If Ron Paul never runs for president again, he can always get an anchor gig on RT. The patriotic American's latest "Texas Straight Talk" column is a Putin paean to all the ways in which the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was America's fault.
Of course, Paul and his conspiracy-minded cohorts have rushed to Russia's aid before, most recently in denying that there was anything untoward or undemocratic in Russia's invasion and annexation of Eastern Ukraine. But now he's onto some level one Alex Jones stuff.
"While western media outlets rush to repeat government propaganda on the event, there are a few things they will not report," Paul wrote yesterday, before launching into a heartfelt tirade that mirrors Russian government propaganda quite nicely.....CONTD
"They will not report how similar this is to last summer's US claim that the Assad government in Syria had used poison gas against civilians in Ghouta".
Oh, #$%$ me.
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I don't think this paper shows what the blog author claims it shows. I'll bet that, if you showed the blog post to the authors of the paper they would say the same
The 15 ppmv (3.75%) figure that the blog post latches on to is not the total emitted componen of CO2. It's not even the total emitted component for the Western European region this study focuses on. It's the average spatial gradient in fossil fuel CO2 concentrations over the study region. This rather large spatial gradient is an indication that fossil fuel CO2 emissions are taking place in the study region. But note again it's a gradient, not an absolute. It's saying that in some areas fossil fuel CO2 is 15 ppmv higher than in other areas. It doesn't say that fossil fuel CO2 goes from 0 ppm in un-polluted areas to 15 ppmv in polluted areas, which is what the blog post seems to think
Yeah, that was my understanding of the paper, too. It was actually quite difficult to read, as it was obviously written for an expert audience.
The use of the word "gradient" when describing the fossil fuel CO2 concentrations, and the explicit reference to, and support of, previous studies which measured globally averaged CO2 concentrations from fossil fuels were the dead giveaways.
Funny, because if anyone actually bothered to read the paper they would realise it doesn't say anything like that at all.
Now you believe the models? Also ACP is an open journal where anybody can make comments during the discussion stage. That's where the discussion should take place not in a half-brain deniers blog
Oh the irony....
Calling alarmists dumb while simultaneously misinterpreting a study because you're too dumb to read and understand it.
amazing how unskeptical yall are of blogs but totally skeptical of all science journals.
anti vaxxers, big footers and the rest are just like that.
Spin provided by....."Andrew Bolt has no scientific credibility, Hockey Schtick has no credibility, anyone who quotes or links to either has no credibility."
ANDREW Bolt is Australia's loudest and most popular climate science doubt-spreader who just loves to stoke the fires of environmental conspiracy theorists with his daily splurge of blog posts and his weekly radio and TV shows.
The blogger and columnist in the Murdoch-owned News Ltd press describes climate change as a "religious movement" and says climate scientists are part of a global conspiracy.
Bolt allows his commenters to refer to the United Nations as the "United Nazis" and regularly joins the "one world government" conspiracy theorists while pulling quotes out of context to insinuate "warmists" have ambitions of totalitarian "global management". He maligns solar power at every opportunity and claims wind farms are an "insult to the intelligence".
(It's a very surprising story and worth reading. An excerpt)
I had two reactions to this: First, of course, I rolled my eyes. How silly; how twee; how perfectly San Francisco, this toast. And second, despite myself, I felt a little thrill of discovery. How many weeks would it be, I wondered, before artisanal toast made it to Brooklyn, or Chicago, or Los Angeles? How long before an article appears in Slate telling people all across America that they’re making toast all wrong? How long before the backlash sets in?
For whatever reason, I felt compelled to go looking for the origins of the fancy toast trend. How does such a thing get started? What determines how far it goes? I wanted to know. Maybe I thought it would help me understand the rise of all the seemingly trivial, evanescent things that start in San Francisco and then go supernova across the country—the kinds of products I am usually late to discover and slow to figure out. I’m not sure what kind of answer I expected to turn up. Certainly nothing too impressive or emotionally affecting. But what I found was more surprising and sublime than I could have possibly imagined.
IF THE DISCOVERY OF artisanal toast had made me roll my eyes, it soon made other people in San Francisco downright indignant. I spent the early part of my search following the footsteps of a very low-stakes mob. “$4 Toast: Why the Tech Industry Is Ruining San Francisco” ran the headline of an August article on a local technology news site called VentureBeat.
“Flaunting your wealth has been elevated to new lows,” wrote the author, Jolie O’Dell. “We don’t go to the opera; we overspend on the simplest facets of life.” For a few weeks $4 toast became a rallying cry in the city’s media—an instant parable and parody of the shallow, expensive new San Francisco—inspiring thousands of shares on Facebook, several follow-up articles, and a petition to the mayor’s office demanding relief from the city’s high costs of living
Described as "fearless" and "an old spirit," 12-year-old Robby Eimers is on a mission to help the homeless.
His efforts to serve the needy began three years ago when his grandmother Cindy Kostukoff took him to a homeless warming center in downtown Detroit. There, they passed out coats and blankets — which Robby bought with his own allowance and birthday money — to the people looking to escape the winter cold.
What Kostukoff initially thought would be a one-time act of kindness lit a fire in Robby.
"He said, 'Grandma, we need to do more,'" Kostukoff told NBC News. The two started to go more regularly – first once every other month and then once month until eventually visiting the homeless every Saturday.
Now, each week Robby and his grandmother start organizing on Friday for Saturday’s trip to help the homeless. They gather clothing and other items, such as toiletries or back-packs. They then pack bagged meals with a sandwich, a bottle of water and a snack. Some weeks Robby and his grandmother even serve hot food, like hot dogs or fried fish.
Robby still purchases many of the items himself, and for the people he helps the supplies can make a world of difference.
"Any little thing can save a person's life," Robby said. "Like, if a person's like dehydrated, if you even just give them a water, that will save their life — or if somebody starving to death, then a hot dog can save their life."
"I want to be the president when I grow up," Robby said. "I'll help the homeless when I'm president. I'll try to end homelessness."
The ultimate goal is to achieve an intuitive grasp of the concepts presented. You're obviously not there yet!
All of those quotes are fake. Hoaxes.
Only an idiot would post them.
Bob Marley and the Wailers - I Shot The Sheriff - 11/30/79 - Oakland Auditorium
Continuing on its march on the path to all-things-streaming dominance, YouTube channel the Music Vault has announced it will offer over 13,000 live music videos for free on its page, which is dedicated solely to concerts and live recordings.
The footage added in the past day or so spans all genres of music and the last five decades. Music Vault says it has already uploaded over 2,000 hours of content. The performances range from one-off songs to full concerts that can last hours. On the channel, you’ll find everything from Peter Frampton’s “Baby, I Love Your Way” to an entire Metallica show and everything in between.
The Music Vault apparently spent the last two years remastering and editing many of the videos uploaded, so as to differentiate them from the hordes of other live videos available already on YouTube (many of which these days are shaky and have poor sound quality, as is to be expected with cellphone videos). The Music Vault wants to make itself the destination for high quality concert videos for every generation.
In addition, the company hopes that the videos will be a way for people of all ages to discover music. To help people in their search for new (or, not so new) bands, the channel has many different kinds of playlists, including Entertainment Weekly#$%$ from the vault and Paste Magazine’s recent collection. There are also specialized channels for artists like Santana and Lynyrd Skynyrd as well as for genres such as jazz and blues.
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Cliven Bundy's Home on the Range - Mark Fiore
IOW, one should infer, that I nailed the game -- while xtgem's sounds like he was plagiarizing a telephone book :) Worse than that. I mean, how could anyone give one of he greatest games such a sterile thus borderline obtuse review? "Great effort by Howard"...omg.