I think the anti-union parents who are affected by this should just let the free market get their kids to school. Aren't they supposed to be bootstrappy survivalist types? They'll be fine.
Folks down here don't cotton to unions much. My suggestion is to show the union that we won't put up with their crap, and suck it up and find a way to get kids to school. Maybe the CHAS buses can run some routes down main roads and charge maybe a buck for round trip. Bet they would be full. Yeah, the kids may have to walk a little to a main road, but they won't die. What we don't need is 2000 cars with one kid each jamming up the roadways. If we bend to the demands of the unions, we'll just be starting a never ending of being screwed by them. Hopefully we can find another company that wants the business to take over next year when the contract with Durham is over. By the way, I rode a bike to school, about a mile away, for years. Didn't get run over or accosted by a stranger. It's the same these days, only it is a little crowded, but kids need to put down their I phones and learn how life is supposed to be.
I got six emails about this in about 30 minutes the other night.
Sheriff Cannon is doing the opposite of what Charleston Police are doing. FOLLOWING THE US CONSTITUTION. Mayor Riley has issued illegal religious orders to enable criminals at our abortion clinic while allowing the doctor and myself to be threatened by tampon terrorists then falsely arrested when we defend ourselves. It costs many thousands of dollars for a business man to file for Federal F.A.C.E. law protection but I can file for Civil Rights law enforcement against the illegally religious entrapments by Charleston cops. Our 2nd Amendment was designed in 1787 to prevent a tyrannical gov't which now has stolen 12 trillion dollars from our US Treasury giving it all to endless polluter oil war profiteers and banksters & stock manipulators.... IN SHORT FASCIST CORPORATIONS CONTROL OUR COUNTRY AND OUR 300 MILLION WEAPONS in patriot homes is the only deterrence to complete jack book police from enslaving us all 843-926-1750 @LarryAccomplish
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When liberals want to restrict guns, that's a police state.
When conservatives want to put armed police (or teachers, even) into the schools, that's a reasoned and rational response and totally not a frightening, actual police state concept.
I do not agree with police officers in every school......what are we teaching the students and parents? Only the police can protect you? There should be a class for each student on protecting themselves...which they can carry into life outside of school.....
You described a Police State, "Why not go out and collect all the damn things which aren't registered, licensed and background checked? "
So, how do you propose to collect the damn things from the criminals?
So who is going to pay for it? We already have multiple police officers at Wando HS, and I assume the other High Schools. Presumably that was worked out some time ago. Some middle schools have police officers already. This applies to all elementary schools? Are we going to lock all the doors to all the rooms all the time? That would make sense from a security point of view, but it sends a pretty scary message to the kids. Do we want a nation of kids who associate an unlocked door with being attacked by a head case with an assualt rifle? Are we sane enough to sort this out in South Carolina. Why not go out and collect all the damn things which aren't registered, licensed and background checked? Charge fees. Recheck every few years. It works for cars.
Don't knock the Mayans. There were very smart and everyone who knows anything can tell you about the Mayan A's. Seriously, the Mayans got it right but I stopped it. I wanted to give our dear politicians a chance to screw up not just the earth, but the entire solar system..
One of the good things about living in a free country is that you are free to go.
You can't take South Carolina with you, but you may go.
Let's see; last time we tried this it didn't go so well. Why not try it again!
A Ruling of the British High Court Inaccuracies in Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth
The decision by the British Government to distribute Al Gore's film "An Inconvenient Truth" has been the subject of a legal action by New Party member Stewart Dimmock. The Court found that the film was misleading in nine respects and that the Guidance Notes drafted by the Education Secretary’s advisors served only to exacerbate the political propaganda in the film.
In order for the film to be shown, the Government must first amend their Guidance Notes to Teachers to make clear that 1.) The Film is a political work and promotes only one side of the argument. 2.) If teachers present the Film without making this plain they may be in breach of section 406 of the Education Act 1996 and guilty of political indoctrination. 3.) Nine inaccuracies have to be specifically drawn to the attention of school children.
The inaccuracies are:
1. The film claims that melting snows on Mount Kilimanjaro evidence global warming. The Government’s expert was forced to concede that this is not correct.
2. The film suggests that evidence from ice cores proves that rising CO2 causes temperature increases over 650,000 years. The Court found that the film was misleading: over that period the rises in CO2 lagged behind the temperature rises by 800-2000 years.
3. The film uses emotive images of Hurricane Katrina and suggests that this has been caused by global warming. The Government’s expert had to accept that it was “not possible” to attribute one-off events to global warming.
4. The film shows the drying up of Lake Chad and claims that this was caused by global warming. The Government’s expert had to accept that this was not the case.
5. The film claims that a study showed that polar bears had drowned due to disappearing arctic ice. It turned out that Mr Gore had misread the study: in fact four polar bears drowned and this was because of a particularly violent storm.
6. The film threatens that global warming could stop the Gulf Stream throwing Europe into an ice age: the Claimant’s evidence was that this was a scientific impossibility.
7. The film blames global warming for species losses including coral reef bleaching. The Government could not find any evidence to support this claim.
8. The film suggests that sea levels could rise by 7 m causing the displacement of millions of people. In fact the evidence is that sea levels are expected to rise by about 40 cm over the next hundred years and that there is no such threat of massive migration.
9. The film claims that rising sea levels has caused the evacuation of certain Pacific islands to New Zealand. The Government was unable to substantiate this and the Court observed that this appears to be a false claim.
Also, the Court's interim ruling included the following:
1. The film suggests that the Greenland ice covering could melt causing sea levels to rise dangerously. The evidence is that Greenland will not melt for millennia.
2. The film suggests that the Antarctic ice covering is melting, the evidence was that it is in fact increasing.
Here is another website for your consideration:
Just a few more quotes:
"I really wish I could be more positive about the Kyrgyzstan material, but I swear I pulled every trick out of my sleeve trying to milk something out of that. ... I don't think it'd be productive to try and juggle the chronology statistics any more than I already have"
"So, if we show Keith's series in this plot, we have to comment that 'something else' is responsible for the discrepancies in this case. Perhaps Keith can help us out a bit by explaining the processing that went into the series and the potential factors that might lead to it being 'warmer' than the Jones et al and Mann et al series?? We would need to put in a few words in this regard. Otherwise, the skeptics have an field day casting doubt on our ability to understand the factors that influence these estimates"
"Indeed, if the non-temperature signal that causes the decline in tree-ring density begins before 1960, then a short 1931-60 period might yield a more biased result than using a longer 1881-1960 period."
The code for the computer climate models was freely manipulated in order to force the desired results. Despite their best efforts, the programmers could never get these programs to run properly, occasionally producing nonsensical results. And the data sets used by these programs were clearly in a hopeless state. Here are samples of some of the code comments left by the programmers:
"stop in 1960 to avoid the decline"
"stop in 1940 to avoid the decline"
"but why does the sum-of-squares parameter OpTotSq go negative?!!"
"and already I have that familiar Twilight Zone sensation."
"this renders the station counts totally meaningless."
"Oh yeah - there is no 'supposed', I can make it up. So I have :-)"
"As we can see, even I'm cocking it up!"
"yet another problem that's based on the hopeless state of our databases"
"recent decline in tree-ring density has been ARTIFICIALLY REMOVED"
"Apply a VERY ARTIFICAL correction for decline!!"
"artificially removed (i.e. corrected) the decline"
"we know the file starts at yr 440, but we want nothing till 1400"
"It's botch after botch after botch."
"Oh, GOD, if I could start this project again and actually argue the case for junking the inherited program suite."
"As far as I can see, this renders the [weather] station counts totally meaningless."
"So what's going on? I don't see how the 'final' precip file can have been produced from the 'final' precipitation database, even though the dates imply that. The obvious conclusion is that the precip file must have been produced before 23 Dec 2003, and then redated (to match others?) in Jan 04."
"You can't imagine what this has cost me -- to actually allow the operator to assign false WMO [World Meteorological Organization] codes!! But what else is there in such situations? Especially when dealing with a 'Master' database of dubious provenance ..."
"OH F--- THIS. It's Sunday evening, I've worked all weekend, and just when I thought it was done, I'm hitting yet another problem that's based on the hopeless state of our databases."
Also here is an interesting website on the actual observations vs the IPCC model. The graphs diverge greatly. What do you think?
Here is a graph showing 11k years of data, not "normalized" as Phil Jones, et al did at the CRU
BTW: E-mail file #942777075
“I’ve just completed Mike’s Nature trick of adding in the real temps to each series for the last 20 years (ie from 1981 onwards) amd from 1961 for Keith’s to hide the decline.”
Phil Jones (Climatic Research Unit)
University of East Anglia
mat catastrophe and FCB - I posed a question, which did not require an ad hominem attack response, which is to clarify is an argument made personally against an opponent, instead of against the opponent's argument. All I ask is to discuss difference openly and freely. The Moore website states correctly as FCB pointed out. The IPCC leaked email support the statements by Moore:
"The fact is that we can’t account for the lack of warming at the moment and it is a travesty that we can’t. The CERES data published in the August BAMS 09 supplement on 2008 shows there should be even more warming: but the data are surely wrong. Our observing system is inadequate."
"…Phil and I have recently submitted a paper using about a dozen NH records that fit this category, and many of which are available nearly 2K back–I think that trying to adopt a timeframe of 2K, rather than the usual 1K, addresses a good earlier point that Peck made w/ regard to the memo, that it would be nice to try to “contain” the putative “MWP”, even if we don’t yet have a hemispheric mean reconstruction available that far back…"
Oh and I wish I were a paid to offer my opinions and thoughts. instead i am quiet thinker and researcher and I'd love to share a beer and duck fat fries with you at the Tattoed Moose anytime, my treat, as I too work for living.
Ooooh, got me again, this "Mr Fusion" is another paid troll that looks for any articles about global warming then spews his nonsense.
Variations in the earth's orbit around the sun.
Before you start, we are not at a point in these natural variations
that would explain the current warming, if anything, we should be experiencing slight cooling..
The sun's output hasn't changed, either.
What has changed is the output from the PR firms hired by the fossil fuel industries to try to convince people that their products are not the cause of global warming. These are the same PR companies that tried to convince us that cigarettes do not kill their users or those around them.
And of course, those who want to hear such nonsense tend to believe it.
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