Bummer: Climate Change Now Linked To Rip Tides

But of course!

Climate change prompts safety fear

CLIMATE change is making Plymouth’s beaches more dangerous, experts have warned.

Increasing risk of rip tides have prompted safety fears as climate change alters the landscape.

It comes the week after lifeguard cover on some beaches ended following the summer season.

On several occasions in recent months, lifeguard teams worked extra hours because bathers and surfers got into trouble in strong sea conditions.

The extra workload was due in part to last winter’s storms, which eroded cliffs and sand dunes and changed the coastal environment.

Winter storms have shifted millions of tonnes of sand and rock and in several areas this has led to new and strong rip currents, which sweep swimmers away from the beach and out to sea.

Got that? Strong winter storms (which never happened prior to the use of fossil fuels) are caused by too much heat, which changes the coastal environment (which, again, never happened before the use of fossil fuels) which causes rip tides.

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If All You See…

…is a wonderful park in a super wonderful liberal city, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is Weasel Zippers, with a post on “dangerous” snacks not allowed at school.

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Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup

Happy Sunday! Another great day in the Once And Future Nation Of America. The birds are chirping, the sun is shining, there is a little nip of fall in the air. Except where it has already snowed early. This pinup is by Gil Elvgren, which includes a Scotty, considering what’s going on with Scotland, along with a wee bit of help.

What is happening in Ye Olde Blogosphere? The Fine 15

  1. Raised On Hoecakes discusses candy canes and football helmets
  2. The Camp of The Saints says the Obama’s are tone deaf, blind, and dangerous
  3. The Daley Gator has your religion of peace roundup
  4. White House Dossier notes Obama’s Syria problem
  5. Say Anything goes back in time when Dems were for Constitutional limits on war powers
  6. Public Secrets wonders why our leaders refuse to say ISIS is Islamic
  7. Dana at Patterico’s Pontifications discusses some people refusing to believe in evil
  8. Moonbattery features a really strange fundamental transformation of the derriere
  9. Legal Insurrection discusses the death of Six Californias
  10. Lady Liberty 1885 has some info on that anti-Thom Tillis teacher ad
  11. Flopping Aces says Obama’s actions led to the rise of ISIS
  12. Fire Andrea Mitchell isn’t impressed with a Politico hack wanting to get rid of Star Spangled Banner
  13. Director Blue has some interesting information on how ISIS members can legally immigrate to the US, thanks to Obama policies
  14. Barking Moonbat EWS notes that even a Leftist is right every once in a while
  15. And last, but not least, Adrienne’s Corner discusses sock puppets for war

As always, the full set of pinups can be seen in the Patriotic Pinup category, or over at my Gallery page. While we are on pinups, since it is that time of year, have you gotten your “Pinups for Vets” calendar yet? And don’t forget to check out what I declare to be our War on Women Rule 5 and linky luv posts and things that interest me

Anyone else have a link or hotty-fest going on? Let me know so I can add you to the list. (BTW, since someone asked, the reason I leave links for the previous week up (or you might see a *) is because they are place holders for later in the day or for next weeks. Easier than rewriting all the time. Also, the listing order has to do with how they are added over time, not how good a post is. I just copy and paste from the previous week, then edit. If you see one of the *’s, go ahead and check out the blog anyhow, see if there is an update. I cannot update with my Android during the day.

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NBC: Forget The Gun, Keep Wasp Spray By Your Bed For Home Defense

And your car keys

(The Blaze) According to FBI crime statistics quoted by NBC’s TODAY Show, home invasions in America are happening at the alarming rate of 135 per day.

That frightening fact combined with some recent, high profile invasions at the homes of Oscar-winner Sandra Bullock and NBA star Ray Allen prompted reporter Jeff Rossen to produce a segment titled, “How to protect your family from home invasion.”

For a large part of the four-minute story, Rossen spoke with Wallace Zeins, a retired NYPD detective and former hostage negotiator. The law enforcement veteran shared his tips for thwarting home invasions. However, many Blaze readers will notice something missing from the segment. This would also be something they consider the first and best option for dealing with intruders — firearms.

Guns are never mentioned. They didn’t even bother with Crazy Joe Biden’s advise to “buy a shotgun” which can be fired through the door. Of course, firing a double barrel shotgun through your door when the intruders are already inside means you’re shotgun is empty and now you have to replace your door. OK, moving on

What tips did NBC’s segment give viewers to block the bad guys?

  • Car keys
  • Wasp Spray

How can car keys keep you safe? The former NYPD detective suggested keeping car keys on the night stand for easy access to an alarm. In case you hear someone breaking in, Zeins advises pushing the alarm button on the key fob. He did not mention a solution for high-rise apartment dwellers or those who their park cars beyond the normal range of the key fob transmitter (some of these key fob remotes become useless beyond 20-30 feet).

The wasp spray was portrayed as being as effective as pepper spray. Alas, it’s not. It’s also illegal to use in such a manner per federal law. And, you’ll probably get a good dose because the spray is generally more diffuse than pepper spray. And it contains neurotoxins. Which you shouldn’t breath.

Oh, there is a third idea

Should a beeping car alarm or wasp spray fail to prevent a home invasion, the NBC report suggests being polite and directing the bad guys to your cash and valuables. The former detective told Rossen, “You want to treat them like royalty.” He added, “On top of that, you don’t want to lie to them.”

That should do it.

Crossed at Right Wing News.

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If All You See…

…is a wonderful greenspace which would be perfect for solar panels (as long as it is far from your home), you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is Fire Andrea Mitchell, with a post on diseased illegals in NY.

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Pause Excuse #52: Natural Variability Stronger Than AGW

Seriously, it’s hard to keep up with all the excuses. Here comes another, via Watts Up With That?

Earlier we added this to the list, now here is the description of the excuse. Basically what they are saying is that natural climate variability has overtaken the posited powerful effects of CO2 on climate.

From the EU’s JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE Last decade’s slow-down in global warming enhanced by an unusual climate anomaly:

A hiatus in global warming ongoing since 2001 is due to a combination of a natural cooling phase, known as multidecadal variability (MDV) and a downturn of the secular warming trend. The exact causes of the latter, unique in the entire observational record going back to 1850, are still to be identified, according to a JRC article which analysed the phenomena.

The earth hasn’t warmed at the same pace during the 20th century. The noticeable temperature increases during some periods interspersed with fairly stable or decreasing levels during others have been explained as a combination of secular global warming (likely manmade) and natural climate variability. We are currently, in the early 21st century, experiencing a hiatus period, during which surface temperatures have not risen at the same rate as higher atmospheric radiative forcing.

Excuses are like, we’ll, you know, everyone has them. Of course, Warmist excuses are designed to get nations to spend gobbs of money and Institute all sorts of controls on people and private entities, as well as their economies.

The Hockey Schtick has more.

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Pelosi: Civilization Is In Jeopardy If GOP Takes Back Senate

Fortunately, she’s not a fear monger (video at link)

(Daily Caller) On the one hand, California U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi claims that Democrats are not “fear-mongers;” on the other hand, she believes civilization is doomed if Republicans take control of the Senate from Democrats in November.

The former speaker of the House made those dramatic, incongruous statements on “Real Time with Bill Maher,” which aired live from Washington, D.C. Friday.

Maher asked Pelosi about recent polling which shows that the GOP is likely to take over the upper chamber and asked, given gridlock in Washingon, why it matters that Democrats keep control.

“It would be very important for the Democrats to retain control of the Senate,” Pelosi told Maher. “Civilization as we know it today would be in jeopardy if the Republicans win the Senate.”

Of course, that kind of language is really for the Democrats insane political base, particularly since a majority of those watching Bill Maher’s show will be leftists.

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Is The U.S. At War With ISIS Or Just Counterterrorism Operations?

The administration that can’t shoot straight now says it’s a war

(Fox News) The White House and Pentagon acknowledged Friday that the U.S. “is at war” with the Islamic State — contradicting Secretary of State John Kerry and others who a day earlier refused to use that term, prompting criticism from lawmakers that the administration was downplaying the conflict.

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest and Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby used almost identical language when pressed by reporters Friday whether or not the expanded military operation against the terrorist group is in fact a war.

“In the same way that the United States is at war with Al Qaeda and its affiliates … the United States is at war with ISIL,” Earnest said.

Kirby said “this is not the Iraq War” from a decade ago, “but make no mistake — we know we are at war with ISIL in the same way we are at war and continue to be at war with Al Qaeda and its affiliates.”

The comments are a sharp turnaround from how Kerry described the military operation on Thursday. In interviews with CNN and CBS News, Kerry described it as a “very significant” and “major counterterrorism operation.” He told CBS News that “war is the wrong terminology.”

His spokeswoman, Marie Harf, also said she would not “refer to our efforts” as part of the “war on terrorism.”

Earnest said Thursday that it wasn’t a war, contradicting himself Friday. Susan Rice, US National Security Advisor, says it’s not a war, but long term counterterrorism operations. Obama never said we were at war during his prime time campaign ISIS speech. Which is it, war or counterterrorism? Good questions. Another one is why is an administration that was truly amazing during the last two presidential campaigns so horrible at messaging while in office? Noah Rothman might have the answer

If you thought the threat posed by the Islamic State was a national security matter, as most of the nation does, you would be incorrect. It is, in fact, a domestic political matter. That is clearly how the White House views it. There is no other way to explain their inane vacillation and incomprehensibly fluid position on what the response to the threat posed by ISIS should be.

At the end of the day, the best thing for the administration will be too competently go after ISIS and other Islamic terrorist groups. Let the military and paramilitary forces loose. Don’t micromanage. Americans are concerned about the threat. Lead. Won’t happen.

What time do we get the Tweet about Obama being on the golf course?

Crossed at Right Wing News.

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Surprise: Conservatives Happier Than Liberals According To Study

This comes to us via one of my favorite liberals, Alan Colmes

A study by the American Psychological Association shows that conservatives are happier individuals than liberals, but liberal countries have more satisfied citizens.

“Liberal governments tend to do more to shield citizens against certain hardships, such as unemployment and poverty, which can make people feel happier overall,” Dr. Adam Okulicz-Kozaryn, a psychologist at Rutgers University and the study’s lead author, said in a written statement. “On the other hand, conservatives rate their well-being higher than liberals because conservatives more readily support and rationalize the status quo, thus, believing that socioeconomic hardships are a result of individual shortcomings.

Of course, one problem with the study is that these are European liberals and conservatives, and, particularly for EU conservatives, there is a vast difference between them and US conservatives.

Regardless, our takeaway is that liberals are only satisfied when Big Daddy Government is there to take care of them.

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If All You See…

…is a world flooded because Someone Else refused to give up their fossil fueled travel, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is Blazing Cat Fur, with a quicky post on a British police investigation in the ice bucket challenge.

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