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 Sun, 26 Apr 2015 23:51:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.3 Latest Cult Of Climastrology Excuse: The Pause Is Just A Distraction http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/04/26/latest-cult-of-climastrology-excuse-the-pause-is-just-a-distraction/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/04/26/latest-cult-of-climastrology-excuse-the-pause-is-just-a-distraction/#comments Sun, 26 Apr 2015 23:51:37 +0000 critics “this hyped global warming slowdown nature climate change the study compared climate models the slowdown in global warming has the current warm periods to split the long term temperature results peak 2040 the latest rise natural fluctuation ” got that the actual data showing a pause coming 2040 climate change scientist simply decadal variability  greenhouse gases http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=39297 And doom is coming in 2040

Climate Change Scientist says Global Warming Slowdown is Just a Minor Distraction and will Peak in 2040

The latest rise of the world wide average air temperature will not matter compared to how much the planet will heat up by the year 2100, says the latest study in Nature Climate Change. The study compared climate models that reflect the present slowdown in warming to those that don’t. These latest findings show that long-term warming predictions remained unchanged between the four groups of models; since it was not a factor in the global warming slowdown, averaging models won’t change the minds of critics.

“This much hyped global warming slowdown is just a distraction to the task at hand,” lead author and Chief Investigator with the ARC Center of Excellence for Climate System Science, Prof Matthew England said. “This shows that the slowdown in global warming has no bearing on long-term projections – it is simply due to decadal variability. Greenhouse gases will eventually overwhelm this natural fluctuation.”

Got that? The actual data showing a Pause is inconsequential, it’s the computer models that really matter.

Oh, and then there’s that little bit about natural variability. If NV can cause a Pause, why can’t it be mostly/solely responsible for the current warm periods?

To split the long-term temperature results from short–term variability, researchers took 200 climate models and recalculated them to 2100 then compared models that matched the current slowdown to those that didn’t. The models were examined by utilizing one of two IPCC carbon emission projections. The first was a situation where greenhouse gas concentrations went on rising uninterrupted through the 21st century. The other assumes emissions are minimized to simulate global warming peaking by 2040, before being reduced drastically.

There is literally nothing that can dissuade the CoC adherents from their beliefs based on computer models over actual data.

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If All You See… http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/04/26/if-all-you-see-1472/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/04/26/if-all-you-see-1472/#comments Sun, 26 Apr 2015 17:00:08 +0000 reduces obesity dammit a warmist the blog is a wonderful salad flopping aces laughing matter bad climate change the day http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=39293 …is a wonderful salad, which reduces obesity which is bad for climate change, BUT IS NO LAUGHING MATTER, DAMMIT!!!!!!!!, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is Flopping Aces, with the Sunday Funnies.

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Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/04/26/sorta-blogless-sunday-pinup-483/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/04/26/sorta-blogless-sunday-pinup-483/#comments Sun, 26 Apr 2015 13:36:54 +0000 the refuge features baltimore mayor stephanie rawlings thanking isis advocates the beach features rule 5 saturday erin heatherton and april showers the loretta lynch confirmation a treasonous sellout frat boys dis disabled vets the linkaround and a friday night babe and vintage babe daleybabe and haruna ayane atdaleygator daleybabes features liberals ignoring a real rape culture the mccain discusses the feminism industrial complex the refuge features baltimore mayor stephanie rawlings thanking isis advocates the beach features rule 5 saturday erin heatherton and april showers the loretta lynch confirmation a treasonous sellout frat boys dis disabled vets the linkaround and a friday night babe and vintage babe daleybabe and haruna ayane atdaleygator daleybabes features liberals ignoring a real rape culture the mccain discusses the feminism industrial complex http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=39289

Happy Sunday! It’s a gorgeous day in the awesome nation of America. Birds are singing, pollen level is down, people are out and about. Not sure who did this pinup, added a wee bit to it.

What is happening in Ye Olde Blogosphere? The Fine 15

  1. This ain’t Hell… has your Sunday feel good stories
  2. The Other McCain discusses the Feminism-Industrial Complex
  3. The Last Refuge features Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings thanking ISIS advocates
  4. The Daley Gator has the face of modern day fascism
  5. Raised On Hoecakes discusses the lie that never gets acknowledged
  6. Moonbattery features multicultural harmony on the streets of SF
  7. Legal Insurrection covers the Reclaim Australia movement
  8. Fire Andrea Mitchell notes the LA Dodgers hosting a LGBT night
  9. Fausta notes that the guy behind the Clinton uranium deal was also behind their FTA deal
  10. Doug Ross calls the sellout over the Loretta Lynch confirmation a treasonous sellout
  11. Steve Eggleston (Da Tech Guy) notes that Covered California is close to failing
  12. Dakota Voice has the exact cost of religious freedom
  13. Chicks On The Right have “Straight Pride”
  14. Black & Right features liberals ignoring a real rape culture
  15. And last, but not least, Ace Of Spades wonders who will stand up to the Social Justice Warriors

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

Don’t forget to check out all the other great material all the linked blogs have!

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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Mostly Peaceful Protest In Baltimore Includes Broken Windows, Thrown Rocks, Damaged Police Cars http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/04/26/mostly-peaceful-protest-in-baltimore-includes-broken-windows-thrown-rocks-damaged-police-cars/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/04/26/mostly-peaceful-protest-in-baltimore-includes-broken-windows-thrown-rocks-damaged-police-cars/#comments Sun, 26 Apr 2015 11:56:51 +0000 the gilmor homes the squat brick public west baltimore housing development riot gear protesters smashed windows businesses the breakaway group reached camden yards thousands protest freddie gray’s death ok threw rocks and bottles and damaged police cruisers demonstrators smashed a downtown storefront window sheryl gay stolberg and stephen babcock scenes backs cop killer mumia abu jamal and shades http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=39287 And let’s not forget about all the arrests. There’s a serious amount of dissonance going on in this NY Times article written by Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Stephen Babcock

Scenes of Chaos in Baltimore as Thousands Protest Freddie Gray’s Death

OK, the headline, which is most likely written by an editor, says “chaos”

A largely peaceful protest over the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who suffered a spinal cord injury in police custody, gave way to scattered scenes of chaos here on Saturday night, as demonstrators smashed a downtown storefront window, threw rocks and bottles and damaged police cruisers, while officers in riot gear broke up skirmishes and made 12 arrests near Camden Yards.

Perhaps someone in the Credentialed Media could explain why, exactly, they love using the phrase “largely peaceful”, when it is anything by? (Of course, were this a Right leaning gathering, they’d immediately deem it a riot)

Hours earlier, a racially diverse and mostly calm crowd of hundreds — and by some estimates more than 1,000 — marched through the streets, clogging intersections, carrying signs and shouting, “All night, all day, we’re gonna fight for Freddie Gray!” They made their way from the Gilmor Homes — the squat brick public West Baltimore housing development where Mr. Gray was arrested on April 12 — through the sparkling downtown harbor, a major tourist attraction here, before assembling on a plaza at City Hall.

There, Malik Shabazz, president of Black Lawyers for Justice, a Washington, D.C.-based group that called for the demonstration and advertised it on social media, told the crowd that he would release them in an hour, adding: “Shut it down if you want to! Shut it down!”

Hmm, yelling about fighting to people who were already worked up, and telling them to shut it down. (Were this a conservative crowd, the media would tell us how this was a call for violence)

Mr. Shabazz said in a later interview that his rhetoric was intended only to encourage civil disobedience — not violence — but added that he was “not surprised” by the scattered angry outbursts because people here “haven’t received justice.”

Why would he be surprised? Time and again we’ve seen these “demonstrations” turn violent. That’s not a reflection as to what happened to Freddie Gray, of which I do not know, having barely followed this. This is more about the crazy media talking point about “mostly peaceful”. It is interesting to note, though, that Baltimore is a very Liberal/Democrat city with a huge presence of Blacks in government and the police department. And a mayor, Stephanie Rawlings Blake, who is Black. Doesn’t seem that they are doing the community any good service.

Saturday’s trouble began in the early evening, when a group of protesters, as many as 100 by some accounts, split from the main group as the City Hall rally was breaking up and went on a rampage, throwing cans, bottles and trash bins at police officers, and breaking windows in some businesses. As the breakaway group reached Camden Yards, where the Baltimore Orioles were playing the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night, it was met by police officers in riot gear.

Protesters smashed windows of some cars and blocked the corner of Pratt and Light Streets, a major intersection that is a main route to Interstate 95 and out of the city. The department used its Twitter feed to urge demonstrators to remain peaceful, and blamed the problems on “isolated pockets of people from out of town causing disturbances downtown.” Late in the ballgame, police briefly instructed fans to remain in the stadium “until further notice,” but the crowd was eventually released.

This “mostly peaceful” demonstration needed 1,200 officers to be deployed. Reason has an interesting screencap from the Camden Yards scoreboard asking people to stay in the stadium.

Of course, violence in Baltimore is nothing new. This is a city that is known for the use of bullet proof plexiglass, used extensively to separate the store workers from the consumers, often with huge amounts of the product behind the plexiglass. This is a city that had to deploy huge numbers of officers around the city to deal with violence and crime for July 4th. They’ve had to deal with large groups of Black youths committing large numbers of crimes around the Harbor area.

The People’s Power Assembly was on hand, a group that backs cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal. And

Shades of Ferguson. What, exactly, did this store, its owner, and its employees have to do with the death of Freddie Gray? Lots of interesting photos at the Baltimore Sun. Looks mostly peaceful, eh?

Crossed at Right Wing News.

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If All You See… http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/04/25/if-all-you-see-1471/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/04/25/if-all-you-see-1471/#comments Sat, 25 Apr 2015 17:00:00 +0000 sooper mexican decimated carbon pollution is wonderful wine a warmist the blog a post the day http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=39277 …is wonderful wine which will be decimated by too much carbon pollution, you might just be a Warmist

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The blog of the day is Sooper Mexican, with a post on nasty military hating fraternity jerks.

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Nepal Earthquake: The Winners Of Today’s Climate Change Nuttbaggery Are… http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/04/25/nepal-earthquake-the-winners-of-todays-climate-change-nuttbaggery-are/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/04/25/nepal-earthquake-the-winners-of-todays-climate-change-nuttbaggery-are/#comments Sat, 25 Apr 2015 16:26:26 +0000 twitter com apunmumbaiyyaa status 591890961266905088 https twitter com genuinedavid status 591871128940912640 https twitter com kakulgautam status 591850173912985600 https twitter com spotsassy status 591966491320446978 plenty this https twitter com asufian3 status 591951486633934848 https twitter com unclebibby status 591937306942013442 more insanity nepal a 7 8 the fold https a big earthquake case hear http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=39285 So, in case you didn’t hear, there was a very big earthquake in Nepal, a 7.8. So, of course, this

More insanity below the fold

Plenty more where those came from

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Warmist: Know What Caused All Those Mediterranean Boat Deaths? Climate Change http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/04/25/warmist-know-what-caused-all-those-mediterranean-boat-deaths-climate-change/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/04/25/warmist-know-what-caused-all-those-mediterranean-boat-deaths-climate-change/#comments Sat, 25 Apr 2015 14:31:24 +0000 tackle existential threat the heart breaking scenes blame “without a rapid and successful global effort anything breitbart james murray the past week and the sadness and rancour escalating climate change ” admitting worsen a world afflicted including terrorism and corrupt governments disaster security analysts expect http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=39283 Couldn’t possibly have anything to do with extremist Islamists or anything

(Breitbart) James Murray, editor of Business Green, said the deaths are “precisely the kind of disaster security analysts expect to see worsen in a world afflicted by escalating climate change.”

Admitting there may be other factors involved, including terrorism and corrupt governments, he nevertheless asserts that global warming is to blame.

“Without a rapid and successful global effort to tackle this existential threat the heart-breaking scenes of the past week and the sadness and rancour they unleash will only become more commonplace. After all, this is what climate crisis really means,” he wrote.

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Bruce Jenner: I’m A Woman And A Republican http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/04/25/bruce-jenner-im-a-woman-and-a-republican/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/04/25/bruce-jenner-im-a-woman-and-a-republican/#comments Sat, 25 Apr 2015 13:24:36 +0000 abc bruce jenner ended months shocked bruce jenner jenner tearfully supportive jenner despise jenner jenner answered sin a puzzled sawyer asked transitioning a woman “i’ve http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=39279 I’m really kinda surprised that many in the media are shocked that Bruce Jenner has stated that he’s a woman. It’s not like there haven’t been numerous stories about him transitioning. The other part is sure to drive liberals nuts

(Breitbart) In an Interview with Diane Sawyer Friday night on ABC, Bruce Jenner ended months of speculation by confirming he is in the process of transitioning into a woman.

“I’ve always been confused about my gender identity,” Jenner tearfully said at the beginning of the two-hour special, which was partially filmed inside of his home.

Then

Among the more surprising revelations, Bruce told his guest he is both a Christian and a Republican. He admitted he has at times been concerned his lifestyle puts him at odds with the Bible–in particular, the book of Deuteronomy, which classifies a man dressing as a woman as sin.

A puzzled Sawyer asked him if he identifies as a Republican, to which Jenner answered, “”Yeah. Is that a bad thing? I believe in the Constitution.”

Here’s the thing: there will certainly be people, a small number, on the right who do not like him because of this. There will be others who disagree with his lifestyle, but will be supportive of Jenner as a person. For most on the right, they won’t really care one way or the other, but, if they meet him, they’d be nice, even in disagreement. Because we understand that the content of character is more important.

You can bet that liberals will despise Jenner for coming out as a Republican. Twitchy features some of those intolerant libs.

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Washington Post: These Big Meanie Republicans Just Won’t Accept Big Government Solutions To “Climate Change http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/04/25/washington-post-these-big-meanie-republicans-just-wont-accept-big-government-solutions-to-climate-change/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/04/25/washington-post-these-big-meanie-republicans-just-wont-accept-big-government-solutions-to-climate-change/#comments Sat, 25 Apr 2015 11:16:35 +0000 lower the gop’s most hated taxes and harness market efficiency interfere the private market socialism marxism fascism engaging smog and mirrors survive tax breaks and subsidies responsible conservative voices a revenue neutral carbon tax electricity buying efficient appliances and investing tax breaks subsidies republicans big central government solutions http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=39271 The tag line to this piece by the Washington Post Editorial Board is “Serious politicians should welcome, not duck, a debate on global warming”. Which is interesting, considering that Warmists have constantly stated that “the debate is over!!!!!!!!” And it has been those on the Skeptic side who have constantly called for actual debate on the subject of anthropogenic global warming/climate change, with members of the Cult of Climastrology typically refusing to debate. And the notion that newspapers should not allow debate from Skeptics in articles, opinion pieces, and even in the comments is growing. But, hey, those crazy Republicans, ya know?

Republicans are engaging in smog and mirrors on climate

“CLIMATE CHANGE can no longer be denied,” President Obama said in Everglades National Park on Wednesday. “It can’t be edited out. It can’t be omitted from the conversation.” No matter how much, Mr. Obama might have added, Republican presidential hopefuls would like to neglect the matter.

Nothing says “hey, believe what I say” like taking a giant fossil fueled day trip. Or this

We’ll skip the next paragraph, which whines specifically about Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and Jeb Bush. Bush is a Believer, he just doesn’t want Government to Do Something, which leads to

The common element among GOP leaders is resistance to the notion that the government needs a significant policy against greenhouse-gas emissions. What would the national conversation be like if Mr. Obama got his way and they accepted the need to act with ambition?

Wait, Republicans against empowering the Central Government with massive new powers to tax, spend, and control the energy sector, the economy, The People, and private entities? The hell you say!

Ironically, it wouldn’t be kind to some of Mr. Obama’s policies, but that’s not his fault. Because of the GOP’s abdication, the Obama administration has cobbled together a climate plan from legal authorities it could exercise without Congress’s say-so. The result is an awkwardly designed and inefficient approach. A more reasonable Congress could shape a more efficient plan, with an eye toward sparing the economy gratuitous pain.

In “Free Will”, Rush has a line “if you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice”. The choice made by Republicans is to not pass any legislation relating to Doing Something about Hotcoldwetdry, because it is a political issue, not a scientific one. And, hey, remember when Democrats “abdicated” when they had full control of Congress and the White House?

Economists have known for decades how to do this. First, the government should eliminate energy subsidies of all kinds — for fossil fuels as well as renewable energy. Then Congress should put a significant tax on carbon-dioxide emissions and set it to rise over time. The resulting market forces would decide how the economy would move to a greener state. Consumers and businesses would have more reason to consider wasting less electricity, buying efficient appliances and investing in products that require less carbon dioxide to make. Generators of electricity would have an incentive to use cleaner fuels and renewable sources of energy — when it makes economic sense, not when the Environmental Protection Agency decides they must. Companies that exploit giveaway subsidy policies would have to compete fairly.

First, they aren’t subsidies, and the WPEB should know this, but they have been captured by the CoC talking points. Second, why would Republicans be up for these Big Central Government solutions which interfere with the private market? Socialism/Marxism/Fascism is a Democrat thing.

The nation’s climate debate has been impoverished by the absence of responsible conservative voices. A revenue-neutral carbon tax is a reform Republicans should love. It could end irrational federal subsidies, lower the GOP’s most-hated taxes and harness market efficiency to provide some insurance for the planet at a minimal cost. Instead, the party’s would-be leaders appear to be looking for any way to avoid engaging seriously.

That’s some serious sleight of hand. A carbon tax is the antithesis of free markets. But, tell you what: let’s remove all tax breaks/subsidies on all energy production, and we will see which one wins. It won’t be the alternatives, which cannot survive without those tax breaks and subsidies, nor without massive government “loans”, which so often seem to never get repaid.

Say, when will the Washington Post give up its own use of fossil fuels to deliver its dead tree editions?

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“Carbon Emissions” Warm The Atmosphere Faster Than We Thought Or Something http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/04/24/carbon-emissions-warm-the-atmosphere-faster-than-we-thought-or-something/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/04/24/carbon-emissions-warm-the-atmosphere-faster-than-we-thought-or-something/#comments Fri, 24 Apr 2015 20:02:24 +0000 elated research cutting emissions slows climate change faster co2 emissions warm the climate quicker thought global carbon emissions stalled treehugger sami grove cut emissions fast enough runaway climate change removing the warming quicker hey cutting carbon emissions coal falling solar power http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=39260 While the vast majority of legitimate research seems to prove that CO2 doesn’t cause the warming that the Cult of Climastrology thinks it does, Treehugger’s Sami Grove is both Very Concerned and Very Elated about other research

Cutting emissions slows climate change faster than we thought

Global carbon emissions stalled last year. China’s coal use is falling. Solar power is becoming increasingly competitive. Heck, even some forward thinking utilities arerethinking their reliance on fossil fuels.

For the first Earth Day in a very long time, I am hopeful we might see some very real progress on cutting carbon emissions, much quicker than we ever thought possible. And yet, every time I voice this optimism, the pessimists pipe up:

“We’ll never cut emissions fast enough… Runaway climate change is already upon us… Carbon emissions hang around in the atmosphere for decades… etc etc “

I too had been under the impression that emissions cuts can take many, many decades to have an impact on the climate. So while tooling around on the internet last night, and trying to avoid annoying EArth Day press releases, I was excited to read oabout new research that came out in December last year, which suggests that CO2 emissions warm the climate quicker than we thought.

Why would he be happy about that? Because, Sami believes that if it warms it quicker, removing it can stop the warming quicker. Hey, maybe that’s the reason for this?

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