Tampered Climate Data

It’s no secret how the Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) cult “scientists” fool the uninformed into thinking man-made CO2 emissions are warming the planet – They alter the temperature data of the past.

The evidence of this is hiding in plain sight and can be obtained by downloading the data to Excel and the instructions for finding this data are found here.

Using the GISS data, I’ve picked five [5] US temperature monitoring stations at random to demonstrate this “trick” the AGW cult uses and I’ll present both the raw and adjusted data in the following graphs.

Charlotte raw and adjusted data:

charlotteNome raw and adjusted data:

nomeBoulder raw and adjusted data:

boulderLodi raw and adjusted data:

lodiWilliams raw and adjusted data:

williamsDid you notice how all the data adjustments were done to show cooling in the past and warming in the present?

It’s amazing how much knowledge the AGW cult has of the way these weather stations measured temperatures 80 to 110 years ago.

It’s weird, right?

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NPR’s New Found Interest In Gov Scott Walker

Scott Walker must be the current GOP front runner for 2016.

How do I know this? Is it because of this Hotair article?

“One of the major takeaways from the Des Moines Register poll of the GOP primary electorate that found Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker surging ahead of the pack in the Hawkeye State is his apparent appeal to both the Republican Party’s conservative and moderate wings.”

No, it’s because NPR has put out two stories (here and here) on Gov. Walker in the last 2 days.



Before 02-FEB-15, you have to go back to the end of October 2014 to find the last time NPR had a story dedicated to Walker. But yet now, after a great weekend in Iowa where he appears to be the front runner, NPR blasts out 2 hit pieces in two days!

It’s almost like the stories are coordinated or something.


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The Do Nothing White House

Obama once told Republicans that “the Election is over” and they should just roll over and accept his agenda but thanks to this story, NPR tells us how it’s now totally OK now for Obama to fight the results of the past election and use his veto early and often.

“President Obama is about to get his first veto opportunity of the new Congress. A bill that would approve the Keystone XL pipeline project will be on his desk soon. He has promised to veto it, and that’s unusual. In his first six years in office, Obama issued just two vetoes — the fewest of any president going all the way back to James Garfield, and Garfield only served 199 days in office! But with the Republican takeover of both chambers of Congress, that will change. Here are four reasons why:”

NPR seems blown away with the fact that Obama has only issued 2 vetoes while in office. Of course this is a mystery only to NPR as everyone else knows quite well why Obama hasn’t had to issue more vetoes – For the past 6 years we’ve had an obstructionist Senate presided over by Harry Reid that shut down any legislation that wasn’t handpicked by Obama.

And Obama isn’t following his own advice about working with the other side after an election that can only be described as a mandate.

“According to political scientists who study this, historically, 90 percent of veto threats are issued privately, behind the scenes. Obama appears to be breaking with that tradition. He has issued nine veto threats so far — in public.”

Nothing says “I’m willing to work with the other side” quite like publicly threatening the other side. Chicago politics…

But in reality I’m hopeful Obama has to issue a slew of Vetoes in the next 2 years.

The day after the Republican’s sweeping election win last November I made the comment that I hoped they would send legislation to Obama every 2 weeks. Keystone XL, repealing the Medical Device Tax, reforming Dodd-Frank, Corporate Tax reforms, cutting spending on Entitlement programs, Fair Tax, etc.

If the Republicans are smart, they’ll follow my advice and every time they get in front of a microphone they can bemoan the “Do Nothing White House” and blame all economic woes on the inability of the President to come to terms with the fact that the election is over.

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All Of Paraguay’s Temperature Record Has Been Tampered With


This is exactly why I call the AGW cult criminals.

Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT:

By Paul Homewood


Just when you thought it could not get any worse!

After identifying that all of the three rural stations currently operational in Paraguay had had huge warming adjustments made to their data since the 1950’s, I tended to assume that they had been homogenised against some of the nearby urban stations. Ones like Asuncion Airport, which shows steady warming since the mid 20thC.




Asuncion Airport

Silly me! When I went back to check the raw data, it turns out all of the urban sites had been tampered with in just the same way as the rural ones.

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Type 2 Diabetes Reversal – 15 Month Update

It’s been 15 months since I reversed my Type 2 Diabetes by slowly adopting a Paleo lifestyle and there are a couple of items I’d like to write about.

First, the unexplainable step function shift in my morning blood sugar measurements that happened in June 2014 appears to be sustainable as you can see from this graph below (the red line signifies the point where my blood sugar measurements shifted).

blood sugar measurements

For those new to my blog, you can see how bad my Type 2 Diabetes was in early 2013 (fasting measurements in the 350 mg/dL range) and how the medication (Janumet) brought them down in the 120 mg/dL range but then dropped to a high normal range once I went off the medication and started the Paleo adoption in September 2013.

My morning blood sugar measurements averaged 100.4 mg/dL from September 2013 until June 2014 (which is considered high normal) but then dropped to an average of 90.4 mg/dL after June and this measurement is considered normal for someone who doesn’t have Type 2 Diabetes.

I still can’t explain what caused this shift as there was no change in my diet or exercise routine around that time frame but I think my body finally responded to the months of slowly transitioning to a full Paleo lifestyle and my insulin sensitivity improved to the point where my average morning blood sugar measurements are indistinguishable from someone who doesn’t have Type 2 Diabetes.

My other recent discovery involves maple syrup.

One of my favorite breakfast foods, pancakes, had to be eliminated once I adopted the Paleo lifestyle (grains are off limits on the Paleo diet) but eventually I substituted almond flour pancakes and this somewhat satisfied my cravings for this wonderful breakfast comfort food.

I say “somewhat” because I still couldn’t use syrup on the pancakes due to the high sugar content that would spike by blood sugar measurements. But this week I decided to perform an experiment with real maple syrup to see what effects it had on my blood sugar measurements. .

For three straight days I ate a breakfast that consisted of 2 almond flour pancakes (1 cup of almond flour, 1 egg, water, cinnamon and nutmeg), 3 eggs, 3 sausage patties and ¼ cup of real maple syrup on the pancakes. Note that I didn’t use the standard grocery store maple syrup that is loaded with high fructose corn syrup – I used REAL maple syrup with no additives (For those interested, I used this one).

I took my blood sugar measurement 2 to 3 hours after each of these breakfast meals and I’m happy to report that they were NORMAL – 108, 82 and 94 mg/dL respectively.

This maple syrup has 53g of carbs and 47g of sugars in a ¼ cup serving and that amount of carbs/sugars is normally equivalent to about a whole day’s intake for me but in spite of these high carb/sugar meals, there was no spike in my blood sugar measurements. A normal blood sugar measurement for a non-diabetic can be around 100 -130 mg/dL 2 to 3 hours after a meal and my measurements were well below this. Two of the measurements were actually normal for a fasting measurement!

Was this due to my body’s improved insulin sensitivity or due to the fact that I ate NATURAL sugars and not processed ones? Probably a little of both, but I’m just happy to report that I can now enjoy one of my favorite breakfast foods again!

If you are looking to improve your health in 2015, I wholeheartedly suggest you read up on the Paleo lifestyle (start here) and give it a shot for 30 to 60 days.

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Global Temperature Update – December 2014

Earlier this month world leaders gathered in Peru to discuss how they combat a manufactured problem they now call “Climate Change” (previously called Anthropogenic Global Warming – AGW) and the results were on par with the myriad of previous meetings:

From NPR :

“Most of the world’s governments at a meeting in Lima, Peru, managed to agree yesterday on a new document aimed at curbing climate change. Hundreds of the negotiators who wrote it say the document, which goes to Paris a year from now for final approval, has serious shortcomings. But U.N. climate executive Christiana Figueres says it’s the thought that counts.”

In other words, nothing will be done and in my opinion this is a good thing. The final comment from the NPR story tells you what the real motivation is behind this manufactured crisis (emphasis mine):

“In the end, the basic principle survived. Everyone participates, but developed countries must shoulder most of the burden. There will be more money for developing countries. Details of how this all will work – and there were many pages of them – remained unresolved. But negotiators have a year to wrestle them into submission before the deadline in Paris.”

Make no mistake about it; the driving force behind the AGW cult propaganda is to get developed nations to funnel money to 3rd world countries. It’s always been about this no matter what Al Gore or any of the other cult leaders say.

Now let’s look at the data to see why I call this so-called “climate Change” problem a manufactured crisis.

I’ll graph the global temperature anomalies from three [3] global temperature data sets – The University of East Anglia Climate Research Unit (CRU), the Remote Sensing System (RSS) and the University of Alabama-Huntsville. (NOTE – The CRU data version 3 (HADCRUT3) that I’ve been using for years was abandoned by CRU in May of 2014 so I started using their latest data set (HADCRUT4) for data starting in January 2014.)

Before viewing my graphs, keep in mind that in 2007 the AGW cult predicted that if we continued to pump an additional 3 ppm of CO2 into the atmosphere every year (what we’re doing right now) then we’d see temperature increases of 0.2°C per decade. That equates to a temperature rise of 0.007°C per ppm of atmospheric CO2 and 0.0017°C per month.

Here are the temperature graphs for the past 17 years.




As you can see from above, the Earth’s global temperature anomalies have been flat for the past 17+ years and the anticipated increase of 0.0017C per month isn’t even close to what we are seeing – The AGW cult’s estimate overstated the actual warming by over 5.5 times for the CRU data (0.0003°C/month vs 0.0017°C/month) and almost 2.5 times for the UAH data (0.0007°C/month vs 0.0017°C/month. The RSS data had a NEGATIVE temperature trend for the past 17 years (-0.00007°C/month) so the climate scientists really missed the mark on that one!

Just to show how wrong the AGW cult is, here is a graph showing the AGW cult predictions as compared to the trends of the three actual global temperature data sets. I started all trend lines at the same point (0.151°C from the CRU data set in January of 1997) and used the slopes of the AGW cult predictions (0.0017°C/month), the CRU (0.0003°C/month), the RSS (-0.00007°C/month) and the UAH (0.0007°C/month).

temperature trends

Now let’s compare each of these temperature anomalies to the atmospheric CO2 concentrations as measured from the Mauna Loa research station.

cru vs co2

rss vs co2

uah vs co2

Although the predictions called for a temperature rise of 0.007°C per ppm of CO2, the CRU, RSS, UAH and Mauna Loa data didn’t get that memo.   The “Science Is Settled” team was off by a factor of 3.7 per the CRU data and a factor of 2 per the UAH data. The RSS data totally disproved the AGW cult team’s thesis since that data showed a NEGATIVE correlation with CO2 (-0.0006°C per ppm of CO2)!

For those who think I’m “cherry picking” the 17 year time frame, you need to read this peer reviewed paper. It clearly states that we need at least 17 years to gauge the effects of man-made CO2 effects on global temperatures and that is exactly what I’m doing.

“Our results show that temperature records of at least 17 years in length are required for identifying human effects on global-mean tropospheric temperature.”

The AGW cult holds peer reviewed papers up as their holy texts and it must really stink when their most trusted weapons are used against them!

We don’t have to rely solely on global temperature anomalies to show how the AGW cult climate scientists totally missed this one. Global sea ice extent graphs of the Arctic are within the +/- 2 standard deviations of 1981-2010 and the Antarctic is ABOVE those levels.

arctic ice

antarctic ice

And it gets worse…

US hurricane strikes have decreased with additional atmospheric CO2, The US has now experienced its longest drought of major hurricane landfall in history, Violent tornadoes have decreased in the US, US forrest fires are down and droughts in the US are at historic lows.

It’s like the AGW cult climate scientists don’t think we know how to use Google or something.

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A Tough Prayer

As a Christian, I’m a firm believer in the power of our prayers but there is one particular prayer that I am fearful of uttering.

Sure, I pray for the health and protection of my family, revival in my country, growth for my church and things like that but after hearing the song “Oceans” by Hillsong United I was struck with a specific prayer request.

Here’s the full song and if you haven’t heard it, go ahead and spend about 7 minutes listening to the gifted Taya Smith:

Here are the verses that I can’t seem to stop thinking about:

“Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders”

“Let me walk upon the waters wherever You would call me”

“Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander”

“And my faith will be made stronger in the presence of my Savior”

Are you ready to pray for God to take you to a place where your trust in Him is so great that you surrender your life totally to Him?

Are you ready for God to take you to a place where you would NEVER willingly go?

Think back to those in Scripture that exemplified this description of willingly turning over their entire life to God.

Saul, originally a persecutor of Christians, became the Apostle Paul and was eventually executed for following Jesus.

Moses, Jonah and Jeremiah had the unfortunate tasks of speaking truth to power in following the will of God and they hardly led lives of comfort.

All but 2 of the original 12 Disciples ended up being executed for their insistence on preaching the Gospel.

And we don’t have to look to biblical times to see examples of people turning their lives over to Christ. We don’t just have folks like Martin Luther and Mother Theresa, I bet you can name several people that you know personally who have answered the call and given their lives over to Christ fully. I would bet that you’d tell me they didn’t lead a life of leisure and comfort but instead lived a life of persecution.

Of course we are commanded to follow God’s will and there is plenty of scripture to back that up:

“I delight to do Your will, O my God; Your law is within my heart.” – Psalms 40:8

“Teach me to do Your will, For You are my God; Let Your good Spirit lead me on level ground.” – Psalms 143:10

“Your kingdom come Your will be done, On earth as it is in heaven.” – Matthew 6:10

But I’m still scared to utter this prayer.

Does that make me a bad Christian for not wanting to do what God would have me to do?

Maybe, but I think if you aren’t even a little bit scared to ask God to take over your life completely then you don’t fully comprehend the power God has to transform your life.

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Stuff Dictators Say

On Thursday President Obama is set to take executive action on Immigration Reform and you have to be a true low information voter to not see through this sham.

Obama’s quote from CNN:

Obama – “And so what I’m going to be laying out is the things that I can do with my lawful authority as President to make the system work better, even as I continue to work with Congress to encourage them to get a bipartisan, comprehensive bill that can solve the entire problem.”

After all the rhetoric is over, what Obama will really announce is that he will be selectively choosing which immigration laws to stop enforcing. Obama thinks choosing which laws to enforce falls into the category of “things that I can do with my lawful authority as President.”

What a dangerous precedent he is setting here!  And I hope Democrats remember this in 2017.

When Scott Walker becomes President then he can refuse to enforce the rulings of the National Labor Relations Board and proceed to allow states to bust up Public Service Unions.

The next Republican POTUS can instruct the IRS to not enforce the Medical Device Tax.

How about refusing to enforce the employer mandate for Obamacare too?

While we’re at it, let’s instruct the IRS to not collect Corporate Income taxes!

This can be fun!

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A Special Run In My New Shoes

I’ve been running in the same make/model shoe for over 14 years – The Brooks Adrenaline GTS – and Friday was the first time I ever bought them in a color combination that differed from the standard blue/white/silver.


Saturday’s run in these shoes was special but not for the reason I said above. The run was special because I was running with my daughter who recently “officially” became a runner.

How did she “officially” become’ a runner? Before I get to that, here’s some history.

My daughter is 13 years old and admittedly the memories of her time as a baby are a little fuzzy but it seems to me that she ran before she walked. Once she figured out how to move around on two legs versus all fours she ran everywhere. And it wasn’t the gangly toddler type of running. She ran with almost perfect form!

Being a father who loves sports, the visions of soccer or lacrosse college scholarships ran through my head so we didn’t wait too long before signing her up for sports.

During soccer and lacrosse practices it was very apparent that my daughter was the fastest kid on the field. During drills involving pure running she’d always finish first. Even when she was in a U6 co-ed soccer league she was faster than the boys. Parents always must restrain their adoration of their child because we are biased but on the field of competition the kid’s true talent will either be apparent or reality will smack the parents in the face.

But alas team sports were not her thing. My daughter’s athletic skills during practice didn’t translate to the white hot pressure cooker of game day. She didn’t like the attention afforded her when she’d break from the pack and I’d see her slowing up to allow others to catch her so she wouldn’t be the object of everyone’s attention. My daughter’s compassion level is off the charts but her aggressiveness is in the negative territory and she was more interested in making sure everyone on the field had a good time than beating another kid for the ball.

This was frustrating. When I said my daughter ran everywhere I am not exaggerating. She ran to the kitchen. She ran to the bedroom. She ran in the parking lot. She ran in church. It was hard for me to come to terms with the disconnect that I had to yell at her all the time to stop running in public places but when she got on the field of competition she would just prance around the action. After 2 seasons of soccer and 2 seasons of lacrosse my wife and I came to the conclusion that team sports weren’t our daughter’s thing and we should just get over it!

When she entered 8th grade we encouraged her to join the running club and every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday after school the club stays after school to engage in cross country type running drills. It’s not a true cross country team but the program is meant to get kids acclimated to that type of training prior to high school.

After a month or so of steady progression my daughter had a breakthrough last week when the coach challenged the kids to run a mile without stopping and my daughter was one of the few who were able to do that. She was so excited to tell me about this milestone that she informed me that she wanted to run a marathon!

She and I had a long talk about the stress of training for a marathon and how that probably isn’t good for her 13 year old body right now but we can start running 5K’s together and see how that goes and then take up the mileage as she matures.

That was the first time when it hit me that she may actually become one of those weird “runner” creatures like her dad.

A couple of days later my daughter said that she hasn’t been able to run much this week and she wanted to run on Friday after school – Alone, by herself, on the streets of our neighborhood – and sure enough, she ran a short out-and-back 1.2 miles Friday on her own.

That was it! That was the exact moment my daughter “officially” became a runner.

She missed running so much that she wanted to do it on her own time. She could’ve spent that time on her iPad or watching her mindless Disney shows but she decided to lace up her shoes and head out the door for a run.

That is what separates people who run because they HAVE to (in PE, because their parents force them or because a coach tells you to) from people who run because they WANT to. Runners do it for the joy. Runners do it because they like the way they feel during and after a nice run. Runners miss the days they can’t run.

After her 1.2 mile run on Friday my daughter told me that she wanted to run a 2.5 mile course with me on Saturday. <Heart melts>

That run with my daughter was what made my Saturday run so special. It had nothing to do with the shoes but with the person who was running at my side.

I’ve been a runner for over 15 years and I have tons of race t-shirts, finisher medals and bibs lining my drawers in the closet to prove it. I have completed a marathon, organized local races and served in leadership capacities with a local running club so I’ve experienced many highs from this great lifestyle but nothing compared to the day I got the privilege of running with my daughter who recently, like her dad did 15 years ago, decided to become a runner.

During the past 13 years my daughter has watched her dad put on his shoes and go out the door with regularity all through the year in all kinds of weather. She watched me run races early on Thanksgiving, don rain gear to run in a heavy downpour, get up at the crack of dawn on a Saturday to run a race and even run in the rare instance where we get snow down here.

During the Saturday run with my daughter, I kept coming back to something I had noticed these past 13 years. Whenever I got back to the house after each of my races my daughter would always ask me if I won. Of course the answer was always “no” because I’m a very slow runner but she never stopped asking that question.

Silly me thought that she just shook her head and laughed at me while I participated in these seemingly meaningless races (that I NEVER won) but maybe, just maybe, she asked this question for another reason. Maybe she noticed how much joy I got out of running even though I never won any races. Running might not be about the awards but more about the simple act of just running.

She had to have noticed and now she’s joined the club!


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I Still Can’t Explain This

I’m a Type 2 Diabetic and back in July I wrote about how something odd had happened the month before with my blood sugar measurements and by “odd”, I meant good!

Well, it’s been 6 months since that apparent step function down in blood sugar measurements and I’m happy to report that this oddity is now the new normal.

morning blood sugar

evening blood sugar

It is clear from both graphs that the change happened in early June and both morning and evening measurements saw this improvement. With the exception of two spikes (that I explained here and here) my blood sugar measurements are right in the middle of a normal range for someone without Diabetes.

While it is great news that this improvement wasn’t an anomaly, the bad news is I still can’t explain it.

I still follow the same Paleo lifestyle these past 6 months as I did 6 months prior to this change and there was no assignable cause to this.

Did it take that much time of eliminating grains, legumes and dairy to finally allow my body to function the way it was intended to?

Was there some food I subtly eliminated that I didn’t log?

As someone who is a slave to the data, it pains me that I can’t assign a cause to this.

Make no mistake about it – I’m still a Type 2 Diabetic. I periodically test my body out by eating a potato, tortilla or piece of bread to see how my body reacts and sure enough my blood sugars rise above the normal range. My insulin sensitivity has drastically improved but I’m most certainly still a Type 2 Diabetic. But here’s the thing – Even if my body were to totally reset itself, based on my increased energy levels and overall general health, I’d never go back to the way I used to be (eating grains, legumes and dairy).

I’ve been following this Paleo lifestyle in varying degrees for over a year now and I still have more questions than answers but my data clearly show that a Paleo lifestyle can allow a Type 2 Diabetic to have blood sugar measurements in the normal range without medication.

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No, The Economy Isn’t Doing Great

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) issued its October Jobs Report last week and the Unemployment Rate ticked down to 5.8%.

But don’t get too giddy.

As NPR reports, the economic metrics that matter most to Americans are still awaiting this mythical recovery that Team Obama keeps talking about.


“Linda Barrington, executive director of the Institute for Compensation Studies at Cornell University, says they’ve been inching up, barely.”

“Wages and inflation are sort of going hand in hand and have been since the recession, so people aren’t feeling like they’re getting ahead, even if they have a job,” she says.”

Long Term Unemployment Rate

“You know, when you see the longer-term unemployment numbers, those are people who have not given up, who continue to look for work, who want to work,” she says. “But for some reason an employer isn’t seeing what they’re bringing as valuable enough to hire them.”

Labor Force Participation Rate

“A lot of people are giving up,” she says. “They’re not even in the numbers; they’re not in the count. They’ve been looking for jobs for so long and can’t find the jobs that they’re simply not even trying anymore. And that is why you see this [unemployment rate] number below 6 percent looking better than it really is.”

Quit Rate

“The quit rate is still relatively low. Economist Tara Sinclair, with the jobs website Indeed, says we actually want more people quitting their jobs.”

“The reason it’s a good thing for people to be quitting their job is because that suggests that they’re optimistic about their labor market choices,” she says.”

People Who Would Rather Be Employed Full Time

“That number is still very elevated, which suggests that even though the employment numbers look pretty good, if people aren’t getting the type of job that they want there’s still room for improvement,” Sinclair says.”

It’s odd that nowhere in this NPR article does the author attempt to arrive at reasons why we are still waiting for that much expected recovery from the latest recession.

Nothing about increased government regulation, a Federal takeover of the US healthcare system, the highest corporate tax rate in the world, ballooning national debt or exploding entitlement programs.

It’s like these lingering economic problems are just the result of dumb luck or something.
It probably has nothing to do with the guy who has resided at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue for the past 6 years.

At least not according to NPR.

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Climate Activist Loses Big In Midterm Election

There’s no way to sugar coat the shellacking the Democrats took in the 2014 midterm elections. It was awful.

But what makes this election result much more difficult to swallow for the Left is when you take into account the vast amount of political money that was spent by Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) cult members.

From NPR:

Yesterday was a grim one for liberal SuperPacs. One of the biggest spenders was NextGen Climate Action. The group had spent tens of millions of dollars attacking Republicans on the climate change issue in seven contests. NextGen Climate Action is funded mainly by one donor – hedge fund billionaire Tom Steyer. NPR’s Peter Overby takes a closer look at Steyer’s spending and why it didn’t pay off.

PETER OVERBY: All told, Tom Steyer put $74 million into the midterms. Nearly all of it went to NexGen Climate Action, so the question is was that $74 million well invested?

And the delusional response from Tom Styer?

Oh God, yes. Oh my, gosh, there is no – look, the way that we make social change in the United States is through the political process. And there’s no doubt that we’ve heightened this issue incredibly. We built up an incredible base of supporters around the country and we absolutely surfaced it in a way that’s never happened before in elections.

Really? Let’s take another look at the results.

OVERBY: Among the winners last night were four Republicans than NexGen Climate had targeted – Governor Paul LePage in Maine, plus Senators elect Cory Gardner in Colorado and Joni Ernst in Iowa.

OVERBY: Florida was NexGen Climate’s biggest loss. Steyer and his strategists said they met their goal for voter turnout in places they targeted, but Scott more than made up for it in other parts of the state.

NextGen Climate dumped 10’s of millions of dollars into campaigns to prevent Republicans from being elected but they lost miserably. And Steyer says that money was well invested!

Well I agree! I hope the rest of the AGW cult community continues to waste valuable campaign dollars in just such a manner for many years to come.

Meanwhile, the rest of us recognize the AWG cult lies for what they are. Lies.

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For Type 2 Diabetics, There’s No Place like Home

As a Type 2 Diabetic who controls his blood sugars without medication, it’s tough to eat right when I am out of town and consume most of my meals in unfamiliar restaurants.

I recently spent 8 straight days on the road and you can see from the graph below that I struggled with my morning blood sugar measurements being higher than normal. (NOTE – The measurements in the red circle represent days that I spent out of town).

morning blood sugar out of town

And just to be complete – Sleep, exercise and other parts of my daily routine didn’t change when I travelled out of town so the only variable that affected my blood sugar measurements was my diet.

I always try to restrict my choices to stay within the Paleo diet guidelines but I just never know for certain what goes on back there in the kitchen when I’m in an unfamiliar restaurant. They may add sugar, oils from grains, high fructose corn syrup or dairy that isn’t explicitly outlined on the menu.

I have a nice list of restaurants in my local area where I’ve had meals that didn’t raise my blood sugar but that list was compiled after months of trial and error (something I don’t have the luxury of doing when I’m out of town).

It’s tough enough to find Paleo friendly meals in restaurants in your home town but it’s even more difficult when you enter unfamiliar surroundings and this latest trip proved that for me.


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Paleo Workouts Are Good For Blood Sugar Levels

As I’ve written about before, I have adopted the Paleo lifestyle and it has allowed this Type 2 Diabetic to live with normal blood sugar levels without medicine.

Part of this Paleo lifestyle involves exercising like our Paleolithic ancestors did – running fast for short time periods and lifting heavy stuff (preferably not on exercise equipment). So once I adopted this lifestyle I altered my workouts to move away from endurance type activities (long runs, 2 hour bike rides, etc.) and switched to weight training, interval training and other high intensity workouts. This new workout regime has worked well for me but due to work/life duties I rarely have the opportunity to participate in a really intense Paleo style workout so I was excited with the fact that this past weekend presented a chance to really push this mid 40’s body.

We had a large dead tree in our backyard and after contracting a professional to cut it down I requested they leave the main trunk so I could use a chain saw and axe to bust it up into firewood. What’s more Paleolithic than cutting up a tree to get firewood?

chopping wood

I spent 4 hours cutting the tree into smaller sections with a chainsaw and then using an axe, splitting the wood into smaller pieces suitable for a fireplace. I am not going to lie – Every muscle in my body ached after that activity and the following days will brutal as the muscle soreness sets in!

On the day I did this work I checked my blood sugar levels after dinner to see what effect that workout had. It should be noted that normal (non-diabetic) blood sugars 2 hours after a meal can be in the 100-130 mg/dL range and that is where mine normally fall but after that night’s meal – large salad (lettuce, cucumbers, bell peppers, egg, jalapenos, tomatoes, turkey, vinegar and oil) – my blood sugar measurement was 83!

If you think about it, high intensity workouts should benefit your blood sugar levels. After taxing your muscles, your body will have a desire to replenish the fuel in your muscles (glycogen) with any blood sugar it can find and this process of turning blood sugar into glycogen will drop your blood sugar measurements.

I plan to look for more opportunities like this to participate in high intensity Paleolithic workouts.


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Global Temperature Update – October 2014

From NPR:

“The debate over climate change in this country has dramatically shifted over the years. The question is no longer whether climate change exists, but rather what can be done to slow its effects? And the U.S. Department of Defense is asking the same question.”

“This past week, the Pentagon released a report saying that rising temperatures pose an immediate threat to national security, and it outlined a plan to the crisis.”

With all the very real threats in our world (ISIL, Russia, Iran, Ebola, etc.) it’s disturbing to know the Department of Defense (DoD) is burning precious resources to combat a myth pushed by the Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) cult.

Sorry to disappoint NPR and the DoD but no, the question about whether manmade CO2 is causing global temperatures to increase has NOT been settled!

I think it’s time for another update on Earth’s global temperature anomalies and Earth’s atmospheric CO2 levels.

For sure, CO2 levels in the atmosphere are continuing to increase as can be seen from this link.


Now let’s look at the global temperature anomalies from three [3] global temperature data sets – The University of East Anglia Climate Research Unit (CRU), the Remote Sensing System (RSS) and the University of Alabama-Huntsville.

NOTE – The CRU data version 3 (HADCRUT3) that I’ve been using for years was abandoned by CRU in May of 2014 so I started using their latest data set (HADCRUT4) for data starting in January 2014.




As you can see from above, the Earth’s global temperature anomalies have been flat for the past 17+ years.

It gets even worse for the AGW cult when you plot these temperature anomalies against atmospheric CO2 levels (ppm).

hadcrut4 vs co2

rss vs co2

uah vs co2

Just how bad was the AGW prediction on global temperature rise due to atmospheric CO2s?

In 2007, the AGW cult predicted that if we continued to pump an additional 3 ppm of CO2 into the atmosphere every year (what we’re doing right now) then we’d see temperature increases of 0.2°C per decade. Doing the math, that equates to a temperature rise of 0.007°C for every ppm of atmospheric CO2.

Using the graphs above, we see that for the past 17+ years the actual temperature rise per CO2 ppm was 0.0017°C (for CRU), -0.0006°C (for RSS) and 0.0035°C (for UAH). So at best (using the UAH data) the AGW cult predictions were off by a factor of 2 but using the CRU data the predictions were off by a factor of 4. And the RSS data shows a negative correlation to CO2 (more CO2 causes temperatures to decrease) so the AGW cult predictions were totally wrong because the temperature anomalies DECREASED when atmospheric CO2 was increasing.

For those who think I’m “cherry picking” the 17 year time frame, you need to read this peer reviewed paper. It clearly states that we need at least 17 years to gauge the effects of man-made CO2 effects on global temperatures and that is exactly what I’m doing.

“Our results show that temperature records of at least 17 years in length are required for identifying human effects on global-mean tropospheric temperature.”

And we don’t have to look at just temperature anomalies to see how the AGW cult predictions are falling apart. Global sea ice extent graphs of the Arctic and Antarctic are either within the +/- 2 standard deviations of 1981-2010 or way above that level.

arctic sea ice extent

antarctic sea ice extent

The AGW cult predictions are laughable on so many levels but it is almost criminal for news organization like NPR and the Federal government agencies like the DoD to continue to perpetuate this lie from the AGW cult.

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NPR Reveals Obama’s Failures In Iraq

NPR Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman discussed the ongoing US role in Afghanistan with Defense analyst Tom O’Hanlon and General Dubik and at the end of the report there was an interesting bit that slipped through the censors.

O’HANLON: No matter what we’re told about the combat mission ending, we better still expect a dozen or two fatalities in our troops in Afghanistan next year and probably several dozen wounded.

BOWMAN: Still, despite the danger, officials say those thousands of U.S. forces in Afghanistan can prevent a repeat of the failures in Iraq. All U.S. forces withdrew from Iraq in 2011. This summer, the Iraqi army crumbled, opening the door to forces with the group that calls itself the Islamic State – again, General Dubik.

DUBIK: We have to learn from our mistakes in Iraq where we focused too narrowly on the military dimension of security and not the governance dimension of security.

BOWMAN: Now a new Iraqi government is attempting to fix what led to the military’s collapse and rebuild those army units. Hundreds of U.S. military advisers are returning to help.

Sounds like the NPR Pentagon correspondent and a General are saying that Obama’s zeal to pull all troops out of Iraq before a stable local government security presence was established might have been a huge mistake.

But never fear, regular NPR listeners will impose their own filters and blame all this on Bush.

Think I’m joking?

Here was my tweet highlighting this NPR article:

And here was the predictable Leftist reply:

Leftists are very predictable. Nothing is Obama’s fault. All the bad things that have happened since 2009 are all the fault of Bush. According to the noise in their echo chamber Obama was the first POTUS in the history of the United States to be dealt such horrific problems that even he, the smartest guy in the room, couldn’t fix.

Either that or they like to pretend that Obama hasn’t been President of the United States for the past 5+ years.

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New Branch of AGW Cult Science

From NPR:

“Nowadays, when there’s a killer heat wave or serious drought somewhere, people wonder: Is this climate change at work? It’s a question scientists have struggled with for years. And now there’s a new field of research that’s providing some answers. It’s called “attribution science” — a set of principles that allow scientists to determine when it’s a change in climate that’s altering weather events … and when it isn’t.”

Isn’t that just precious?

The same group of anthropogenic global warming (AGW) cult scientists who can’t explain why global temperature anomalies have been flat for 18 years (even though atmospheric CO2 concentrations are continuing to increase) will now tell us, with 100% certainty, whether each weather event is the result of this magical CO2 molecule which comprises 0.04% of our atmosphere.

Just 1 day before this NPR story ran we see another story here where a climate scientist admits that the AGW cult models are deeply flawed since they didn’t predict the lack of warming for the past 18 years.

“You’re going back to a fundamental question of science that when you understand a system, you are able to predict its behavior. The fact that no one predicted what’s happened in the past 18 years indicates we have a long way to go to understand the climate system,” Christy replied.

“And that the way the predictions were wrong were all to one direction, which means the predictions or the science is biased in one direction, toward overcooking the atmosphere.”

The AGW cult doesn’t know how to fix their models to correctly hind cast the past 18 years of no warming but never mind, we should totally trust them to ascertain whether the recent drought, flood, hurricane or tornado was a result of atmospheric CO2.

And NPR reports this story with a straight face.

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Why AGW Cult Scientists Can’t Be Objective

I’ve thought about why the Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) cult lie persists and written about it here but there is a great post by Joe Bastardi that does this topic far better justice.

Read it all but here are a couple of the main quotes:

“For instance, while I’ve read almost everything Dr. Mann has written, how many times has he had hands on experience in making a forecast that has to verify? It’s laughable to think, as a private sector meteorologist whose livelihood depends on being right, that one can separate climate from weather. I realized a long time ago that being able to recognize current patterns from understanding the past (it was drilled into me by my father, a degreed meteorologist) was essential to making a good forecast. The fact many climatologists downplay the relationship, or say they’re different, shows me they don’t know what they’re talking about. In other words, I do what they do, but they don’t do what I do. I read what they write, but they won’t stop to look at the other side.”

“Then there’s another big problem: What if you have all this knowledge, you’ve taken a stand on this, and it’s your whole life – how can you possibly be objective? The climate debate and past weather events are needed building blocks for my product. That product involves a challenge each day. In the case of a PhD on the AGW side, they believe the idea is the product. Destroy the idea, you destroy the product; destroy the product, you destroy the person. Therefore, it’s personal. Your whole life – all the fawning students, the rock star status – is all gone. I would hate to be in that position. Each day I get up, and there it is – the weather challenging me. The answer is the fruit of my labor, not the object of it. Because of that, you’ll look for anything to come up with the correct answer, not just a predetermined one where your self-esteem depends on it.”

AGW cult climate scientists aren’t interested in finding the truth through data or they’d take one look at the graph below and realize that CO2 isn’t a main driver in Earth’s climate over the past 17 years.

rss vs co2

AGW Cult climate scientists are driven by a socio-economical-political cause and they are only interested in reading and conversing on topics in their own echo chamber that support their beliefs.

This approach to science is actually antithesis to real science and these liars should never be taken seriously.

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The Changing Landscape For US Manufacturing

If you are one of those people who wish the US could return to the days when we had a strong manufacturing sector with millions of blue collar jobs then you are going to be disappointed.

As I’ve written about before, these manufacturing jobs are gone and will not be coming back in any appreciable amount. The days of making products that require an army of manual laborers is long gone and it’s not just the story in the US, all industrialized countries see a drop off of manufacturing labor as their economies become advance.

From my earlier post:

“The McKinsey Global Institute has released a study about the future of manufacturing and it is required reading for anyone in that industry as well as policy makers in developed countries.”


And this is to be expected for those of us who subscribe to the notion that the Free Market is the best method for providing the highest quality, lowest cost products that can be delivered in the quickest time.

You can’t say you are a Conservative who believes in the Free Market and then be upset when companies choose to manufacture low tech products in foreign countries that provide cheap labor.   This is the natural progression and a wise country will see this and shift their education to equip its citizens with skills to fill the next niche in the labor market.

From the McKinsey Global Institute study:

“Two key priorities for both governments and businesses are education and the development of skills. Companies have to build their R&D capabilities, as well as expertise in data analytics and product design. They will need qualified, computer-savvy factory workers and agile managers for complex global supply chains. In addition to supporting ongoing efforts to improve public education—particularly the teaching of math and analytical skills—policy makers must work with industry and educational institutions to ensure that skills learned in school fit the needs of employers.”

Unfortunately for us, we have been slow to understand this concept and we are now left with a labor force that is poorly educated and ill equipped to meet the needs of modern manufacturing in the US.

As I’ve written about before, highly technical, automated manufacturing is the future for the US and now NPR has a story that basically says the same thing.

The NPR story tells about how an old Kodak manufacturing plant has been retooled to use automated equipment and a highly skilled workforce to provide valuable products to the market.

Money quotes are here:

“That said, this picture is far from perfect. You look at this factory: making incredible things with machines both old and new, but there’s almost no one here. The factory has more than 16,000 square feet, but only 80 people work here.”

“You look at the folks that are on this floor right now working, they’re highly skilled, and what we want to do is make the work more of a science versus an art.”

“Now, it’s less art, more science. And this is exactly the challenge today. Even when a place like Rochester seems to be figuring it out, this deeper problem remains. There are very few jobs for the blue-collar worker.

“It’s a conundrum Nabil Nasr thinks about every day. He’s the associate provost and director of the Golisano Institute for Sustainability at the Rochester Institute of Technology.”

“Manufacturing today is not what it used to be. In the past, for example, Kodak used to make very sophisticated, high-precision lenses in a very primitive process that was very time-consuming,” Nasr says. “Today, we’re making very sophisticated computerized equipment that can make some of these lenses in a fraction of the time they used to spend in making those lenses before.”

“Where is the blue-collar worker today? What options are there for them?”

“This is a serious issue, and I think there are a lot of people left out of the manufacturing sector, and there are a lot of barriers,” Nasr says.

“There are high-paying openings, he says, but not everyone is qualified for them because they require expertise and education. “They really want to get these jobs but they aren’t able to because it would take them a long time to get there, and they’re not able or willing to actually spend that time to get there,” Nasr says.”

The Free Market is a harsh mistress for those countries and companies that fail to stay on top of the changing trends.

It is sad to see hard working people out of work because the Leftists in our government, who are beholden to the Labor Unions, have held on to the past and refused to recognize the brutal facts that have been hiding in plain sight for decades.

The low skilled labor of the 1960’s and 1970’s has been replaced with the high skilled manufacturing of the 21st century and if we had been able to recognize this 20 years ago we would have a skilled labor force ready to fill the needs of our current manufacturing practices.

Our lack of vision will be our undoing.

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My Advice For The USA Ryder Cup Team In 2016


Spend more time focused on teamwork.

Golf is an individual sport and rarely do the professionals get to participate in a team competition so it’s not surprising that these guys struggle when thrust into this foreign scenario. But I think the lack of teamwork on the US side was the reason we lost the Ryder Cup again.

Before I back this up with data, let’s talk about the three formats that are used in the Ryder Cup.


One golfer from each side pairs off and compete in match play competition. While the coach for each side stays in contact with all the players on the course keeping them up on the current situation so the player knows the stakes of his match, this part of the Ryder Cup isn’t much different than what the professionals do week in and week out on the PGA tour. Yea, it’s Match Play instead of Stroke Play but there are events on the Tour that follow this format so this isn’t outside the comfort zone of a PGA tour player. Not much teamwork involved here.


Each side has a two man team that competes against the other side’s two man team in match play competition and all four players play their own ball until they hole out. Each side takes the best score of the two and that is compared with the other side’s best score to determine who won the hole. It’s true that there is a little bit of team work involved here (For example – if your partner is safely on the green then you can be a little more aggressive with your approach shot, you can get assistance reading greens, etc.) but for the most part these guys are playing a game that isn’t much different than what they do every Thursday – Sunday on the PGA Tour. Again, not a ton of teamwork involved here other than pumping each other up or talking them down from the ledge (not to minimize this of course).


Like Fourball, each side has a two man team that competes against the other side’s two man team in match play competition but this time each side follows an alternate shot format (player A tees off, player B hits the 2nd shot and so on until they hole out). This format is way outside the comfort zone of the typical PGA professional because they rarely play this way except for a chosen 12 every two years in the Ryder Cup. This is the area where we stumbled in 2014 and that failure shows the lack of teamwork on our side.

Here are the Team USA results for the 2014 Ryder Cup (Win-Loss-Halved) and I think you can see what I’m talking about.


Fourball – 2-1-1

Foursomes – 0-3-1


Fourball – 2-1-1

Foursomes – 0-3-1


Singles – 4-5-3

Team USA lost 11-1/2 to 16-1/2 and if we would’ve split the W/L on the Foursomes (instead of losing 6 we would’ve won 3) the result would’ve been 14-1/2 to 13-1/2 and we would’ve won the Ryder Cup.

Amateur golfers play on teams in local tournaments all the time whether it’s Captains’ Choice/Scramble format or the multitude of variations on that concept (i.e. Modified Pinehurst, Dog Fight, modified Stableford, etc.). Most of the local club tournaments require partners and that is why even a lowly 14 handicapper like myself can watch this year’s Ryder Cup and easily determine the one area that our professionals need to improve on in 2016.

I’ve played in alternate shot formats and it is the most difficult for me to compete in. There is an immense amount of pressure knowing that the result of my next golf shot will be what my partner has to hit next.

All kinds of thoughts run through my mind.

Don’t shank it.

Don’t put it in the rough.

Don’t hit it fat and put the ball in the water.

Don’t leave this putt 4 feet short.

It is one of the most pressure packed formats for me because I have a strong desire to help my team mate out and I can easily let that pressure overwhelm me.

Not to mention the fact that team work is hyper critical in this format. You have to break the tendencies you’ve followed for most all of your golf life in which you hit your shots to play into your own strengths.  In an alternate shot format you must know your partner’s golf game and hit your shots to set them up to favor their strengths – not your own.

I’m sure the pros are no different than us lowly amateurs in that regard and that’s why I am suggesting that whoever coaches the team in 2016 put an extra emphasis on this aspect of the Ryder Cup.


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