Music for Meditating

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YdMAC0vXIA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4OF_iQHKss

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Cook’s Fake Ethics Approval

TrueNorthist:

The following pretty much sums up why I am a climate heretic. For some it may seem like just so much “inside baseball” which makes me very sad. If only folks would open their eyes to the lies and mendacity. It permeates everything these days.

Originally posted on Climate Audit:

rater_pie_thumbnail For over a year, John Cook and the University of Queensland have repeatedly refused Richard Tol’s requests for information on rater ID and timestamps for the SKS ratings for Cook et al 2013. Recently there have been two events that shed new light on the dispute. First, in mid-May Brandon Shollenberger located the requested information online without password protection, which he placed online a few days ago. The new information shows that the majority of ratings were done by coauthors and nearly all ratings were done by coauthors and named acknowledgees, rather than by anonymous volunteers. Second, Simon Turnill received an FOI response from the University, that showed that the University did not make ANY confidentiality agreements with SKS raters. More surprisingly, Cook had done the SKS ratings program without submitting an ethics application for this program or obtaining ethics approval. Previously, both Cook and the University of Queensland had…

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Say What?

It kinda works for me.

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The First Post In A New Series Called “Harmonious Dissonance”.

dissonancecutRichard Fernandez has penned an excellent essay titled “Vanishing Point” which features here as the first in a new series titled; Harmonious Dissonance.

Vanishing Point

Welcome to the world of forced perspective; where Eich can get pilloried for voting the wrong way on Proposition 8 and Kevin Rose can get picketed for being able to buy stuff from the people who are picketing him.  It lifts the lid on a strange world. A place where Vladimir Putin, al-Qaeda, and or asteroids from space don’t exist except as things that George Bush should have taken care of; it gives a glimpse into a universe where gas drilling is just a bad word and the armed forces a job where crazy people earn a living whenever they’re not driving pickup trucks; it provides a peek into a tableau where people actually think food comes from the store and gas comes from the gas pump and money to house everyone in the woods will come from Google’s $3 billion in spare change.

I expect professor Fernandez to be a frequent source for this series.

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An Open Letter to CNN’s Carol Costello on ‘Why are we still debating climate change?’

TrueNorthist:

The truth about the 97% consensus that “the science is settled”.
It isn’t. It is also abundantly clear that Carol Costello is breathtakingly ignorant for saying that there is no longer a reason for debate. The other truth is that there never has been a debate, just pious assertions followed by smears and insults. Read on…

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:

Carol Costello

Carol Costello

The answer to your question is in your article.

Guest opinion by David Hoffer

Carol, in your recent CNN opinion piece, the headline was Why are we still debating climate change?”. The very first statement in the article that followed was “There is no debate”.

The answer to your question is actually right in your own article. I’ll get to that in a bit, please bear with me. I wanted to touch on your claim that there is no debate first. I’d like you to consider the following statement, which I provide with no intent of malice whatsoever, only as a means of making a point.

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The Beginning of the End, At Last!

On the heels of the colossal failure in Poland, one of the pillars of the whole CAGW scam, Germany, has finally awakened from it’s slumber.

Pierre Gosselin breaks the story from one of Germany’s biggest and most influential newspapers:

Global Warming Fall Down, Go Boom

H/T Watts Up With That?

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Public Relations (Spin Doctors) Deliberately Deceived Public About Global Warming and Climate Change

TrueNorthist:

The whole shee-bang, in one easy to read essay.

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:

Spin[1]Guest essay by Dr. Tim Ball

Half the work done in the world is to make things appear what they are not.E.R. Beadle.

In a 2003 speech Michael Crichton, graduate of Harvard Medical School and author of State of fear, said,

I have been asked to talk about what I consider the most important challenge facing mankind, and I have a fundamental answer. The greatest challenge facing mankind is the challenge of distinguishing reality from fantasy, truth from propaganda. Perceiving the truth has always been a challenge to mankind, but in the information age (or as I think of it, the disinformation age) it takes on a special urgency and importance.

We are in virtual reality primarily as Public Relations (PR) and its methods are applied to every aspect of our lives. The term “spin doctors” is more appropriate because it is what they are really doing…

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