If All You See…

…is horrible meat causing Bad Weather clouds, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is Moonbattery, with a post on efforts to force vaccination on children.

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Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup

Patriotic Pinup KO Munson Nurse

Happy Sunday! A gorgeous day in the Once and Future Nation Of America. The Sun is shining on the snow, the Devils obliterated the Hurricanes (I like the Canes, but, I end up with a lot of bets when they play), and the media is starting to see how bad Biden is. This pinup is by KO Munson, with a wee bit of help.

What is happening in Ye Olde Blogosphere? The Fine 15

  1. The Conservative Treehouse covers DC asking residents to ration food
  2. Greenie Watch discusses the authoritarianism of greenies
  3. 357 Magnum notes that supply chain woes are about to get worse
  4. American Greatness highlights the Defeat the Mandates march
  5. Da Techguy’s Blog says no dough for you
  6. DC Clothesline notes the catty reason a substitute teacher was fired
  7. Diogenes’ Middle Finger wonders about using bologna as a facial mask
  8. Dissecting Leftism discusses a CDC study on natural COVID immunity
  9. Free North Carolina covers more people staying with home schooling
  10. Gates Of Vienna shows the aftermath in Afghanistan
  11. Geller Report covers Brandon ordering all US Embassy families to leave Ukraine
  12. Gen Z Conservative features Kamala losing her cool on the Today show
  13. IOTW Report contrasts the UK removing COVID restrictions while the EU implements more
  14. Irons In The Fire is pretty sure Democrats will cheat in the next election
  15. And last, but not least, Jihad Watch covers Biden releasing a terrorist linked to murder of children

As always, the full set of pinups can be seen in the Patriotic Pinup category, or over at my Gallery page (nope, that’s gone, the newest Apache killed access, and the program hasn’t been upgraded since 2014). 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. I’ve also mostly alphabetized them, makes it easier scrolling the feedreader

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. And do you have a favorite blog you can recommend be added to the feedreader?

Two great sites for getting news links are Liberty Daily and Whatafinger.

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Bummer: Climate Emergency Threat Grows As Economy Recovers

Good news for the editorial board of the Minneapolis Star Tribune: the economy is not doing that well at this time thanks in part to Joe Biden’s policies, so, we should be safe from climate doom

As economy recovers, climate threat grows

One of the few beneficial aspects of the global pandemic was a sharp reduction in pollution at all levels, including greenhouse gas emissions.

China was the first country to lock down in January 2020, prohibiting people from even leaving their homes for several weeks. The result? Air pollution declined at a rate never before seen. As the virus spread and one country after another curtailed activities, worldwide pollution levels plummeted. Much of that decline was driven by a sharp reduction in all forms of transportation, which is the main contributor to greenhouse gases in the U.S. and here in Minnesota.

What we experienced was a real-time experiment in the impact of human activity on our planet and what would happen if we could radically reduce our reliance on fossil fuels.

Of course, that air pollution wasn’t CO2, which rests in the upper atmosphere, but, smog at the lower levels, and, yes, it was nice seeing that clean air. Here’s a question: why haven’t Warmists given up their own use of fossil fueled vehicles?

But as economic activity has resumed, so has pollution. After dramatic reductions in 2020, U.S. emission rates soared by more than 6% last year and are expected to continue rising as the economy reaches higher levels of normalcy.

President Joe Biden wants to cut greenhouse gas emissions 50% below 2005 levels by 2030, a goal that experts said the world should follow to prevent the planet from further warming and the extreme weather events expected to accompany it.

But durable progress has been painstakingly slow. So far, with everything the country has done to spur development of alternative energy sources, U.S. emission levels are only 17.4% below those 2005 levels.

How about all the True Believers practice what they preach? Has the Star Tribune stopped using fossil fuels for their operations?

The Build Back Better Act that would aim more than $500 billion at renewable power, electric vehicles, electric stations, solar and other programs could, according to Princeton researchers, get the U.S. close to its goal. But the bill remains stuck in the Senate, where Joe Manchin of West Virginia, a coal state, has proved difficult to win over. (snip)

We are no longer in a position to stave off climate change. That time has long passed, time squandered in endless debate over whether climate change was caused by human activity. But we do still have time to work together to mitigate the worst effects. We know some of the actions that must be taken. We know we must lessen dependence on fossil fuels.

See, in order to Do Something (which most Warmists haven’t done themselves during the 30+ years of spreading awareness), we have to pass big, life restricting, government domineering legislation. We have to skyrocket the cost of energy, which will increase the cost of living. Food, clothes, products, housing. And how many can afford an EV, with an average price of $54,000.?

A year ago, Frank Kohlasch, climate director at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), said that “while it will be challenging to move ahead in light of where we’ve been with COVID and economic slowdown, this is an opportunity to … take important and significant action on climate change.”

The COVID crisis proved far deeper and more durable than anyone could have imagined. But that immediate emergency does not dispel the gathering threat of climate change.

See, the suggestion here is the economic reduction from COVID, all those businesses closed by Government, people not going into work, everything else, we were all there, right, was a great thing for ‘climate change’, and we need to get back to that. Did the people at the Star Tribune miss paychecks? How about the big shots on the editorial board? They should take a poll, see if people are willing to do this in practice, not theory.

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Climahypocrite DiCaprio Gives World 9 Years To Stop Climate Apocalypse Doom

Did he get on a fossil fueled private jet or fossil fueled mega-yacht afterwards?

Satire ‘Don’t Look Up’ Gave Six Months To World Destruction By Comet; Leonardo DiCaprio Puts 9-Year Ticking Clock On Climate Crisis

Perhaps no film on his list of narrative star vehicles has subject matter as near and dear to Leonardo DiCaprio as Don’t Look Up, the star-studded Adam McKay-directed Netflix satire that substitutes a metaphorical comet in place of the toll that the climate crisis is taking on the planet.

Since his Oscar-winning turn in The Revenant, DiCaprio has done in-person Deadline interviews for all his awards-season films. Because of Omicron, this one was done by phone. Here, DiCaprio assessed everything from awards season to moviegoing in the age of Covid, and yes, the real danger of global warming for those who missed the symbolism. (big, big snip through lots of stuff, including other climate cult yammering)

DICAPRIO: I’ve had two great passions in my life. That has been acting, and the protection of the natural world and getting the message out about the climate crisis. I’ve had a foundation for 20 years. I got to go to Glasgow. I got to see world leaders make some pretty substantial commitments, but much like this movie, there is a ticking clock. I think there’s a worldwide sense of anxiety about the fact that the powers that be, the private sector, governments, are not making the transition fast enough. We literally have a nine-year window.

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How much in the way of fossil fuels was used to make Don’t Look Up? How much to film the upcoming Dicaprio movies? I’ll believe that it’s a crisis when the people who tell me it’s a crisis act like it’s a crisis in their own lives. What will Leo have to say when everything is fine in 2031?

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If All You See…

(photo is below more tag. Trying to see what’s causing server instability, including these photos which come from my Photobucket account)

….is horrible heat snow, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is Green Jihad, with a post on a doctor discipline by state for COVID “disinformation”

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Federal Judge Puts Biden Federal Worker Mandate On Time Out

Brandon’s not doing so well in court, eh?

Texas judge blocks Biden vaccine mandate for federal workers

A Texas federal judge has blocked the Biden administration’s order for federal employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19 in the latest setback to the administration’s pandemic response.

The ruling by Judge Jeffrey Brown stated that the order “amounts to a presidential mandate that all federal employees consent to vaccination against COVID-19 or lose their jobs.”

“Because the President’s authority is not that broad, the court will enjoin the second order’s enforcement,” wrote Brown, who was nominated to the federal bench by President Donald Trump.

Brown cited the Supreme Court’s decision last week that prevented the administration from enforcing a requirement that all businesses with at least 100 employees mandate that workers get vaccinated or undergo weekly testing.

Brown claimed the administration’s order for federal workers was a “bridge too far” by allowing the White House “with a stroke of a pen or without the input of Congress, [to] require millions of federal employees to undergo a medical procedure as a condition of their employment.”

Now what, Joe?

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Your Fault: West Coast To See More Blackouts And Energy Price Spikes From ‘Climate Change’

If only those people in California, Washington, and Oregon gave up their fossil fueled vehicles and drove EVs, took the bus, walked. Gave up meat, moved into tiny homes. Gave a large portion of their income to the government

Climate change will likely worsen West Coast blackouts and cause energy price spikes, studies find

A pair of recent studies suggest West Coast residents and businesses will suffer more frequent blackouts and higher electricity prices because climate change will lead to more disruptive extreme weather events. The research papers were published in the scientific journal Earth’s Future.

Wait, “suggest”? They don’t know? Then why are they putting out studies?

“The impacts of climate change and extreme weather events on the grid, mostly in the form of drought and heat waves, are going to get worse under climate change,” co-author Jordan Kern, assistant professor of forestry and environment resources at North Carolina State University, said in a statement about the reports. Kern’s co-authors included professors of environmental science and engineering from the University of North Carolina, Oregon State University and the University of Washington.

In one study, computer models projected the West Coast electricity grid’s reliability between 2030 and 2060 under 11 different climate change scenarios, based on the trajectory of greenhouse gas emissions and how much warming results. The researchers found more likelihood of blackouts in summer and early fall, largely driven by extreme heat in California causing increased demand for air conditioning. (West Coast states have interconnected power grids, so Washington and Oregon could be affected by California’s demand.)

All from a whopping 1.5F increase in global temperatures since 1850? It couldn’t have anything to do with replacing reliable, dependable, affordable energy sources with non-reliable, non-dependable, expensive ones, could it?

Although the researchers predicted only brief blackouts, they noted that a growing imbalance between supply and demand for power during heat waves would cause prices to spike up to California’s legal cap of $1,000 per megawatt hour. “When prices go up to $1,000 per megawatt hour, that’s the grid ringing the alarm bell,” Kern said.

These would be the rolling brownouts and blackouts due to a lack of reliable energy that are happening right now, right? We can solve this if you give your freedom, liberty, consumer choice, and money to government, though.

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Report: IRS Will Soon Require Facial Recognition For Certain Online Tax Activities

Sounds, cool, right? Giving the IRS a photo of yourself? But, don’t ask that a photo ID be required to cast a vote

The IRS will soon make you use facial recognition to access your taxes online

The Internal Revenue Service will require people who access and pay their taxes online to enroll in a third-party facial recognition company starting this summer (h/t Krebs on Security). Even those who have already registered on IRS.gov with a username and password will have to provide a government ID, a copy of a utility bill, and a selfie to ID.me, the Virginia-based identity verification company. You’ll take a video selfie with whatever webcam or mobile device you’re using to sign up, which seems likely to cause problems for people with older hardware or who don’t have access to one.

According to the IRS, ID.me is a “trusted technology provider” of identity verification services. Anyone who already has an ID.me account from another government agency can sign in with those credentials. Brian Krebs created a new ID.me account and wrote in his post that the sign-up process was time-consuming and glitchy. He got stuck about halfway through the process and had to start again from the beginning, then was prompted to join a video call with an ID.me representative — with a wait time of nearly three and a half hours.

Fantastic, they’re requiring a non-government company to capture your information! According to the IRS website, this will apply when

  • Online account: Securely access individual account information, including the total amount owed, payment history, Economic Impact Payments, payment plan details and more. (so, basically anytime you access the IRS website login)
  • Get Transcript Online of various 1040 filings
  • Online payment agreement
  • Child tax update portal
  • Get identity protection PIN

Why can’t we have voter ID and a PIN?

In its “privacy bill of rights,” ID.me says it doesn’t “sell, lead, or trade biometric data to any third parties or derive any profit from the sale, lease or trade of biometric data.” It can share information with its partners with users’ explicit permission, according to its website, and when you register for an ID.me account, you have to accept the company’s biometric consent policy. The company collects facial and voice biometrics to verify identity and protect against fraudulent behavior and to “comply with a request from law enforcement or government entities where not prohibited by law.” And even if you delete your ID.me account, the company may retain your biometric data for several years, depending on “the nature of the data and relevant legal or operational retention needs.”

They’ll just have what you look like and all your personal information. In order to register you will be providing a non-government agency with

  • Email address
  • Social Security number
  • Photo ID (Driver’s License, Passport, Passport Card, or State ID)
  • Mobile phone with camera
  • Laptop or computer with a webcam (optional)

Cool, huh? I wonder what statutory authority this is being done under

You may remember ID.me from earlier in the pandemic; more than two dozen states use the company to verify people applying for unemployment benefits. Motherboard reported in June 2021 that ID.me failed to identify some applicants and that they had difficulty reaching anyone at the company to remedy their problem. ID.me CEO Blake Hall told The Verge at the time that it uses a system similar to Apple’s FaceID or the way a TSA agent would compare a passenger’s face to their ID at an airport.

The TSA agent is looking at my driver’s license and then my face. I’m not giving the person my ID, and they don’t have a picture in their database. Interestingly, you need a picture ID to fly. But, Democrats do not want it required to vote.

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USA Today Seems Upset That People Dare To Not Believe In Climate Crisis (scam)

How dare some of you people have non-cult approved Wrongthink! How dare you engage in your Constitutionally guaranteed Free Speech!

Climate change denial on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and TikTok is ‘as bad as ever’

The climate is changing, but misinformation about it on the major social media platforms is not.

Climate change falsehoods, hoaxes and conspiracy theories are still prevalent on Twitter, Facebook, TikTok and YouTube despite pledges to crack down, a new report says.

Social media posts and videos denying climate change, disputing its causes or underplaying its effects not only can still be found on these platforms, they are often missing warning labels or links to credible information, according to Advance Democracy, a research organization that studies misinformation.

Climate scientists say they’re frustrated by the lack of progress in stemming the tide of climate change misinformation. For years, they’ve urged social media companies to identify, flag and take down the misinformation and the accounts that spread it.

You darned free thinkers!

If they could prove that the climate has changed mostly solely due to the actions of mankind, few would not believe. They wouldn’t need to attempt to censor people.

But, says Michael Mann, director of Penn State University’s Earth System Science Center and author of “The New Climate War,” “it’s as bad as ever.”

A guy who refuses to debate.

John Cook, a postdoctoral research fellow at the Climate Change Communication Research Hub at Monash University who advises Facebook, says the proliferation of climate misinformation on social media reflects the torrent of misinformation coming from a combination of science denial and skepticism about climate policy and renewable fuels and technologies.

The guy who came up with the super sketchy 97% agree study.

“One element of climate misinformation that seems to be particularly prominent on social media is culture war type posts that attempt to paint people concerned about climate change as belonging to some separate social group intent on impinging on people’s freedoms,” Cook said. “This is a particularly damaging form of misinformation as it exacerbates public polarization on climate change, making progress more difficult.”

Weirdly, that’s exactly what the climate cult is attempting to do.

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If All You See…

…are mountains which will soon! lose their snow, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is This Ain’t Hell…, with a post on a California county leaving $10 million in COVID protective gear out in the rain.

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