Military

May God Bless this Airline Captain

He writes: My lead flight attendant came to me and said, “We have an H.R. on this flight.” (H.R. stands for human remains.) “Are they military?” I asked. “Yes,” she said. “Is there an escort?” I asked. “Yes, I already assigned him a seat.” “Would you please tell him to come to the flight deck. You can board him early,”…

Climate Politics

Singer: The Cancun Climate Capers

by S. Fred Singer, American Thinker Today, Nov. 29, marks the beginning of the Cancun COP (Conference of the Parties [to the Kyoto Protocol]). This is the 16th meeting of the nearly two hundred national delegations, which have been convening annually since the Kyoto Protocol was negotiated in 1997 at COP-3.

People

Irena Sendler – Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Irena Sendler recently died at age 98. Few know her story. During WWII, Irena, got permission to work in the Warsaw Ghetto as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist.  She had a motive since she knew the Nazi’s plans for the Jews. Irena smuggled infants out of the Ghetto in the bottom of the tool box she carried….

Music

Pete Seeger: Where Have All the Flowers Gone?

On July 26, 1956, the House of Representatives voted 373 to 9 to cite Pete Seeger and seven others (including playwright Arthur Miller) for contempt, as they failed to cooperate with House Committee on Un-American Activities (HCUA) in their attempts to investigate alleged subversives and communists. Pete Seeger testified before the HCUA in 1955. In…

Music

The Whole Star Spangled Banner Lyrics

by Francis Scott Key, 1814 Oh, say can you see by the dawn’s early light What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming? Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight, O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming? And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave…

Climate Physics

Singer: Nature – not Human Activity – Rules the Climate

By S. Fred Singer, University of Virginia and SEPP(Presented at Erice Conference, Aug 2010) Summary Santer and sixteen coauthors [2008; hereafter S08] claim that observed temperature trends (in the tropical troposphere) are “consistent” with trends derived from General Circulation Models (GCM).  This result, if correct, would seem to support the validity of greenhouse (GH) models…

People

5th Grade Teacher and Teddy

As she stood in front of her 5th grade class on the very first day of school, she told the children an untruth. Like most teachers, she looked at her students and said that she loved them all the same. However, that was impossible, because there in the front row, slumped in his seat, was…

Climate Politics

How core values influence belief in global warming

by Dr. Ed Berry, Daily Inter Lake, Montana, Sunday, August 15, 2010 (Page C7) Morrie Shechtman gave a talk in Kalispell on August 6 illustrating how core values differ between liberals and conservatives. The one value that stood out to me was that liberals tend to consider themselves as “fragile” while conservatives tend to consider themselves…

Politics

Arrogance of Authority

The DEA officer stops at a ranch in Texas, and talks with an old rancher. He tells the rancher, “I need to inspect your ranch for illegally grown drugs.” The rancher says, as he points out the location, “Okay , but don’t go in that field over there.” The DEA officer verbally explodes saying, “Mister, …

Climate Physics

Temperature and CO2 History

600 Million Year History Fig. 1A. TOP: Global Temperature and Atmospheric CO2 over Geologic Time. Late Carboniferous to Early Permian time (315 mya — 270 mya) is the only time period in the last 600 million years when both atmospheric CO2 and temperatures were as low as they are today (Quaternary Period ).

Climate Physics

The Scientific Method

by Dr. Ed Berry Introduction to the AGW problem Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) is the hypothesis that human emissions of CO2 due to burning fossil fuels are causing dangerous global warming. AGW proponents claim AGW is so dangerous that we must drastically reduce our fossil fuel CO2 emissions in order to stop the disastrous effects…

People

The Violin Player

Washington, DC, Metro Station, on a cold January morning in 2007. The man with a violin played six Bach pieces during 60 minutes. During that time approximately 2000 people went through the station, most of them on their way to work. After 3 minutes: A middle aged man noticed there was a musician playing. He…

Military

Bill Mauldin – American cartoonist hero

Put this Bill Mauldin stamp on your envelopes …….. Bill Mauldin stamp honors grunts’ hero. He had achieved so much. He won a second Pulitzer Prize, and he should have won a third for what may be the single greatest editorial cartoon in the history of the craft: his deadline  rendering, on the day President John…

Politics

To the students and faculty of our high school

“I am your new  principal, and honored to be so.  There is no greater calling than to  teach young people. I would like to  apprise you of some important changes coming to our school. I am making  these changes because I am convinced that most of the ideas that have  dominated public education in America…

Climate Physics

Dr. Tim Ball: Article List

Climate Change; Data Control The Enemy Within – Oct 4, 2010 Climate Research Has Been Hampered by the IPCC and Governments for over Twenty Years – Sep 30, 2010 Ernst Georg Beck:  A Major Contributor To Climate Science Effectively Sidelined By Climate Deceivers – Sep 27, 2010

Military

The Final Inspection

The Soldier stood and faced God,Which must always come to pass.He hoped his shoes were shining,Just as brightly as his brass. ‘Step forward now, Soldier,How shall I deal with you?Have you always turned the other cheek?To My Church have you been true?’ The soldier squared his shoulders and said,‘No, Lord, I guess I ain’t.Because those…