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#6374855 2019 Rock & Roll HOF inductees

Posted by posty on Yesterday, 09:20 AM

About time Def Leppard got in...


#6374363 California's newest tax target: Texting

Posted by posty on 12 December 2018 - 02:14 PM

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Nope, not turning it off...

I hate sites that do this...


#6374090 Carson Wentz to miss Week 15

Posted by posty on 12 December 2018 - 11:23 AM

picked up files to block my opponent who has wentz and cousins.


Who is this Files character?


#6373668 MLB offseason

Posted by posty on 11 December 2018 - 02:54 PM

Call Lou Brown at Tire World and see if he'll manage the club.


Gee, I don't know...

Let me get back to you, will ya, Charlie? I got a guy on the other line asking about some white walls.


#6370412 New Study: Climate Change report from the White House

Posted by posty on 06 December 2018 - 12:39 PM

So if the oceans and stuff will rise because of all of this "climate global change", or whatever they call it now, why did Al Gore buy a house right by the ocean?

Another thing, what is the optimum temperature and climate of the Earth? Did someone read the user's manual? If not, who decided what was "optimal"?

This is why this is a farce and just fear-mongering to get more money from the people... No one knows what is "optimal" and no one ever will...


#6370345 Having a baby today

Posted by posty on 06 December 2018 - 10:57 AM

Sitting in the hospital with the Mrs. Waiting to go in for a c section.


Is it hers?


#6366403 New Study: Climate Change report from the White House

Posted by posty on 30 November 2018 - 09:23 AM

Obama official helped prepare dire National Climate Assessment

https://www.washingt...repare-dire-na/

A former Obama administration official with ties to a liberal advocacy group funded by Democratic megadonors George Soros and Tom Steyer helped prepare the Fourth National Climate Assessment, whose dire predictions have since been attacked as overblown.

Andrew Light, who worked on the 2015 Paris accord negotiations as a senior adviser to the U.S. Special Envoy on Climate Change under Secretary of State John F. Kerry, served as a review editor for the assessment, overseeing the pivotal final chapter that concluded under a worst-case scenario that global warming could wipe out as much as 10 percent of the U.S. economy by 2100.

Now a senior fellow at the World Resources Institute, Mr. Light also spent five years as senior fellow and director of international climate policy at the Center for American Progress, which was founded and now led by longtime Democratic insider John Podesta. The center is also financed by liberal billionaires such as Mr. Soros and Mr. Steyer.

The involvement of Mr. Light and other figures known for their climate change advocacy has raised questions about the credibility of the report, which has been widely depicted as a politically neutral, scientific document prepared by disinterested specialists from 13 federal agencies.

Roger A. Pielke Jr., University of Colorado Boulder environmental studies professor, criticized the decision to bring in Mr. Light, as well as the report’s reliance for the 10 percent figure on a 2017 study funded in part by Mr. Steyer’s Next Generation and Bloomberg Philanthropies.

“The question remains, whose idea was it to have John Podesta’s climate adviser and Obama political appointee be in charge of the review of the most important chapter, which leans heavily on Tom Steyer research?” Mr. Pielke said in an email.

Mr. Light directed questions about his role to the U.S. Global Change Research Program, which is required by Congress to prepare a new assessment no less than every four years. The program did not immediately return messages requesting comment.

“I was appointed in my capacity as a professor at George Mason University, where I have worked since 2008,” Mr. Light said in an email. “Any questions about decisions on who was or was not appointed to one of the chapter author teams should be directed to the U.S. Office of Global Change Research, because that is the office that put together those teams.”

Mr. Light has no formal academic scientific credentials — he earned his Ph.D. in philosophy — but noted that he completed a three-year postdoctoral research fellowship in environmental risk assessment.

“I believe I was selected as a Review Editor because for over fifteen years I have been working on domestic and international environmental, climate, and energy policy,” he said. “I have authored or co-authored over a dozen policy reports in this area, participated and led several important dialogues and projects in this field, and made substantial contributions to climate and energy agreements.”

Mr. Light denied being in charge of the chapter, saying it would be “inaccurate to say that I was responsible for any of the content.”

He made the media rounds after the report was released, with both CBS News and Bloomberg News calling him the report’s “co-author,” which he said was incorrect.

The report lists more than 200 authors and contributors, most of them federal employees but also dozens from universities, advocacy groups, foundations, think tanks and consulting firms specializing in advising governments and businesses on climate change adaptation and resilience.

The advocacy groups include the Union of Concerned Scientists, National Wildlife Federation, Nature Conservancy, Ocean Conservancy, and Arctic Institute. Others involved with the report are affiliated with the Brookings Institution, the Paulson Institute, and the Rand Corp., as well as the Kresge and Packard foundations.

Absent were prominent scientists affiliated with top research universities who have challenged catastrophic climate scenarios, such as John Christy, Judith Curry, William Happer, Richard Lindzen, Roger A. Pielke Sr. and Roy Spencer.

Mr. Light said review editors were selected by the National Climate Assessment federal steering committee from candidates nominated by others or themselves.

“Anyone could be nominated for the role of Review Editor or they could self-nominate,” he said.

The report landed President Trump on the hot seat, in part for its ominous findings, in part because it was released on Black Friday, fueling accusations that the administration wanted to bury the damning assessment.

Environmental groups reacted with calls for swift action to avoid the scenarios laid out in the report, including as many as 9,300 climate-related deaths per year by 2100 and an increase in extreme weather events.

“This assessment, put forth by Donald Trump’s own government, continues to make it clear that if we don’t act now, the catastrophic effects of climate change will reshape the United States and the world for those of us alive today and for generations to come,” the Sierra Club said in a statement.

Mr. Trump dismissed the assessment, saying, “I don’t believe it,” prompting CNN to scold him for “dismissing his own experts.”

Skeptics, meanwhile, have blasted the report as “tripe” (Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore), a “400-page pile of crap” (Heartland Institute’s John Dunn), “irrelevant” (JunkScience’s Steven J. Milloy), and “baseless scaremongering” (Watts Up With That’s Eric Worrall).

“The National Climate Assessment report reads like a press release from environmental pressure groups — because it is,” said Marc Morano, author of “The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change.”

He described two of the authors — Texas Tech professor Katharine Hayhoe and Donald J. Wuebbles of the University of Illinois — as “longtime Union of Concerned Scientist activists.”

“These are not ‘Trump’s own scientists’ as the media likes to claim,” Mr. Morano said. “The key authors are in fact left-wing environmental activists with the Union of Concerned Scientists, Center for American Progress, and the Obama Administration. And they cited outlier studies funded by Steyer and [Michael] Bloomberg.”

The 2017 study, which appeared in the journal Science, was cited to support the claim of a possible 10 percent decline in U.S. gross domestic product by the end of the century, a scenario decried by critics as highly improbable.

The report concluded that reducing climate change under a more extreme scenario versus a lesser one would mean fewer deaths and fewer lost labor hours. The avoided health impacts would represent “domestic benefits of mitigation on the order of tens to hundreds of billions of dollars per year.”

“These figures, as clearly identified in the references in the report, were not derived from one study but from a number of sources, primarily an EPA study from 2017,” he said.

Mr. Pielke, who has described climate change as “real” and Mr. Trump as “wrong” on the issue, said the estimate was not only “implausible,” but also was contradicted elsewhere in the assessment.

“The report obviously fell short in its quality control,” Mr. Pielke said. “Why this happened should be explored, but clearly it would have benefited from expanding its leadership beyond the ‘climate club.’”


#6365665 'I DON'T CARE!': Leftist Sunny Hostin explodes after learning...

Posted by posty on 29 November 2018 - 11:27 AM

https://www.dailywir...r-ryan-saavedra

Leftist Sunny Hostin admitted on Wednesday that she does not care about the poor treatment the Obama administration gave to migrants because she only cares about what the Trump administration is doing.

In a segment on ABC's "The View" talking about the recent incident where tear gas was used on migrants who threw rocks at U.S. Border Patrol agents, conservatives Abby Huntsman and Meghan McCain highlighted the media's hypocrisy in their coverage for largely ignoring worse actions from the Obama administration. NewsBusters reports:

Citing the National Review, Whoopi began by pointing out that the conservative outlet argued that when President Obama tear-gassed illegal immigrants crossing the border, no one made a fuss like they are doing now in the media. But co-host Joy Behar was reticent to believe that Obama did such a thing.

"Do they have a photo like that when Obama was in office?" Behar asked while showing a picture of a woman running from tear gas with her two kids.

"Homeland Security data does validate that, that it happened multiple times, more than once a month, in fact, during the Obama years," McCain responded.

Huntsman went even further, saying: "In that piece, it said over a period of four months in 2014 under the Obama years HHS allegedly placed a number of unaccompanied children into the hands of a ring of human traffickers, who forced them to work on egg farms in and around Ohio, leading to a federal and criminal indictment. According to the indictment, the minors victims were forced to work six and seven hours a week, 12 hours per day. These are the things we dont talk about."

Hostin exploded.

"The last I checked President Obama is no longer in office," Hostin said, as she became visibly angry. "President Trump is in office!"

"And he's destroying the country!" Behar added.

"I don't care what Obama did!" Hostin continued. "I care what Trump is doing right here right now!"


I know who? Yeah I don't know either, but this basically is what America is at the moment... Anything Trump = bad, even if Obama did something similar...


#6365608 Mom accuses Southwest Airlines employee of publicly mocking her 5-year-old...

Posted by posty on 29 November 2018 - 09:57 AM

My SD went to school with a girl whose name was spelled La-A. Pronounced La-dash-a. Get it? :doh:


https://www.snopes.c...act-check/le-a/


#6365596 Mom accuses Southwest Airlines employee of publicly mocking her 5-year-old...

Posted by posty on 29 November 2018 - 09:47 AM

https://www.yahoo.co...-131855912.html

Traci Redford said she was boarding a Southwest Airlines flight home to El Paso, Texas, with her 5-year-old daughter when she overheard an airline employee mocking the little girls name, Abcde (pronounced ab-city). Now the airline has apologized to the mom and daughter in a public statement.

The incident occurred at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, Calif., according to news affiliate ABC7 in Los Angeles. The Redfords were preboarding as they usually do because Abcde is epileptic when the Southwest Airlines gate agent started laughing and pointing at the child and making fun of her unique name to fellow airline employees. "I turned around and said, 'Hey, if I can hear you, my daughter can hear you, so Id appreciate if youd just stop, Redford told ABC7.

Redford said her daughter was within ear shot and asked her, "'Mom, why is she laughing at my name?'" according to ABC 7. "I said, 'You know, honey, not everybody is nice. And not everyone's gonna be nice, and it's unfortunate,'"

What Redford didn't find out until later, though, is that the unidentified employee also took a picture of the girl's boarding pass and posted it on Facebook to take her name shaming public. But another social media user alerted the mom of the post after reporting it to Southwest Airlines. Redford then issued a formal complaint to Southwest Airlines and pursued it for two weeks but never got a response.

So she took her complaint to ABC7. In a video interview, she recounted the incident. Since then, Southwest Airlines has issued a public apology to Redford and her daughter. The statement reads:

"We extend our sincere apology to the family. We take great pride in extending our Southwest Hospitality to all of our Customers, which includes living by the Golden Rule and treating every individual with respect, in person or online. The post is not indicative of the care, respect, and civility we expect from all of our Employees. We have followed up with the Employee involved, and while we do not disclose personnel actions publicly, we are using this as an opportunity to reinforce our policies and emphasize our expectations for all Employees."

Yahoo Lifestyle has reached out to Southwest Airlines to find out whether the worker is still employed by the company, and to Redford to find out if the airline or employee ever reached out to her directly. We will update this post when we hear back.


Well maybe if you didn't give your kid a really, really stupid name, this wouldn't happen...


#6360500 Crazy Ass Names ( NFL Edition )

Posted by posty on 19 November 2018 - 12:27 PM

Halapoulivaati Vaitai, OT, Eagles


#6351794 Mid-Term Results

Posted by posty on 06 November 2018 - 04:24 PM

Are we being "excellent to each other"?


#6350696 Set your clocks back an hour on Sunday...

Posted by posty on 05 November 2018 - 10:09 AM

Got my VCRs all changed...


#6345624 Halloween movies

Posted by posty on 29 October 2018 - 11:26 AM

Tucker and Dale vs Evil


#6342012 Whoever won the mega millions

Posted by posty on 24 October 2018 - 09:22 AM

It sucks that South Carolina is one of the states that you don't have to come forward... That should be a requirement...