Friday, March 29, 2013

No Real Global Warming for 20 years. Now What?

Research by Ed Hawkins of University of Reading shows surface temperatures since 2005 are already at the low end of the range projections derived from 20 climate models and if they remain flat, they will fall outside the models' range within a few years.

"The global temperature standstill shows that climate models are diverging from observations," says David Whitehouse of the Global Warming Policy Foundation.

"If we have not passed it already, we are on the threshold of global observations becoming incompatible with the consensus theory of climate change," he says.

Whitehouse argues that whatever has happened to make temperatures remain constant requires an explanation because the pause in temperature rise has occurred despite a sharp increase in global carbon emissions.

The Economist says the world has added roughly 100 billion tonnes of carbon to the atmosphere between 2000 and 2010, about one-quarter of all the carbon dioxide put there by humans since 1750. This mismatch between rising greenhouse gas emissions and not-rising temperatures is among the biggest puzzles in climate science just now, The Economist article says.

"But it does not mean global warming is a delusion."

Read More: The Australian 

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Dr. Ben Carson Fires Back at Critics

It wasn’t long after pediatric surgeon Dr. Ben Carson became an overnight star among conservatives for his epic speech at the National Prayer Breakfast that the left began attacking him. On Fox News Tuesday, Carson hit back.
Among his critics, far-left commentators like MSNBC’s Touré have argued that Carson is just a “token” for the GOP who is only helping conservatives “assuage their guilt” because they are racist.

Carson’s popularity among conservatives couldn’t have anything to do with the fact that not only is Dr. Carson a brilliant neurosurgeon, but he also has common sense ideas that appeal to a conservative base dying for real leaders, right? Not according to Touré, who says Carson is benefiting from “the GOP’s version of affirmative action.”

Responding very calmly — as he is known to do — on Fox News Tuesday, Carson lectured his critics, saying “if you don’t have anything useful to say, you attack people. If you feel that your house of cards has been discovered and is starting to come unraveled, you become very desperate.”

Though he would have arguably been justified, Carson did not name-call or use any of the tactics leveled against him. He also never called out Touré by name.

Read More: The Blaze

Monday, March 25, 2013

An Unhappy Third Birthday for ObamaCare

It is now even less popular than when it barely passed Congress in March 2010. The Kaiser Health Tracking Poll, which has always shown the highest support for Obamacare of any major poll, found that 46 percent of Americans approved it when it originally passed. Kaiser’s latest survey this month finds that only 37 percent approve. Breaking that down, only 18 percent of Republicans and 31 percent of independents have a favorable opinion of the health-care reform. Among Democrats, only 58 percent like Obamacare overall. By a margin of about 2 to 1, those who responded to the Kaiser poll believe that health-care costs will rise and the quality of health care will decline in coming years, exactly the opposite of what President Obama promised.

One reason is that Obamacare is likely to exacerbate a growing shortage of physicians, and people are starting to notice. More and more anecdotal evidence is piling up that patients can’t get in to see their doctors as quickly as they used to. The Association of American Medical Colleges predicts that the U.S. will be short 62,900 physicians by 2015 — only two years away — and as many as 140,000 by 2025. That latter number would represent a shortfall of 15 percent.

A new survey by the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions shows that one of the key reasons for the growing shortage is that unhappy doctors are leaving their careers early. Of the physicians whom Deloitte surveyed, 62 percent said it’s likely that many of their colleagues will abandon their practice in the next one to three years. Another 55 percent predict that their colleagues will cut back on practice hours and have less time to see patients.
It’s not hard to figure out why there’s so much discontent. Four in ten doctors reported to Deloitte that, from 2011 to 2012, their income fell. A full 40 percent of those whose income was cut blamed Obamacare. Nearly half of all doctors (51 percent) believe physicians’ incomes will fall dramatically in the next one to three years. In addition, doctors see little chance for positive reforms passing Congress. Only one in ten expect meaningful medical-liability reform to become law in the next one to three years. Only a quarter think Congress will change its practice of ratcheting down Medicare reimbursements.
Read More: The National Review

Friday, March 22, 2013

Why are Doctors Retiring Early? ObamaCare Maybe?

Six in 10 physicians (62 percent) said it is likely many of their colleagues will retire earlier than planned in the next 1 to 3 years, a survey from Deloitte Center for Health Solutions found. That perception is uniform across age, gender, and specialty, it said.

Another 55 percent of surveyed doctors believe others will scale back hours because of the way medicine is changing, but the survey didn’t elaborate greatly on how it was changing. Three-quarters think the best and brightest may not consider a career in medicine, although that is an increase from the 2011 survey result of 69 percent.

“Physicians recognize ‘the new normal’ will necessitate major changes in the profession that require them to practice in different settings as part of a larger organization that uses technologies and team-based models for consumer (patient) care,” the survey’s findings stated. 

Read More: The Lonely Conservative

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Truth Behind One of the Most Famous Terrorist Attacks

This absolutely brilliant. Anyone who has watched the 911 conspiracy video "Loose Change" will definitely appreciate this.

A Prophecy that only took 54 years to come true!

Nikita Khrushchev's Quote at the United Nations

Your children's children will live under Communism. 

You Americans are so gullible. No, you won't accept Communism outright; but we'll keep feeding you small doses of Socialism until you will finally wake up and find that you already have Communism. 

We won't have to fight you; We'll So Weaken Your Economy, until you fall like overripe fruit into our hands.

~Nikita Khrushchev, 1959

Thursday, March 14, 2013

MORE PROOF Democrat and Liberals Lied and continue to Lie about Housing Crisis

This video is from 2005.

:35 Bush warned of "Potential Problem"
1:14 Treasury Secretary Snow warned about the GSEs
1:50 Barney Frank "Not In Crisis" "Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae should do More" "Fundamentally Sound" 
2:21 Greenspan warned about GSEs
2:54 Charles Schumer "Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae "Incredibly Good Job"
3:15 John McCain "Concerned" about GSEs

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Deadbeat Democrats Refuse to Pay Their Debts

Watchdog groups say the loan shows that Obama put political expediency above his pledge to run “the most transparent government in history,”

“It’s clear the administration is hypocritical.”

Despite Obama’s crackdown on emissions from coal-fired plants, Duke is one of at least a dozen firms exempted by the administration so it can pursue energy projects paid for by stimulus dollars, according to a report by the Center for Public Integrity.
The Democratic National Committee has no intention of repaying the country’s largest electrical power company for the unprecedented $10 million line of credit it guaranteed to help a local host committee fund last September’s Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.

According to an article on the Washington Times web site, an official for Duke Energy said the company would claim the money as a business expense for tax purposes, meaning shareholders will foot $6 million of the cost.

The amount of the loan and the secrecy surrounding it has raised red flags for government watchdog groups.

They claim the arrangement smacks of serious conflict-of-interest issues for President Obama and disputes his claim to be committed to disclosure and transparency.

Since Duke Energy guaranteed the loan, the company had previously refused to issue any information regarding payment terms or when it would come due.

At the end of January, a Duke Energy spokesman referred all questions about the loan to Dan Murrey, a surgeon in Charlotte who acted as chairman of the convention host committee, which is an independent group affiliated with the DNC.

Murrey told The Washington Times only that the line of credit was with two banks — Bank of America and the Charlotte-based Mechanics & Farmers Bank.

“We are still finishing up some collections and disbursements related to the convention, and the account is still open,” Murrey said.

In 2011, The White House originally banned corporate donations to the convention, but with Democratic supporters intent on donating to what would become the most expensive presidential campaign in history, the host committee organizing the convention found itself strapped for cash and reversed the decision.
Read More: NewsMax