Again

April 30, 2014
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Another botched execution, another reason to use a painless, surefire method to execute those guilty of heinous crimes.

234 Responses to Again

  1. Jim,MtnView,CA,USA on May 13, 2014 at 11:59 am

    More gratuitous gov’t waste, an article from the website recommended by reader “John” some threads back.
    http://bejohngalt.com/2014/05/irs-still-paying-10-billion-in-bogus-payments/

    • Jim,MtnView,CA,USA on May 13, 2014 at 12:03 pm

      Not to say it’s the only example.
      http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/2014/05/12-billion-obamacare-contract-pays.html
      An employee of Serco, a company with a $1.2 billion government contract to handle paper healthcare applications has some rather interesting, and believable claims.
      “There are some weeks that a data entry person would not process an application. The main thing is the data entry side does not have hardly any work to do. They’re told to sit at their computers and hit the refresh button no more than every 10 minutes. They’re monitored, to hopefully look for an application. Their goals are to process 2 applications a month, and some people are not even able to do that. There are centers in Missouri, Kentucky, and Oklahoma. 1,800 people trying to get 1 of 30 application that pop up.

  2. Ursus maritimus on May 13, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    Jim, here is your link for the day:

    https://courses.seas.harvard.edu/climate/eli/Courses/global-change-debates/Sources/18-West-Antarctic-ice-sheets/nature_mercer_1978_wais.pdf

    A paper in Nature, 1978. Contrast the content of that paper with the two manuscripts out this week (Science and Geophysical Letters Research) which describe evidence that the West Antarctic ice shelf has begun to collapse.

    In 1978 that paper was considered to be a little “out there”, and now it is looking a little prescient.

    • Jim,MtnView,CA,USA on May 15, 2014 at 8:03 am

      So are you the same person as “The Trolls” or a different person?

      • I AM on May 19, 2014 at 8:15 am

        ursus maritimus, the trolls, IAM and many more

        all the same, yet not one functioning neuron

        • Jim,MtnView,Ca,USA on May 22, 2014 at 8:14 pm

          OK, thanks.
          That was my suspicion.

  3. Ken_phd on May 13, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    Ursus:

    “which describe evidence that the West Antarctic ice shelf has begun to collapse”

    AGW supporters had developed theories for the growth of ice in the Antarctica. Now it appears those theories were wrong. Another AGW theory goes into the trash bin to be replaced with the latest doomsday prediction.

    Antarctica is melting! The oceans are rising 10 feet! We are all doomed! Repent! Repent! Mabel, bring in the sheep! etc., etc., etc…..

  4. Ursus maritimus on May 13, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    AGW supporters had developed theories for the growth of ice in the Antarctica.

    Such as from Judith Curry (PNAS, 2010), who Jim has linked:

    “The observed sea surface temperature in the Southern Ocean shows a substantial warming trend for the second half of the 20th century. Associated with the warming, there has been an enhanced atmospheric hydrological cycle in the Southern Ocean that results in an increase of the Antarctic sea ice for the past three decades through the reduced upward ocean heat transport and increased snowfall…[but]…The increased heating from below (ocean) and above(atmosphere) and increased liquid precipitation associated with the enhanced hydrological cycle results in a projected decline of the Antarctic sea ice.”

    Now it appears those theories were wrong.

    No, per Judith Curry and others, the theories were spot on.

    We are all doomed!

    You aren’t, Ken, the word “collapse” doesn’t necessarily have an “immediate” time connotation; however, our children’s children are thoroughly vexed by your behavior.

    • Ken_phd on May 14, 2014 at 4:57 am

      Ursus:

      ” our children’s children are thoroughly vexed by your behavior.”

      It’s good to see you are concerned about our children’s children future. That’s enlightening. Does that concern extend to their economic future as well as their environmental future? If you were to hype trillions of dollars of debt being added on to the backs of our children’s children rather than a minor change in a trace element in air, I might have some empathy for your position. The truth is that you only want to address those calamities that are liberal talking points.

      • Ursus maritimus on May 15, 2014 at 2:46 am

        …I might have some empathy for your position…

        I am not interested in your lack of empathy. I was commenting that the children of the future will not understand your lack of empathy.

        Liberal talking points.

        Hopefully that will be etched in stone, so that the children of the future will be able to read that it was argued that their climate is not fact but is merely a liberal talking point. History will look back critically.

        Does that concern extend to their economic future as well as their environmental future?

        Their economic future will be far better off if we take AGW seriously. See the post below regarding the military, they are taking AGW seriously.

    • Ken_phd on May 14, 2014 at 5:04 am

      Ursus:

      Oops.

      “Winds of Change: Why Antarctic Sea Ice Is Growing”
      http://www.climatecentral.org/news/winds-of-change-why-antarctic-sea-ice-is-growing-16507

    • Ken_phd on May 14, 2014 at 5:09 am

      Ursus:

      Double oops.

      “New Theory for Why Antarctic Sea Ice Is Growing”
      http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/04/130401-global-warming-antarctica-sea-ice-science-environment/

    • Ken_phd on May 14, 2014 at 5:11 am

      ursus:

      Triple oops.

      “Why is Antarctic sea ice growing?”
      http://phys.org/news/2013-10-antarctic-sea-ice.html

  5. Jim,MtnView,Ca,USA on May 13, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    Pannetta (Dem and SecDef at the time) and Morell (Dpty CIA Director) endorse the idea of a special Benghazi committee.
    Conclusion: Defense Dept and CIA have nothing to hide. White House and State Dept? Jury is still out.
    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2014/05/panetta-and-morrell-endorse-the-select-committee-investigation-of-benghazi.php

    • The Trolls on May 13, 2014 at 9:00 pm

      “Conclusion: Defense Dept and CIA have nothing to hide.”

      Why does the false “conclusion” look just like a straw man?

      “White House and State Dept? Jury is still out.”

      Oh, I see, the “jury” is conservatives, and your goal is to create an illusion of guilt, not an investigation into truth.

      In that case, nice work.

      • Jim,MtnView,CA,USA on May 14, 2014 at 8:08 am

        So you would say the American people should not be allowed to know what happened?
        Perhaps that it is a distraction and, after all, what does it matter any more?

  6. Jim,MtnView,Ca,USA on May 13, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    Quotes an NY Times article approvingly.
    http://legalinsurrection.com/2014/05/carpal-health-care-syndrome/
    The New York Times writes, More Insured, but the Choices Are Narrowing:
    In the midst of all the turmoil in health care these days, one thing is becoming clear: No matter what kind of health plan consumers choose, they will find fewer doctors and hospitals in their network — or pay much more for the privilege of going to any provider they want. … “We have to break people away from the choice habit that everyone has,” said Marcus Merz, the chief executive of PreferredOne, an insurer in Golden Valley, Minn., that is owned by two health systems and a physician group. “We’re all trying to break away from this fixation on open access and broad networks.”

  7. Jim,MtnView,CA,USA on May 14, 2014 at 8:11 am

    Ken’s article on the death threats to Speaker Boehner have echoes here.
    The level of left hatred is growing.
    http://legalinsurrection.com/2014/05/is-tent-about-to-collapse-on-michigan-unions/
    Remember when Michigan union members collapsed a tent on attendees at an Americans for Prosperity event supporting changes to Michigan union rules? (link to video)
    As the union members attacked the Americans For Prosperity tent, a woman cried out “there are people under there, oh my God” (at 1:20). At 1:40, as union members start walking on top of the collapsed tent, a man shouted “hey, there are people in there” but again the crowd didn’t stop, and the union members continued walking on the collapsed tent defiantly as the crowd shouted obscenities and cheered. … At 3:30 someone asks, “does someone want to help me lift this? I wonder if there are any people in there.” Then another person said, “there was, there was a bunch of women and older people.” Then another person yelled, “fuck these people.”

    • Jim,MtnView,CA,USA on May 14, 2014 at 8:14 am

      The point of the article, though, is given below.
      “The bottom has since fallen out of SEIU Healthcare’s membership. According to reports filed with the Department of Labor, in 2012 SEIU Healthcare Michigan reported 55,265 members. In 2013 the number fell to 10,918, a loss of 44,347 union members, or about 80%.”

  8. Jim,MtnView,CA,USA on May 14, 2014 at 8:19 am

    The coming Dem Gestapo exemplified in Wisconsin.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/george-will-wisconsin-prosecutors-abuse-the-law-for-partisan-ends/2014/05/09/1d8ed3d6-d6cf-11e3-8a78-8fe50322a72c_story.html
    “U.S. District Judge Rudolph T. Randa, revolted by the police-state arrogance of some elected prosecutors, has stopped a partisan abuse of law enforcement”

    commenter: There is literally no reason to treat conservative groups who engage in “issue advocacy”– i.e., talking about issues they believe are important–as common criminals, busting down their doors in the middle of the night with battering rams and scaring their families. There was no reason any searches of computers or papers could not have been conducted in daylight, when the kids were at school. The only reason to use these tactics was to intimidate. This fact alone reveals the true purpose of this investigation: to use a special Wisconsin law, allowing secretive and broad investigatory power to intimidate vocal conservative groups in the state and chill/stop them from exercising their First Amendment rights. This is a disgusting abuse of power and I hope, once this civil rights action is adjudicated on the merits, that the prosecutors are forced to pay for their abuse of power, not only financially, but with a loss of their licenses to practice law.

  9. Jim,MtnView,CA,USA on May 15, 2014 at 10:24 am

    Many reports over the past few years of gov’t agencies buying ammo and having departments of armed officers. Interesting stuff.
    Here’s a recent one.

    https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=9fc3a01217d03b0354e1e18b69aa7bad&tab=core&_cview=0
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture … has a requirement for the commerical acquisition of submachine guns, .40 Cal

    • Jim,MtnView,CA,USA on May 15, 2014 at 10:35 am

      A view of this trend.
      http://www.hoover.org/publications/defining-ideas/article/178326
      While the Obama administration ceased to use its predecessor’s term “war on terror” to describe its actions abroad, it redoubled commitment to “homeland security,” reorienting it to home-grown “extremism” defined ad hoc.

  10. Jim,MtnView,CA,USA on May 15, 2014 at 10:55 pm
    • Ken_phd on May 16, 2014 at 4:21 am

      Jim:

      Par for the course. The AGW lynch squad is not interested in debate ever since their predictions have failed.

      I gather Professor Lennart Bengtsson was not convinced on AGW after being advised that Antarctica is actually melting rather than expanding. Wait! Perhaps it’s expanding and then melting. No! It’s icing over and then melting. Quick! Call Chris Turney and see what he thinks.

      • Jim,MtnView,CA,USA on May 16, 2014 at 6:14 am

        The argument for being skeptical of climate scientists is laid out.
        http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303908804579564082072318084

        • Jim,MtnView,CA,USA on May 16, 2014 at 6:17 am

          A snip from the article.
          Of all the silly things written on the subject of global warming, Marcus’s and Lapidos’s offerings are surely among the most recent. Apart from that they’re entirely typical of the genre of global-warmist opinion journalism, in which ignorant journalists taunt politicians for their ignorance but have no argument beyond an appeal to authority.

  11. Jim,MtnView,CA,USA on May 16, 2014 at 6:19 am

    Now there are 7 VA offices with secret wait lists.
    Gov’t healthcare in action.
    http://hotair.com/archives/2014/05/16/seventh-va-office-finds-secret-wait-list-with-over-200-veterans-on-it/

  12. ClimateGate on May 16, 2014 at 11:00 am
    • The Trolls believe in lies on May 17, 2014 at 7:05 am

      Correct climategate, the left has been caught again and again being dishonest frauds about the global warming hoax. You’d think even hardcore progressives would wise up to the obviously overblown hoax, which is nothing more than the left’s corrupt attempt for more political power and less freedom for Americans. But the lefty sheep don’t wise up, they remain stuck on stupid like your village idiot here.

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