention seasonal changes where they point out “more or less ice” in the antarctic.  Instead you will find many satellite images show “more or less” but looking closely you will discover the images are different years, even different decades and invariably the one with “less ice” is a summer image. (Summer occurs in the Antarctic in the WINTER TIME in North America).

They always feel to mention the cause and effect of taking pictures at the wrong time of year.

We have kept scientific records for about 400 to 500 years.  The Chinese kept sunspot records.  Temperatures have been recorded by humans since they developed a thermometer and measurements. (mid 1700s)  In 1593, Galileo invented a “thermoscope”, a device capable of demonstrating rudimentary temperature changes.  There were no scales yet.

Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit was the German physicist who invented the alcohol thermometer in 1709, and the mercury thermometer in 1714. In 1724, he introduced the standard temperature scale that bears his name—Fahrenheit Scale—that was used to record changes in temperature in an accurate fashion.

The point being, while we could record some information, it was inaccurate at best, and with no scales, it’s useless today.  Ice cores are pulled from the arctic and antarctic and CO2 is measured.  But, core samples are not 100% accurate either, nor, can they give exact dates for the cores. Only approximate decades.

The Earth, we know, has gone through multiple Cooling and Warming Cycles.  Ice Ages come and go.

Our last one was about 10,000 years ago, with a “mini Ice Age” in the 1700s.  This is a historical fact. And we’re still, technically “coming out of it”.  Also, a historical fact.

The Little Ice Age as it is called lasted from about the 16th to 19th centuries.  (https://earthsky.org/earth/volcanoes-might-have-triggered-the-little-ice-age)

At about the middle time period of this “little ice age” another event was occurring.  The Maunder Minimum, also known as the “prolonged sunspot minimum”, is the name used for the period around 1645 to 1715 during which sunspots became exceedingly rare, as was then noted by solar observers.

Dead in the middle of the “Little Ice Age”.

How many SUVs existed then? None.  How much oil was being burned by humans?  None, or at least very little.  How many modern factories spewing gasses into the air existed?  None.

At the end of the of this little ice age, the Industrial revolution was really just getting into it’s infancy.  And still, there was an insignificant amount of gasses being blown into the air.

Cause and effect.  It is also believed that the sun caused this little Ice Age.  And, there were also volcanoes that may have contributed to the issue.

If volcanoes contributed, then how can CO2 be the culprit?

Also, note that the little Ice Age wasn’t necessarily global, but was essentially restricted to the Northern Hemisphere according to many records, AND even just to the North American Continent.  England had colder temperatures in the 1600s, and there were times when it was normal.

So, was the sun spots, or rather, lack thereof a cause and the effect being a little ice age?  Many scientists “believe this to be true” now.

The one take away is that, however it happened, the SUN contributed greatly to the little Ice Age.

Oh, and this is “climate change”.

But, it certainly wasn’t human caused.

The media uses buzz words, and sometimes they use scientific terms in an effort to cause you to take notice.  A form of “social engineering”.  DeGrass Tyson and Nye are both quite guilty of this, and are media personalities.

The Weather Channel is another media outlet.  If you listen to them they can’t predict where the next hurricane is going to track, let alone where it will land.  How can they be so dead set on a path for destruction of a 1 degree Celsius variation of the Earth’s temperature twenty years hence?

Simply put, they can’t.

They are a media outlet, they get people to watch them based on suspense, based on scare tactics, based on how they can keep you hanging on to the next word, which comes right after this next advertisement (to get you to buy things).

It is HOW they MAKE THEIR MONEY.

The long and short of it is simple.  The Media is out to make big money.  They do it by enticing you, the population, to watch them.  They keep you in suspense, give you reasons why you’re going to die, and they fall into line with those who tell them “we’re going to die….” and forget the part “…if we don’t keep the government giving us grants to investigate this climate change stuff!”

 

Part Three is coming soon.

 

Climate Change: The “Science” of it All

Part One:

I’ve lived aboard space ship Earth for over six decades now.  From the time I was very young, probably six years old, I’ve been fascinated with science.  Not one particular discipline, but, pretty much all of them.  Astronomy was my first love. Chemistry, second and physics my third.  The latter culminated in my career in RF communications, radio systems, the design and implementation of many things, including one of the largest communications systems ever, the VHF/HF portion of the White House Communications Agency’s ground network spanning the East Coast of the USA.  (Note: even that system is now outdated and probably moved on to new technologies now.)

Over my decades of life, I took every science class in elementary and High School I could, and found, once I went to college that I was not interested in “getting a degree” so much as I was interested in “knowledge and learning”.  So, instead of concentrating on either a degree or particular discipline, other than electronics and digital theory, I took to taking – or rather “wangling” myself into various writing and science courses.

What this means is that I don’t have a “degree” like most people would have.  I didn’t complete some particular subset of educational theory to give me a tiny slice of the pie of knowledge.  I didn’t concentrate on one piece, thus becoming an “expert” in that chosen field.

Instead, I’ve concentrated on gathering and learning information in the sciences and have participated in many of them “as an amateur”; that is, not being paid necessarily, to do the things I did. I’ve been involved in everything from Astronomy to Psychology to Meteorology, and may other sciences.  My “degree” of study originally was a bachelor of science in, of all things, business.  That degree fanned out into nothing but sciences, and thus I never “received” my degree. By doing this, I found that all sciences are interconnected, and each has an effect on another.  While you might say “meteorology does not affect stellar physics” you might be partially correct, but stellar physics does affect Earth bound weather, and climate.

What I did receive in my (still on going) education was a vast amount of study in many, many different sciences.  I went to college on and off for over thirty years and to this day, I still pick up textbooks and read them cover to cover.  Hey, if Abe Lincoln can become a lawyer without formal training, then anyone can learn a discipline, including any of the sciences.

Am I an “expert” in anything?  Yes, electronic theory, radio frequency theory, and the technical aspects of electronics engineering (and have taught this material in colleges as well).  I was certified in the State of Colorado as  Teacher, based not on my “degree” but my “knowledge and experience”.  I have a technical degree diploma in digital theory s a result.

I used to sit at lunch with several “colleagues” at the Missile Defense Agency, who had “Masters” and “Phd” after their names, discussing things like physics, mathematics and the like, and not only keeping up with them and their conversations, but contributing to them.  One asked me what my phd discipline was one day, not knowing I was the electronics security systems engineer.  I chuckled when he asked, and told him I was just an engineer.  He was visibly shocked.  He said he though I must have held a degree in physics based on my knowledge of the subject.

I no longer teach these days and am retired on a Sailboat.  I was, once, as a young man also a contributor to solar studies.  I was doing daily sunspot counts with my telescope and presenting the data to a large University for sun spot numbers.  I was a data collector.   Much of the data I collected went into records for the official sun spot counts.

I was sixteen at the time.

The point here is not really to tout my credentials, but rather to show that knowledge can be gained by anyone, anywhere, if they put their minds to it.  Study is study. Knowledge is knowledge.  You don’t have to have a degree from a higher learning institution just to “show you’re smart”.  A degree gets you into places because society has placed those who “pay their dues” on a pedestal, rather than know their subjects.

For instance, I probably can’t get a job doing scientific studies of the weather, but I probably COULD get a paying job at a local TV station doing the weather on the six o’clock news. (Side note: I don’t WANT a job doing these things.)  I’ve been a storm spotter for the National Weather Service, and a storm chaser, chasing with several famous figures in the past twenty years so I know about the weather.  Being a Sailor on a sail boat forces one to have even more intimate knowledge of the weather than even chasing tornadoes!

Knowledge is a Dangerous Thing, some might say.  I say, knowledge is power.  Knowledge gives you the ability to seek out more knowledge, how to study things outside your discipline.  The ability to learn gives the ability to reason, and reasoning gives you the ability to come to logical, scientific conclusions, whether it is about Politics, or Sciences.

Reasoning is the ability to discriminate between facts, fiction, opinion, truth and lies.  Reasoning, and the ability to have rational thought processes allows a person to discern from objective evidence (note the phrase “objective”) whether something is reasonable to be true or false.

If you are attempting to understand something more clearly, for instance, let’s take “Climate Change” as an example, you might read all you can on the subject, taking in the information as-is.  You read the footnotes.  You check articles.  You read a book or ten on the subject.  You take “for granted” the material is presented by someone with special knowledge on the subject, and most of us tend toward “benefit of doubt”.

The material presented, we assume is accurate, unbiased and forthright.

But, Global Warming – later called “Climate Change” has some problems.  For example, there’s the “Climategate” hoax, the attempts at changing data (which has been shown in emails that were made public) to make things appear more drastic than they are.

There are multiple graphs and charts produced by NASA and NOAA that have been modified, even changed, and data dropped off those charts.  This makes “Climate Change” suspect.

Places where sensors are set up are in urban areas, where it’s obviously hotter than out on the plains of Kansas or mountains of Colorado, and an urban area will obviously and consistently show higher temperature norms, than something distant from the massive concrete, asphalt and steel structures built by people.

When data becomes suspect, so too, does the final “answer”, in this case, regarding “Climate Change”.

Logic and reasoning, especially ‘deductive reasoning’ comes into play here.

We may deduce that because someone “modified” data, they were attempting to modify thinking.

We may deduce that because someone changed graphs they were attempting to high an important piece of information.

We may deduce, correctly, that placing temperature sensors deep in the heart of a thriving metropolis would necessarily skew temperature readings, and thus the data be factually inaccurate.

As a society, we’ve become dependent upon computers, “Google” and search engines giving us information at the touch of a button, or by clicking on a link.  But, that data isn’t always accurate.  Nor, sometimes is it meant to be.  In reality, there are two, and sometimes more than two, sides to every thing.

But, in the “Science of it All” there are facts, and there are inconsistencies that don’t fit with facts.  Throughout my six decades, one thing has been consistent when it comes to science: Scientific DoomSayers are almost always wrong.

Scientists can and do come to a consensus on things, but, it takes time, and a lot of independent studies by many people, many papers, many discoveries for this to happen.  It’s not “set by policy” as “Climate Change” has been done.  Simply setting a political policy to give monies to one type of study does not, in itself, create consensus.  Well, it does, because “money”.  Who wants to give up their piece of the pie when it is lucrative?

Speaking of pieces of the pie, and “consensus”, we should point out that the folks pushing this “Climate Change” thing are so dead set on it, they’ve started campaigns to “get the word out” and tell the masses “the debate is over”.debatover

This is, in effect, non-scientists who are pushing this agenda on the public and claiming peer-reviewed papers are “in consensus”, giving high marks to the papers in the “study”.

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Why would anyone want to push such an agenda?  Look at the bottom of the second graphic above, and read after “SJI Associates”.  Now, look at the next graphic and draw your own conclusions.

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SJI is a design firm.  They design advertising.  They create material to entice you to BUY something.  Very interesting concept, isn’t it?  Who would have thought you’d have to hire an advertising firm to convince the public into buying science?

In part two, we will touch on why we should not be simply accepting the main stream media, or “scientists” views without study.  In part three we will discuss “scientific consensus” and the mythology of the “97% Consensus on Climate Change“.

Humans are Fallible

fal·li·ble

(făl′ə-bəl)

adj.

1. Capable of making an error: Humans are only fallible.
2. Tending or likely to be erroneous: fallible hypotheses.
Anyone remember Dan Quayle?  Vice President under George H.W. Bush. I remember him.  I was a Republican then.  I was also Military and prohibited from making political comments in those days.
Do you remember his famous Potato(e) incident?  He “misspelled potato”.  How about his famous remarks about “A Mind is a terrible thing….”? I remember them. I was there for the latter, as in physically present.  And laughed.
His quote was to the NAACP, and he was trying to quote their famous saying, “A mind, is a terrible thing to waste.”
What came out was wrong, comical and made him a “laughing stock” on the side of the Left Leaning Democrats.
“A mind is a terrible thing… to lose…”
The audience laughed.  It was Detroit, circa 1988 or so.  I don’t remember precisely now, but I do have a memory of that moment, and I came away thinking “Where are the speech writers in this?  Did someone CHECK this speech?”
I don’t know.
Obama…. campaigned in “57 states”…. https://youtu.be/EpGH02DtIws 
He actually said he’d been to 57 states, with “one more to go” and Alaska and Hawaii he “wasn’t allowed to go to”.  That’s actually 60 states.  Obama thought there were 60….
A few days ago, after the Superbowl, Trump misstated the Chiefs home state as being Kansas, instead of Missouri.  Me, not being a football fan, never thing KC, MO.  I think of KC, KS.  Weird how that works.  And if anyone knows his geography, it’s me.  But, for the Left it wasn’t a “mistake”, it was an indication of how bloody stupid Trump is.
We’re all human.  We all make mistakes.  We all get forgetful from time to time.
And we can all be so rude, and cruel to others.
The Left believes they have a lock on intelligence and intellect.  They don’t.  Some of us on the Right have been going to college for years and years and years.  And many of us do NOT concentrate on a specific “discipline” but rather, go to learn.  I went to learn as many of the sciences as possible.  Funny how that works too.  You know a lot about a lot, but you’re not “degreed” in this or that, so you’re considered “stupid” by the left.
The Left is so upset with “bullies”, they have campaigns against them.  And they ALWAYS FAIL to realize when they are being bullies themselves.
We didn’t hire Trump to be a “nice guy who gets along to go along”.  We hired Trump to make America Great Again.  He is doing it too.
Pelosi stated she tore that speech up last night because she “couldn’t find one page with truth on it”.
Pelosi is a petulant, hateful Socialist.
She tore up dreams last night, in front of the people who were guests.  She tore up stories about black Americans who’d “made it”, about Rush Limbaugh receiving the Medal of Freedom (something Obama made a mockery of).  She tore up the story of General McGee, a 100 yr old WWII Survivor and Vet, who was a Tuskegee Airman.  She tore up a personally delivered, signed, Presidential Speech, which, in some circles is worth real money.
She tore up her reputation in front of God and America.  She is an Elitist Socialist. Nothing more.  She wants all of you to be subservient to her and HER government.  There’s no way in hell or on this Earth she will ever be President now.  Ever.
America has awakened to the Socialist threat and doesn’t want it any more.
Trump has moved us away from the entrenched Socialists in the House and Senate and I advise strongly, that the rest of you losers who hate him so much, crawl back into your little dark caves, with the rest of the sheep who believe “Socialism can work” and stop it.
We’re on to your ignorance, we’re on to your bullying, your name calling, your hatefulness, and your absolute hate for America.
America stands.  Communism has mostly fallen, and Socialism is a stepping stone to Communism.
We won’t comply.  We won’t go down without a fight.  We won’t give up our guns.  We do not want a “Utopian World”.
We want America to remain strong, remain powerful, and remain unbeatable.
If not, you Socialists and your kind fall with the rest of us.
Remember, were it not for people like General McGee and Rush Limbaugh most of you “Socialists” wouldn’t be speaking like you are now.