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  • The Awans, Obama, and Saddam Hussein and Iran's nuclear programs

    08/07/2017 11:51:37 PM PDT · by Fedora · 47 replies
    Original research | 08/08/2017 | Fedora
    As many of you will recall, Obama made a trip to Pakistan when he was at Occidental College. I am seeing indicators that this relates to the Awans' network and to Iraq and Iran's nuclear programs, which I'm putting out here for others to help fill the missing pieces in and to get this to the right people. First, a recap of Obama's Pakistan trip:Obama’s Russia Problem: Obama's Links to Soviet-era Spy Rings and Terrorist NetworksAt Occidental College, Obama became involved in radical student politics, deliberately networking with activist students and professors, as he mentions in his autobiography. In 1981,...
  • Climate Scientists Watch Their Words, Hoping To Stave Off Funding Cuts

    11/29/2017 8:53:54 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    National Public Radio (NPR) ^ | November 29, 2017 | by Rebecca Hersher
    National Science Foundation grants with the term "climate change" in the public summary are down 40 percent this year. Some scientists say they are avoiding the term, hoping to protect funding for their climate change research. Scientists appear to be self-censoring by omitting the term "climate change" in public grant summaries. An NPR analysis of grants awarded by the National Science Foundation found a steadily decreasing number with the phrase "climate change" in the title or summary, resulting in a sharp drop in the term's use in 2017. At the same time, the use of alternative terms such as "extreme...
  • Inside Knowledge About Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Could Lead To World-Changing Technology

    10/11/2017 11:53:11 AM PDT · by dubyagee · 23 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 10/10/17 | Leslie Kean
    Then, in late 2016, Wikileaks published a number of Tom’s emails to John Podesta, which revealed the names of some of these sources. Among his advisors were two generals: one was a commander of the U.S. Air Force’s research laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and responsible for managing the Air Force’s $2.2 billion science and technology program; the other was the Special Assistant to the Commander of Air Force Space Command at Peterson Air Force Base. As devastating as this was to some, it established for those who doubted him that Tom was indeed telling the truth about his...
  • Democrats Ask Teachers To Destroy Books Written By ‘Climate Deniers’

    04/05/2017 6:06:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/4/2017 | Andrew Follett
    Three senior House Democrats asked U.S. teachers Monday to destroy a book written by climate scientists challenging the environmentalist view of global warming. The Democrats were responding to a campaign by the conservative Heartland Institute copies of the 2015 book, “Why Climate Scientists Disagree About Global Warming” to about 200,000 science teachers. Democratic Reps. Bobby Scott of the Committee on Education, Raúl M. Grijalva of the Committee on Natural Resources, and Eddie Bernice Johnson of the Committee on Science, Space and Technology all issued a statement telling teachers to trash the book. “Public school classrooms are no place for anti-science...
  • 31,487 U.S. Scientists Reject Global Warming Hoax

    06/04/2017 3:00:50 PM PDT · by Moseley · 55 replies
    Fairfax Free Citizen ^ | June 4, 2017 | Jonathon A Moseely
    A growing list of 31,487 U.S. scientists (and counting) has signed a petition strongly rejecting as unproven the hypothesis of man-made global warming or climate change. These signers include four NASA astronauts, at least two Nobel Prize winning physicists, 9,029 Ph.D.s and some of the nation’s top climatologists. Only U.S. scientists are included in this particular petition. Only relevant scientific fields are included. The “Global Warming Petition Project” includes a dramatically strong statement to which 31,487 scientists have already signed their names: "There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gases is...
  • What If Climate Scientists Are Guessing Wrong?

    05/01/2017 4:05:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    <p>Newest New York Times columnist Bret Stephens, a conservative refugee from the increasingly Trumpist Wall Street Journal editorial page, uses his first column to imply, without quite stating outright, that somebody (the world? America? liberals?) overrates the certainty of climate science. Stephens concedes that the reality of global warming is “indisputable, as is the human influence on that warming, [while] much else that passes as accepted fact is really a matter of probabilities.” He is completely right that the level of future warming is a matter of probabilities, and he is also right that the political debate treats that level of warming as far more knowable than it actually is. Where he’s wrong — catastrophically so — is in his implicit argument that the risk lies entirely on one side.</p>
  • Scientists Are Calling for NY Times Boycott Over Op-Ed by ‘Climate Change Denier’

    04/30/2017 7:45:01 AM PDT · by DFG · 15 replies
    The Wrap via SFGATE ^ | 04/28/2017 | Carli Velocci
    Multiple scientists and climate change advocates are calling for a boycott of The New York Times after an op-ed that they felt pushed anti-climate change agendas. The Friday column, the first written by Bret Stephens for the publication, uses the argument that data doesn’t always convey reality to make the point that climate change isn’t definite, despite evidence that supports the claim. He refers partially to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential run, chronicled in the recent book “Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign.” Authors Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes wrote that the campaign relied too much on data, one of the...
  • Scientists To Rally On Earth Day To Protest Trump Cuts, Views

    04/20/2017 5:56:58 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 39 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | 4/20/2017 | Russell Blair
    Scientists and academics in Connecticut and across the country will head out of the labs and into the streets on Saturday — Earth Day — to confront what one organizer described as a lack of respect for science among some members of Congress and President Donald Trump."The scientific method is not a partisan issue, it's not something that should be divisive," said Harrison Hayward, a fourth-year UConn medical student organizing a Hartford rally, which will begin at noon at Mortensen Riverfront Plaza. Diane Krause, a professor at the Yale School of Medicine, is heading up a New Haven event, which...
  • Scientists: Asian Pollution Causing West Coast Smog

    03/04/2017 5:52:36 AM PST · by davikkm · 17 replies
    breitbart ^ | JOEL B. POLLAK
    Air quality in some East Asian capitals is famously poor, with residents of Beijing taking extreme measures to avoid the health risks associated with heavy pollution. The problem has grown worse as emerging Asian economies, particularly China, have increased their use of high-sulfur coal and private automobiles. Now, scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) warn that East Asian pollution may be causing smog along the West Coast of the United States, as nitrogen oxides move on air currents across the Pacific Ocean.
  • Hundreds of Scientists BEG Trump to END U.N. Climate Change Agreement

    02/24/2017 1:16:46 PM PST · by davikkm · 21 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Ryan Saavedra
    Over 300 scientists have requested that President Trump withdraw from the Paris Agreement which is a radical climate change agenda that was put into effect under the Obama Administration according to a report from the Washington Times. Leading the charge from the scientific community against the Paris Agreement is MIT professor emeritus Richard Lindzen who has delivered sharp criticisms about the agreement. Mr. Lindzen challenges the climate change narrative by saying that carbon dioxide is “plant food, not poison.”
  • Report: Government agency refuses to discipline scientists caught cooking the books

    02/13/2017 9:15:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/13/2017 | Rick Moran
    And Democrats wonder why there are so many skeptics when it comes to conclusions reached by government scientists? The inspector general for the National Science Foundation issued a report showing that at least 23 scientists applying for taxpayer-funded grants either plagiarized the text or manipulated data but were not barred from receiving grant money in the future. Washington Free Beacon: The inspector general for the National Science Foundation identified at least 23 instances of plagiarism in proposals, NSF-funded research, and agency publications in 2015 and 2016. It found at least eight instances of data manipulation and fabrication in those years....
  • 74 Prominent Medical And NASA Scientists Have Been Killed In The Last Few Years

    02/13/2017 5:38:42 AM PST · by gaggs · 46 replies
    An unusually high number of Medical and NASA scientist deaths in recent years. Alberto Behar helped prove that there had once been water on Mars. He worked on two missions to Mars and was also a robotics expert who researched how robots function in harsh environments (such as under water and inside volcanoes). The unusually high number of scientist deaths in recent years has made people question the suspicious nature of his death.
  • Scientists march on Washington The responsible application of science to government What is the Marc

    01/29/2017 8:03:07 PM PST · by Wisconsinlady · 24 replies
    Scientists March on Washington ^ | Saturday, January 21, 2017 | March for Science
    Diversity In the past days, scientists have voiced concern over many issues - gag orders for government science agencies, funding freezes, and reversing science based policies. We recognize that these changes will differently and disproportionately affect minority scientists, science advocates, and the global communities impacted by these changes in American policies. Addressing these issues is imperative in understanding how recent developments will affect all people - not simply the most privileged among us. We take seriously your concerns that for this march to be meaningful, we must centralize diversity of the march's organizers at all levels of planning. Diversity must...
  • Trump’s Immigration Ban Is Already Harming American Science

    01/29/2017 5:38:09 PM PST · by grundle · 81 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | January 29, 2017
    Samira Asgari had been preparing for the trip for months. She had just earned her Ph.D. from a Swiss university and was ready to start a postdoctoral fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, studying how a person’s genes affect our response to tuberculosis. But on Saturday morning, at Frankfurt Airport, she was intercepted by an American consulate, who stopped her from boarding her plane to Boston. “He said that it’s the U.S. government who issues the visa, and if they change their mind, the visa isn’t valid,” she says. They had indeed changed their mind. On Friday, President...
  • Top scientists stand up to Trump

    01/28/2017 6:21:28 AM PST · by oh8eleven · 72 replies
    NY Post ^ | 28 January 2017 | Marasiegle
    “Science Guy” Bill Nye says he will participate in the proposed March for Science in Washington, DC, but what he’d “prefer is for these [anti-science] people to come around.” If people would “just accept it we could all get to work,” Nye said.
  • Apocalypse is 30 seconds closer, say Doomsday Clock scientists

    01/26/2017 2:33:47 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 54 replies
    BBC News ^ | 26th January 2017 | BBC News
    Scientists say the world has edged closer to apocalypse in the past year amid a darkening security landscape and comments by Donald Trump. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (BPA) moved the minute hand of the symbolic Doomsday Clock from three minutes to two-and-a-half minutes to midnight. It is the second closest it has been. BPA chief Rachel Bronson urged world leaders to "calm rather than stoke tensions that could lead to war". In a report, the BPA said President Trump's statements on climate change, expanding the US nuclear arsenal and the questioning of intelligence agencies had contributed to the...
  • Scientists take first steps to growing human organs in pigs

    01/26/2017 11:45:42 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 1/26/17 | Malcolm Ritter - AP
    NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists have grown human cells inside pig embryos, a very early step toward the goal of growing livers and other human organs in animals to transplant into people. The cells made up just a tiny part of each embryo, and the embryos were grown for only a few weeks, researchers reported Thursday. Such human-animal research has raised ethical concerns. The U.S. government suspended taxpayer funding of experiments in 2015. The new work, done in California and Spain, was paid for by private foundations. Any growing of human organs in pigs is "far away," said Juan Carlos...
  • On eve of Trump, Obama’s Energy Department announces new policy to protect scientists

    01/12/2017 12:05:49 PM PST · by ColdOne · 42 replies
    WaPo ^ | 1/11/17 | Chris Mooney
    Speaking at the National Press Club Wednesday, outgoing Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced a new “scientific integrity” policy for an agency recently wracked by concerns about how an administration led by President-elect Donald Trump will treat employees who worked on climate change and other sensitive energy-related issues. “It’s part of establishing the environment that allows scientist to do their work, to stay with us, and to recruit new people,” Moniz said in announcing the new policy. Moniz, a physicist, gave an example of his own role in negotiating the Iran nuclear deal. “Seven of our laboratories were providing near real-time...
  • NASA Nonsense(climate crap again)

    12/27/2016 6:49:29 AM PST · by rktman · 32 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 12/26/2016 | Charlie Martin
    If all of Greenland's ice melted, it would raise sea level ~23 ft. That's enough to put coastlines throughout the world under water. pic.twitter.com/0C5fpTRhdl — NASA Climate (@NASAClimate) December 13, 2016 The tweet above is from @NASAClimate, a real official account from the real government organization that shoots rockets. (By the way, serious question: does anyone know why NASA does this instead of NOAA?) If all of Greenland's ice melted, it would raise sea level ~23 ft. That's enough to put coastlines throughout the world under water. As a bald statement, it sounds fairly reasonable. I wouldn't disbelieve it if...
  • Top scientist who discovered Litvinenko poison 'stabbed himself to death with two knives...

    11/25/2016 12:11:11 PM PST · by McGruff · 37 replies
    Mirror ^ | November 24, 2016 | Imogen Robinson
    The radiation expert who discovered the poison that killed Alexander Litvinenko "committed suicide" by stabbing himself repeatedly with two knives months after a trip to Russia, a coroner ruled. Matthew Puncher, 46, bled to death at his home after receiving multiple stab wounds across his body from two kitchen knives, an inquest heard. A pathologist said he could not completely exclude the possibility that someone else had been involved in the death of the father, but came to the conclusion that the injuries were self-inflicted.