Daily Archives: October 8, 2013

Shutdown Theater: NSA Spying Essential, Oversight Not

Buried in the technology section of the Washington Post writer Andrea Peterson finds something interesting While the National Security Agency (NSA) has largely escaped the government shutdown, the panel investigating NSA spying practices has effectively been frozen. Politico reports that as of Friday, the five-member Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies lost its staff […]

Deadly Boat Accident Blamed On Climate Change

You know, climate refugees (EurActiv) Voices from across the developing world are warning EU leaders that a failure to cut CO2 emissions and respect funding commitments for projects to mitigate and adapt to global warming will lead to more climate refugees, and more tragedies like the one in Lampedusa. As of today (8 October), the […]

If All You See…

…is a wonderful field that would be perfect for a solar panel farm, you might just be a Warmist The blog of the day is Flopping Aces, with a post on why the “shutdown scares the petty vindictive little man Barack Obama”.

Shutdown Theater: Man Fined For Jogging At National Park

Perhaps someone could remind Obama and the Spite House exactly who owns these parks (via Jammie Wearing Fools) (Philly.com) A marathoner says he was fined $100 for running in Valley Forge National Historical Park during the government shutdown. John Bell, 56, said he parked his car on Sunday in a remote parking lot, not one […]

Bummer: Ocean Warming Has Slowed Down By 50%

Don’t you hate when people do science? (The Hockey Schtick) The currently-favored excuse du jour for no statistically-significant global warming over the past 20 years is that the oceans “ate the man-made global warming.” However, a 2012 paper published in Nature Climate Change torpedoes this notion, finding the global oceans started warming at least 135 years ago just […]

Surprise: Obama Admin. Refuses To Release Enrollment Numbers Till November

I’m thinking they’ll report the numbers sometime between the 27th and 29th (Jake Tapper) The Obama administration is not planning on releasing enrollment numbers on Obamacare until November, senior administration officials said Monday, as they continued to insist that delays with the healthcare.gov website were entirely the result of high volume. “We will release monthly […]

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