Pirate's Cove http://www.thepiratescove.us If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all Tue, 13 Oct 2015 20:45:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.8 New Scary Fable: “Climate Change Threatens Vital “Biocrust”” http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/10/13/new-scary-fable-climate-change-threatens-vital-biocrust/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/10/13/new-scary-fable-climate-change-threatens-vital-biocrust/#comments Tue, 13 Oct 2015 20:45:19 +0000 menace climate change biocrust created mosses and lichens glued the colorado plateau they’re called “biocrusts ferrenberg said “sadly and shockingly the flagstaff based southwest biological science center versus the biocrust people destroying the biocrust bat guano hysteria fables increase http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=41060 You know that the latest UN IPCC working vacation is coming soon when the number of bat guano hysteria fables increase above normal. Here’s another

Scientists have a new worry about a special group of organisms that protects soil on the Colorado Plateau. They’re called “biocrusts,” and they’re easily destroyed when trampled—but new research shows there’s another menace: climate change.

Biocrust is created by mosses and lichens glued together with photosynthetic bacteria. It forms a kind of bumpy shield on the soil surface.  

Scott Ferrenberg is a research ecologist with the Flagstaff-based Southwest Biological Science Center of the U.S Geological Survey. He collected a decade’s worth of data in Utah on how biocrusts respond to warming temperatures and changes in rainfall.

“My personal expectation was that physical disturbance would be much more dramatic – much more negative – than the climate change effects,” Ferrenberg said. “Sadly and shockingly, we found that they were very much equivalent.”

Of course they did. Sadly, this kind of idiocy takes focus off the real issue of people destroying the Biocrust by trampling on it. A real environmental concern, versus the Biocrust having to survive a tiny increase in heat, which it has multiple times during the Holocene, much less millions of years of history, if not more.

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If All You See… http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/10/13/if-all-you-see-1639/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/10/13/if-all-you-see-1639/#comments Tue, 13 Oct 2015 17:00:59 +0000 is an evil big sugary drink contributing the epa puts tax dollars the lonely conservative a warmist the blog climate change a post the day http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=41056 …is an evil big sugary drink contributing to climate change, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is The Lonely Conservative, with a post on how the EPA puts your tax dollars to work.

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Backrunner Lindsay Graham Challenges Republicans To Tell Him Why They Don’t Back Hotcoldwetdry http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/10/13/backrunner-lindsay-graham-challenges-republicans-to-tell-him-why-they-dont-back-hotcoldwetdry/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/10/13/backrunner-lindsay-graham-challenges-republicans-to-tell-him-why-they-dont-back-hotcoldwetdry/#comments Tue, 13 Oct 2015 14:21:15 +0000 republican presidential candidate sen lindsey graham r sc happy lindsey graham challenges republicans graham said “so here’s the trade off senator lindsay graham members lindsay graham apparent single policy prescription offered the republican presidential candidates to repeatedly bring up climate change in the press and twitter com williamteach status 653935113839976448 the link http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=41058 Senator Lindsay Graham has made Soros funded Climate Progress very happy

Lindsey Graham Challenges Republicans: ‘Tell Me Why’ You Deny Climate Science

Today, during a convention in New Hampshire hosted by the bipartisan group No Labels, Republican presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) took a moment to differentiate himself from the rest of the GOP field by talking about climate change.

As one of the only Republican presidential candidates to repeatedly bring up climate change in the press and during campaign stops, Graham began by asking the audience if anyone there believed climate change was real. Nearly half of the attendees raised their hands and applauded.

“I do, too,” Graham said. “So here’s the trade-off. For those of you who believe climate change is real, you’re gonna have to deal with a guy like me who will push a lower carbon economy over time and in a business friendly way. The great trade-off is energy producers and environmentalists in a room trying to find, over a 50 year period, a way to go to a lower-carbon economy while in the meantime responsibly exploring for fossil fuels that we own and trying to create alternative energy in every sector of the economy.” (snip)

Graham continued by contrasting Democrats who view climate change as a “religion” with Republicans that refuse to accept the mainstream consensus on climate science.

“It is, to me folks, a problem that needs to be solved, not a religion,” Graham said of climate change. “So to my friends on the left who are making this a religion, you’re making a mistake. To my friends on the right who deny the science, tell me why.”

Good question, Lindsay. First off

The link goes to Dr. Roy Spencer’s article that shows that 95% of the computer models have been proven wrong. If they were right, we wouldn’t be seeing a pause/statistically insignificant warming, depending on the measuring source. We wouldn’t be seeing massive discrepancies between satellite and land data measurements. There would be no need for massive “smoothing” of the raw data. There would be no need for ever more scary fables from members, like Lindsay Graham, of the Cult of Climastrology.

We’d also see the majority of Warmists actually practicing what they preach. Yes, it might be tiring reading that point from me again and again and again, yet, it still stands. It’s relevant. As Glenn Reynolds wrote “I’ll believe it’s a crisis when those who tell us it’s a crisis act like it’s a crisis”, meaning, walk the talk.

Furthermore, it’s quite apparent that almost every single policy prescription offered by Warmists jibe nicely with every policy prescription from Progressives: increased taxation, restrictions on individuals and companies, greater and greater control of individuals, private entities, and economies by Government. Everything is about government dominance. Replacing capitalism with a Progressive economic system. Redistribution of (Other People’s) wealth. This is a political movement, not a scientific one.

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Bummer: “Climate Change” Will Lead To Total Collapse Of Ocean’s Food Chains http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/10/13/bummer-climate-change-will-lead-to-total-collapse-of-oceans-food-chains/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/10/13/bummer-climate-change-will-lead-to-total-collapse-of-oceans-food-chains/#comments Tue, 13 Oct 2015 12:58:41 +0000 university adelaide associate professor ivan nagelkerken says he lead a complete food chain collapse lead food chain collapse organisms survived previous warm periods food “there a species collapse adjust warmer waters and acidification survived cool periods and ice ages key species underpinning ecosystems http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=41054 All because you, dear reader, refuse to give up your fossil fueled travel to and from work, refuse to give up your ice-maker, refuse to buy local, and refuse to use just two squares of toilet paper. For shame!

Climate change will lead to food chain collapse across world’s oceans, study finds

CLIMATE change will lead to a complete food chain collapse across the world’s oceans, an Adelaide university study has found.

Increased ocean acidification and warming is set to reduce numbers of and diversity in key species underpinning ecosystems across the world, University of Adelaide associate professor Ivan Nagelkerken says.

He also says the warmer water will boost the metabolic rates of animals, increasing competition for less food.
“There will be a species collapse from the top of the food chain down,” Prof Nagelkerken said on Tuesday.

He said this “simplification” of ocean ecosystems would have dire consequences for our way of life, particularly regions relying primarily on fishing.

So, complete and utter doom. This is what’s known as “responsible science” these days. Prognostications of the end of life as we know it, based on junk science.

Very few organisms are expected to be able to adjust to warmer waters and acidification, with the exception of microorganisms, which are expected to increase in number and diversity.

Interestingly, these same organisms have survived previous warm periods, many of which have been much warmer in the Holocene. They’ve survived cool periods and ice ages. This is all the worst kind of alarmism from the Cult of Climastrology. But, it is exactly what we have come to expect from them, as they continue to trot out scary story after scary story in an attempt to force far left political policy solutions on the world.

It bears repeating: satellite data shows an almost 19 years pause from RSS, and a statistically insignificant warming from others. We’ve seen a measly 1.4F increase in global temperatures since 1850. Nothing doomworthy about all this. The Cult’s computer models have been almost complete failures. Their talking points have failed to materialize. If this was a real science, they would have abandoned it long ago, after the utter failure of 30+ years of spreading awareness.

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Obama’s Weakness And Indecision Create Rift In White House http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/10/13/obamas-weakness-and-indecision-create-rift-in-white-house/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/10/13/obamas-weakness-and-indecision-create-rift-in-white-house/#comments Tue, 13 Oct 2015 12:32:56 +0000 fecklessness powerline running an article entitled russia and iran running neck and neck combined obama’s biggest foreign policy headaches a newly aggressive russia and syria’s civil war putin signaling u s weakness and indecision “we’re obama humiliating sweepstakes iran and russia staff denis mcdonough reflect the president’s wariness question deeply rooted assumptions “susan and denis channel senior advisers including national security adviser susan rice and white house chief signaling u s weakness and indecision http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=41052 Usually, we could chalk this type of hyperbolic article to a media attempting to create something big out of policy debates within an administration. Alas, the issue seems a bit more serious than that, and, considering how much fecklessness we’ve seen out of Obama’s policies these past 6+ years, it’s entirely believable

Rift in Obama administration over Putin
The president’s reluctance to respond assertively is signaling U.S. weakness and indecision, some officials say.

Vladimir Putin’s intervention in Syria is creating new rifts inside an exhausted and in some cases demoralized Obama national security team, where officials pushing for bolder action see the president as stubbornly unwilling to assume new risk as he nears his final year in office.

Current and former Obama officials say the president’s reluctance to respond more assertively against Putin is signaling U.S. weakness and indecision. “We’re just so reactive,” said one senior administration official. “There’s just this tendency to wait” and see what steps other actors take.

This is simply an extension of “leading from behind”, Obama’s long standing avoidance for getting involved in international affairs that could be difficult and do not feed his narcissism. Obama likes to bluster verbally, but, when it comes to actual action, he seems so often to make the wrong decision. Then doubles down on it.

And, while we might say “he’s gone in a little over a year”, the fecklessness will further damage America’s standing.

But expectations are low that those efforts will lead anywhere. Sources familiar with administration deliberations said that Obama’s West Wing inner circle serves as a brick wall against dissenting views. The president’s most senior advisers — including National Security Adviser Susan Rice and White House chief of staff Denis McDonough — reflect the president’s wariness of escalated U.S. action related to Syria or Russia and, officials fear, fail to push Obama to question his own deeply rooted assumptions. “Susan and Denis channel him,” says a former administration official who has witnessed the dynamic.

That dynamic is not new. But Putin’s escalation has combined two of Obama’s biggest foreign policy headaches — a newly aggressive Russia and Syria’s civil war — into one throbbing migraine.

Even John Kerry wants more action, calling for a no fly zone, among others. He was resoundingly smacked down. Of course, much of this is a migraine created by Obama’s, yes, let’s use the word again, fecklessness.


Iran and Russia are competing to see which nation can humiliate President Obama more. Russia got off to a flying start with its intervention in Ukraine and its “assistance” to Obama in the non-enforcement of the president’s red line against the use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime in Syria.

It’s well worth the read, but forgets one thing: it’s Obama who puts himself in these situations, both passively and through words and actions. As Politico notes in their final paragraph “As one of the former officials put it: “This is driven by one man, and one man only, and it is Barack Obama.”” He’s his own wrecking crew.

BTW, where’s Biden? Whenever there is some sort of big international policy debate, Biden seems to be missing from it. He was chosen by Obama to be the running mate in 2008 specifically for his foreign policy bonafides, yet, he appears to be the invisible man.

Crossed at Right Wing News.

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It’s Never Too Early To Yammer About Climate Change And Halloween http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/10/12/its-never-too-early-to-yammer-about-climate-change-and-halloween/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/10/12/its-never-too-early-to-yammer-about-climate-change-and-halloween/#comments Mon, 12 Oct 2015 20:57:00 +0000 this https twitter com tan123 status 653008255036207104 the halloween season https twitter com 350brooklyn status 652910779881136128 fossil fuels fear 8 climate change halloween costume ideas the overly ambitious jack o lantern plans scary wear a plastic costume and dagnabit fossil fueled trips candy blanketing the store shelves fossil fueled ships this https twitter com tan123 status 653008255036207104 the halloween season https twitter com 350brooklyn status 652910779881136128 fossil fuels fear 8 climate change halloween costume ideas the overly ambitious jack o lantern plans scary wear a plastic costume and dagnabit fossil fueled trips candy blanketing the store shelves fossil fueled ships this https twitter com tan123 status 653008255036207104 the halloween season https twitter com 350brooklyn status 652910779881136128 fossil fuels fear 8 climate change halloween costume ideas the overly ambitious jack o lantern plans scary wear a plastic costume and dagnabit fossil fueled trips candy blanketing the store shelves fossil fueled ships this https twitter com tan123 status 653008255036207104 the halloween season https twitter com 350brooklyn status 652910779881136128 fossil fuels fear 8 climate change halloween costume ideas the overly ambitious jack o lantern plans scary wear a plastic costume and dagnabit fossil fueled trips candy blanketing the store shelves fossil fueled ships http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=41047 Never let a good holiday go to waste, that’s the Warmist motto. That and “It’s only hypocricy when Someone Else does it”

Fossil fuels are scary! Wear a plastic costume and take some fossil fueled travel to hang out while taking pictures with your plastic smartphone that was shipped from China on fossil fueled ships! Then there’s this

The Halloween season is in full swing. Haven’t you seen it yet? All the bags of candy blanketing the store shelves, the overly ambitious jack-o-lantern plans your friends keep talking about, the ever-increasing tide of needlessly “sexy” costumes — it’s all coming together. But what if you’re socially conscious, environmentally aware, and you want to get in on the act? Never fear, because here are 8 climate change Halloween costume ideas to help you look your best, while hopefully sending a worthwhile message, too.

They’re serious. These are actual costumes. Because they just can’t help ruining everything. It’s what they do. And, dagnabit, they’ll take fossil fueled trips to make sure you know it, along with all the world boiling plastics and stuff to manufacture the costumes.

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If All You See… http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/10/12/if-all-you-see-1638/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/10/12/if-all-you-see-1638/#comments Mon, 12 Oct 2015 17:00:29 +0000 patterico pontifications is a wonderful low carbon method travel a warmist the blog a post the day http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=41041 …is a wonderful low carbon method of travel, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is Patterico’s Pontifications, with a post on the latest GOP polls.

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Nutters Plan To Carry Sexy Toys On Campus To Protest Guns http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/10/12/nutters-plan-to-carry-sexy-toys-on-campus-to-protest-guns/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/10/12/nutters-plan-to-carry-sexy-toys-on-campus-to-protest-guns/#comments Mon, 12 Oct 2015 15:12:14 +0000 individuals possess a concealed carry permit concealed carry permit holders obnoxious deadly concealed weapons wield sex toys campus university presidents class heaven forbid the penis ” what the event description reads “you carry dildos http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=41045 Nothing like paying tens of thousands for a so-called education to learn to do this

(The Blaze) University of Texas at Austin students plan to carry dildos around campus next year in protest of recent legislation that allows concealed carry permit holders to carry their firearms to public colleges’ campuses.

According to a public Facebook event page, the students will wield their sex toys on August 24, 2016 — the first day of classes. The contentious legislation signed by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott in June is set to go into effect for the 2016 school year and allows individuals who possess a concealed carry permit to bring their firearms to campus although university presidents are able to make “reasonable” regulations.

“The State of Texas has decided that it is not at all obnoxious to allow deadly concealed weapons in classrooms, however it does have strict rules about free sexual expression, to protect your innocence,” the event description reads. “You would receive a citation for taking a dildo to class before you would get in trouble for taking a gun to class. Heaven forbid the penis.”

What else is there to say but that these people are bat guano insane?

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Obama: Climate Change Is More Important Than Putin http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/10/12/obama-climate-change-is-more-important-than-putin/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/10/12/obama-climate-change-is-more-important-than-putin/#comments Mon, 12 Oct 2015 11:46:22 +0000 cbs host steve kroft questioned obama russia president vladimir putin fundraisers and golf outings wnd definition leadership my definition didn’t hillary clinton’s private email server compared russia’s aggression putin and obama’s reply climate change “he’s challenging http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=41043 So much so that Obama will continuously take lots of fossil fueled travel to fundraisers and golf outings

(WND) President Obama said during a nationally televised interview on “60 Minutes” on CBS News he didn’t think Hillary Clinton’s private email server was a threat to America’s security – that she simply made a mistake.

He also made somewhat shocking statements about his perception of climate change and its importance on the international stage when compared to Russia’s aggression into Syria. (snip)

Obama also spoke briefly of Russia and Syria. When CBS host Steve Kroft questioned Obama about Russia president Vladimir Putin, the topic quickly turned to climate change.

“He’s challenging your leadership, Mr. President,” Kroft said, of Putin.

And Obama’s reply: “I got to tell you, if you think that running your economy into the ground and having to send troops in, in order to prop up your only ally is leadership, then we’ve got a different definition of leadership. My definition of leadership would be leading on climate change and [an] international accord that potentially would get in Paris.”

The delusion of Obama is truly amazing.

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Washington Post Totally Enthused For Incremental Executive Action On Gun Control http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/10/12/washington-post-totally-enthused-for-incremental-executive-action-on-gun-control/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/10/12/washington-post-totally-enthused-for-incremental-executive-action-on-gun-control/#comments Mon, 12 Oct 2015 11:01:07 +0000 restraining orders and misdemeanor abuse convictions bar gun ownership background check investigations and barring domestic abusers gun laws gun control dead democrat gun grabbers hate women tighten gun sale regulation and crack abusers everytown nose incremental progress by require thumbprint http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=41039 Remember when the liberal media was very upset over President Bush’s use of executive orders, calling him a unilateral executive? Good times, good times. Now, they’re all in for any possible gun control, no matter how little of a difference it will make in restricting people with ill intent from having a gun

What the president can do on gun laws

GUN CONTROL is being debated again. After the latest mass shooting in Roseburg, Ore., several Democrats in Congress renewed their push for legislation to tighten gun sale regulation and crack down on gun traffickers. Separately, the Democrat with the best shot at striking a bipartisan deal, Sen. Joe Manchin III (W.Va.), has also signaled interest in reviving his efforts. Hillary Clinton proposed reforms also: shoring up the background check system to cover gun transfers that now occur off the books, extending the time limits placed on background check investigations and barring domestic abusers from owning guns, among other things.

In a more rational Washington, these proposals would be on Congress’s agenda. So would requiring gunmakers to install “smart” technology that would allow only authorized users to shoot. If your iPhone can require your thumbprint, so could your pistol. Reality hasn’t changed, however: A GOP Congress isn’t likely to approve any gun control bill any time soon.

Any domestic abuser convicted of a felony is already barred. If you want this for those convicted of misdemeanors, the law itself would have to be changed. Or, would it? Even Think Progress notes that “restraining orders and misdemeanor abuse convictions bar gun ownership in federal background checks,” though “some 35 states don’t enforce their own laws against these major categories of abusers, according to Everytown for Gun Safety.” Oh, look, law that was passed in 1996.

Your iPhone doesn’t “require your thumbprint”: it is a feature that can be turned on and off at the will of the user. Besides, the so called smart guns are not reliant on a thumbprint, but a watch that has to be near the gun. At least now. Smartphones can be hacked. Surprisingly, by criminals. Tests show 1 in 10 shots fail. Your gun would be dependent by a battery. What happens when a women pulls the gun to defend herself and the battery is dead? Why do Democrat gun grabbers hate women? Furthermore, this dramatically increases the cost of purchasing a gun. And, what if the tech goes bad? More costly repairs or purchases. This isn’t to say we should not look into technology solutions: we should. We shouldn’t simply require things that may not work and certainly aren’t ready.

Anyhow, the Washington Post Editorial Board really wants Obama to push to close the “gun show loophole” and restrict small dealers and family members from transferring/selling guns below a certain threshold

The Post’s Greg Sargent reports that the Obama administration has been considering this sort of move but hasn’t figured out how to make it work — for example, how many guns can one sell before it becomes a “regular course of trade”? Yet that’s no excuse not to try.

It would, like most of the other notions, require new law. Why not write something up and submit it to Congress? Why not convene a meeting with Congress to hammer out some measures that would pass?

Ms. Clinton’s administrative action would at best offer incremental improvement, and even that would be limited without giving ATF more resources for enforcement. But while working for broader change, the country shouldn’t turn up its nose at incremental progress.

By “incremental”, they mean this will barely be a drop in the bucket, if it makes any difference at all. It is the appearance of Doing Something, rather than actually doing something. And this mostly effects those not intent on using the guns for crime. How about some ideas that would effect the criminals?

Crossed at Right Wing News.

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