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Cops Asked For Cell Phone Data More Than 1 Million Times Last Year

Cops Asked For Cell Phone Data More Than 1 Million Times Last Year

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 19:32:16 in Politics

“"$26 million in fees?"

"The data requests, which can be made by everyone from local cops to the FBI, are facilitated by a 1986 law called the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, which in many cases allows data content to be accessed on the simple say-so of law enforcement, without a warrant."

No. It's anyone with a LAW ENFORCEMENT LICENSE, like a security guard, or maybe a private investigator.

You gotta' ask: how many of those requests were about their girlfriends and boyfriends?”
Cold Snap Hits Large Swath Of U.S., Leaving Thousands Without Power

Cold Snap Hits Large Swath Of U.S., Leaving Thousands Without Power

Commented Dec 7, 2013 at 22:14:35 in Green

“It's called global cooling. The 24th solar cycle is low, and it's not going to get any warmer until 2020 when the cycle ends and the 25th comes in. That is predicted to be even cooler, but that cannot be ascertained until 2018.”

Ed VanDyke on Dec 7, 2013 at 22:53:08

“It's called WINTER! It happens every year, and every one is a little different. This one looks like this so far. ;)”
This Single Word Captures How The World Feels About Nelson Mandela

This Single Word Captures How The World Feels About Nelson Mandela

Commented Dec 5, 2013 at 23:32:23 in World

“I visited it too. I stood in his cell and looked out at that yard. The pale green metal walls.”
Climate Change's Biggest Threats Are Those We Aren't Ready For: Report

Climate Change's Biggest Threats Are Those We Aren't Ready For: Report

Commented Dec 5, 2013 at 23:28:58 in Green

http://www.skepticalscience.com? You kidding me? The website started in 2010 by John Cook, the cartoonist and website designer who is now getting a master's degree on Psychology while a Fellow on climate at a university in Australia? Or Ron/Roy? Painter, the ex-cop for whom climate change is a hobby?

John Cook's paper (crowd-sourced if you can believe it)
http://iopscience.iop.org/1748-9326/8/2/024024/article

"We find that 66.4% of abstracts [approx 11,500 abstracts since 1990] expressed no position on AGW, 32.6% endorsed AGW, 0.7% rejected AGW and 0.3% were uncertain about the cause of global warming. Among abstracts expressing a position on AGW, 97.1% endorsed the consensus position that humans are causing global warming."

Here's the math on that logic. Ask your son if I am correct about the math:

32.6% pro + 0.7% against + 0.3% uncertain = 33.6%

32.6/33.6 = 0.970238095

He just threw out the 66.4%.

32.6% endorsed human-caused global warming.

67.4% did not endorse human-caused global waming, or stated no position. (Read the paper.)
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I read the journals, and then read the papers if I can find them without spending a fortune. I currently have 5,111 files in my Climate folder, including articles on the arguments pro and con. Nothing has been resolved yet. If your son is attending the Univ of Wisconsin, he can tell you that the first Climate Science PhD was created there in 1979. A young, young science.”
Climate Change's Biggest Threats Are Those We Aren't Ready For: Report

Climate Change's Biggest Threats Are Those We Aren't Ready For: Report

Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 04:20:32 in Green

“I'll bet you haven't read a peer-reviewed climate science paper in your life, and follow the scientific replications from it.”

jnlttlbear on Dec 4, 2013 at 05:19:52

“Oh forgot to mention - but HERE is where I have found most of those peer-related papers you mentioned earlier. I find it quite interesting that out of the 121 world-renowned climate scientists, only 35 of them have "nay-sayer" opinions on climate-change. Gotta love them odds now don't you?

Some very interesting stuff here by the way. Have you followed the money trail on any of these fellows??

http://www.skepticalscience.com/peerreviewedskeptics.php?s=195

jnlttlbear on Dec 4, 2013 at 04:46:54

“You would be wrong midtown. Add to that, my son is going after his PhD at the University of Wisconsin in Madison - a scientist - and we have many discussions regarding the change in climate. Can you AFFORD to be wrong midtown? Can any of us?

What will you say caused the state of Montana to lose it's fly-fishing tourist industry when the rivers and streams are too warm and the fish are dead? That is just around the corner, geologically speaking.... Based on what I've just read of your opinion(s), I'm sure you'll think of something.

And please DO supply me with the peer-reviewed citations you have read... I would be delighted to read them. Thanks!”
Climate Change's Biggest Threats Are Those We Aren't Ready For: Report

Climate Change's Biggest Threats Are Those We Aren't Ready For: Report

Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 04:17:40 in Green

“The earth's rotation and the Coriolus Effect control the winds, and they in turn react to atmospheric pressures. That can cause precipitation, or not.
http://science.howstuffworks.com/science-vs-myth/everyday-myths/rotation-earth-toilet-baseball3.htm

Droughts in CA's Central Valley are usually controlled by ENSO, either El Nino or La Nina.”
Uruguayan President Asks World To Help Him Legalize Weed

Uruguayan President Asks World To Help Him Legalize Weed

Commented Dec 3, 2013 at 11:02:14 in Latino Voices

“Yeah, give me a second and I will get you the links. BTW, if you know anyone who smokes cigarettes, tell them to have a joint every two weeks, max a month. To protect their lungs. I can't believe I am writing this. I was a marijuana hater for three decades. Now I want it legalized yesterday. Another thing: California produces 3/4 of what is sold nationally. The Mexican cartels are growing on public land, hauling up poor Mexicans to watch the crops. They are using pesticides from Mexico. 1/2 teas (IIRC) will kill a 200-pound man. I will include that long article. Just scroll to the bottom.

The first link is what you want. You can investigate from there.
http://www.alternet.org/story/9257/?page=entire
Read this:
http://www.counterpunch.org/2008/05/03/the-greatest-story-never-told/
For Dr. Guzman's paper:
Google: CANNABINOIDS: POTENTIAL ANTICANCER AGENTS Dr. Manuel Guzman

Watch 'Run From the Cure'. If you know anyone who has cancer, make them watch this. Then go to phoenix tears.ca NOT .com and poke around to find out what strain to grow. It is legal to buy seeds. The best for the medicine are from England. It's on this site.
http://phoenixtears.ca/video-library/

The article about the CA grows with Mexican cartels. Scroll to bottom. Alert your friends and your friends' children.
http://www.theweeklings.com/kago/2013/03/12/the-mexican-connection-part-i-cannabis-wrecks/

Pete A Lund on Dec 4, 2013 at 00:01:18

“excellent, thx.....yeah see I figured the cartels were pumping s*** into their stuff.....great stuff though thx,.... here in MN I believe we decriminalized it, but we havent legalized it yet. We just cant be arrested for it in small quantities, but we also still cant have it in a store for sale.”
Uruguayan President Asks World To Help Him Legalize Weed

Uruguayan President Asks World To Help Him Legalize Weed

Commented Dec 3, 2013 at 06:49:35 in Latino Voices

“Let everyone grow two or three plants at home. The NIH determined in 1974 (after a study at the Univ of Virginia with 2500 participants) that marijuana is the greatest anti-tumor drug known to man. President Ford promptly had that scientific info removed from Pubmed and all the medical research hospitals and libraries.”

Pete A Lund on Dec 3, 2013 at 07:09:21

“wow thats interesting, can it be found on the web?”
Top-Secret Document Reveals NSA Spied On Porn Habits As Part Of Plan To Discredit 'Radicalizers'

Top-Secret Document Reveals NSA Spied On Porn Habits As Part Of Plan To Discredit 'Radicalizers'

Commented Nov 27, 2013 at 05:31:27 in Politics

“Why do we even bother to have different branches of the government if the NSA and consequently the entire Executive Branch has access to the phone numbers, calls, messages, emails, and online viewing habits of every other member of the government and their families?”
Here's The Video To Share With Anybody Who Still Buys Into 9/11 Truther Stuff

Here's The Video To Share With Anybody Who Still Buys Into 9/11 Truther Stuff

Commented Nov 26, 2013 at 21:51:28 in Politics

“Yeah, he and his brain right on top of a pau-pau platter.”
Here's The Video To Share With Anybody Who Still Buys Into 9/11 Truther Stuff

Here's The Video To Share With Anybody Who Still Buys Into 9/11 Truther Stuff

Commented Nov 26, 2013 at 21:49:35 in Politics

“This proves to me that Chomsky is teaching past his end date.”
Americans Are Convinced Climate Change Is Connected To Stronger Storms, Poll Says

Americans Are Convinced Climate Change Is Connected To Stronger Storms, Poll Says

Commented Nov 24, 2013 at 18:14:02 in Green

“The observable satellite data says you're wrong. Not the models. The observable satellite data. Here's one, using the RSS data used by every serious climate scientist, atmospheric physicist and meteorologist in the world:
http://www.woodfortrees.org/plot/rss/from:1996.8/plot/rss/from:1996.8/trend”

BestICanTell on Nov 24, 2013 at 19:29:20

“The years since the turn of the century have been among the MOST active in the North Atlantic basin, both in terms of the actual number of storms AND the total energy contained in those storms. Those years have also produced five of the six most costly in terms of damage on the US mainland in inflation-adjusted dollars.”
Americans Are Convinced Climate Change Is Connected To Stronger Storms, Poll Says

Americans Are Convinced Climate Change Is Connected To Stronger Storms, Poll Says

Commented Nov 24, 2013 at 18:06:42 in Green

“In other words, the world is getting cooler.”
Americans Are Convinced Climate Change Is Connected To Stronger Storms, Poll Says

Americans Are Convinced Climate Change Is Connected To Stronger Storms, Poll Says

Commented Nov 24, 2013 at 18:06:00 in Green

“It's the difference in temperatures that does it. When the arctic becomes unusually cold (as it did starting around August 8th this year; it went to freezing) and the temperature gradient, or temperature difference, between the equator and pole becomes greater, then the Jet Stream can change from zonal to meridional flow. (This usually happens in May and November, but not always. When the arctic is warmer, the Jet Stream flow is more zonal, west to east, and you don't get the storms.) Meridional means more north to south. For example, last week the Jet Stream was moving cold arctic air into Mexico. And this high pressure system was blocked against what the Weather Channel called the 'tropical Jet Stream' , the low pressure system coming from the equator. When the warm air is trapped under the cold air and the earth is rotating, the winds turn it into storms. Think of it as a clash between the air pressure systems. This is a highly simplistic way of describing it because the Coriolis Effect comes into to play in addition to the rotation of the earth and other other wind patterns like the Hadley cells.

If the entire planet was 62 F or 82 F, we would never have any storms, because there wouldn't be any be any temperature gradient (meteorological term) or difference in the temperatures, to cause the storms. That's why we had fewer Cat 5 hurricanes and tornadoes in the last 1/2 of the 20th C.”

Arielifan on Nov 25, 2013 at 12:44:51

“I understand what you are saying, I'm not so sure you are understanding me.

AGW doesn't mean that the earth becomes a unified temperature.”
Americans Are Convinced Climate Change Is Connected To Stronger Storms, Poll Says

Americans Are Convinced Climate Change Is Connected To Stronger Storms, Poll Says

Commented Nov 24, 2013 at 17:51:02 in Green

“No, it's NOT "The greater the DIFFERENCE between temps in the Arctic and sub-Arctic." You did not understand the article.

It's the temperature gradient, or temperature difference, between the EQUATOR and the POLE. Not the sub-arctic. The velocity is controlled by the rotation of the earth and the Coriolis Effect. During the early winter if the arctic air is extremely cold, it creates a high pressure system and can push the Jet Steam into a meridional flow (happened with Sandy, btw) and it hits the warm equatorial air (low pressure), as it did last week pushing the arctic air down to Mexico. The difference between the two temperatures can create severe storms when they are blocked like that.
Watch the Weather Channel guy explain it. http://www.weather.com/news/weather-winter/winter-storm-boreas-southwest-texas-oklahoma-kansas-northeast-20131122

Or you can read about it here and follow the links: http://www.theweatherprediction.com/habyhints/159/

jimspy on Nov 24, 2013 at 18:19:55

“I think we're arguing over a distinction without a difference. By "sub-arctic" I meant everything that "isn't the Arctic." But I maintain that the main engine is going to be the air most proximate to the Arctic, in other words, the temperate latitudes (which are warmer BECAUSE of equatorial air movements - the Hadley circulation, for one thing. But the point is that the jet stream is driven by this temperature gradient, or differential. The velocity is PARTIALLY driven by the Coriolis effect, and partially by the delta-T. Again, this is new research. Watch my link. Neither of yours contradicts it.”
Iran Nuclear Deal Talks Underway In Geneva

Iran Nuclear Deal Talks Underway In Geneva

Commented Nov 24, 2013 at 17:34:35 in World

“Exactly, Tsadik.”

Tsadik on Nov 26, 2013 at 03:31:42

“I meant us as in Israel, I'm Israeli.”
13 Awe-Inspiring Facts About The Environment

13 Awe-Inspiring Facts About The Environment

Commented Nov 24, 2013 at 17:29:56 in Green

“Name the toxic chemicals and the amounts by %.

[yet_mung is right. It's sand and water. I don't have a TV. It broke over a year ago and I don't feel like replacing it, so I have no clue what Fox News says. I read source docs instead. You should try it because you are woefully misinformed.]”
JFK's Assassination Video Was Kept From The Public For 12 Years. Here's What We Saw When It Aired.

JFK's Assassination Video Was Kept From The Public For 12 Years. Here's What We Saw When It Aired.

Commented Nov 24, 2013 at 17:26:27 in Politics

“That drawing I linked to was from the official Warren Commission Report. It is the official US government drawing in the report, not some made-up drawing from an obscure website.”

Wilely Fox on Nov 25, 2013 at 14:06:48

“One more try. The drawing you linked was not from the official Warren Commission Report.”

Wilely Fox on Nov 25, 2013 at 13:02:12

“Incorrect. Your drawing is from a JFK conspiracy site, not the Warren Commission report”

Wilely Fox on Nov 25, 2013 at 13:01:05

“Apparently, HuffPo mods are involved in a conspiracy to prevent me from responding.”

Wilely Fox on Nov 25, 2013 at 12:42:45

“Your drawing is not from the official Warren Commission Report. That report is now available on line. Please provide the Exhibit # of your drawing.”

Wilely Fox on Nov 25, 2013 at 11:04:44

“No, your drawing is a reproduction of a diagram employed by Garrison in the trial of Shaw and later reproduced in Oliver Stone's "JFK"

The simple fact is that JFK's presidential limo provided for a seat which elevated the president and shifted him to the right of Connally . See Warren Commission Exhibit 697.

"The President sat on the extreme right, as noted in the films and by eyewitnesses, while the right edge of the jump seat in which the Governor sat is 6 inches from the right door. (See Commission Exhibit No. 697, p. 104.) The President wore a back brace which tended to make him sit up straight, and the Governor also sat erect since the jump seat gave him little leg room." Warren Commission Report, pg 105.

"Viewed through the telescopic sight of the C2766 Mannlicher- Carcano rifle from the sixth-floor window during the test, the marks that simulated the entry wounds on the stand-ins for the President and the Governor were generally in a straight line. That alignment became obvious to the viewer through the scope as the Governor's model
turned slightly to his right and assumed the position which Governor Connally had described as his position when he was struck." Id at 106

The entire Warren commission report has be digitized and is available for download on the internet. If you believe that I am in error, please identify your diagram by Warren Commission Exhibit # so I will confirm your assertion.”

Wilely Fox on Nov 25, 2013 at 10:06:07

“Incorrect.  It is not a diagram from the warren Report.  It is a diagram created for use by Garrison in the Shaw trial and reproduced in Oliver Stone's JFK.. it is quite inaccurate.  Go to Wiki for their article on the "Single-bullet theory" The fact is that Kennedy's seat was elevated and to the right of Connally's position.  No one knowledgeable of the actual facts disputes this.  This Zapruder film even shows this if you look for.  The reason for this is that the presidential limo was specifically designed this way so as to make the President more visible to crowds.. so they elevate the rear seat up to maximize exposure.  Some conspiracy theorists assert that there was a more nefarious reason for this .. to make JFK a better target.”
13 Awe-Inspiring Facts About The Environment

13 Awe-Inspiring Facts About The Environment

Commented Nov 24, 2013 at 11:44:01 in Green

“Then why do climate scientists now talk about the 17-year "pause?" The models claim global warming, not the observed data.

Verify it yourself. it's the satellite data since 1996.
http://www.woodfortrees.org/plot/rss/from:1996.8/plot/rss/from:1996.8/trend”
13 Awe-Inspiring Facts About The Environment

13 Awe-Inspiring Facts About The Environment

Commented Nov 24, 2013 at 11:40:19 in Green

“Don't forget the forests have to be culled for the benefit of the forest and the animals in it. An elk with a 24-point rack cannot make it through the forest without help from humans; it used to be the Indians who managed it for them. The ground cover has to be lifted and the ground swept down to the dirt to produce young shoots as food.

The forest rangers now know (from studying photos of areas controlled by native Indians shot in the 1890s) that pine trees have to go. Their sap boils at about 66 C in the trunks and explode, shooting embers up to 1/2 mile away. They spread forest fires.

Paper companies have tree farms to provide the resources for their products. They don't waltz out onto federal land and steal it.”
13 Awe-Inspiring Facts About The Environment

13 Awe-Inspiring Facts About The Environment

Commented Nov 24, 2013 at 11:33:00 in Green

“Fracking has been in use since the 1930s.”

HopeWFaith on Nov 24, 2013 at 11:38:23

“The toxic chemicals used in Fracking have changed. Techniques have changed. Why is it you "don't ever let facts interrupt your fox news talking point[s]?"”
JFK's Assassination Video Was Kept From The Public For 12 Years. Here's What We Saw When It Aired.

JFK's Assassination Video Was Kept From The Public For 12 Years. Here's What We Saw When It Aired.

Commented Nov 24, 2013 at 03:48:04 in Politics

“(Autocorrect has a mind of its own.) Should read; "Yeah, the BULLET (according to the Warren Commission) entered...."”
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