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  • California Enacts Strict Water Rationing [semi-satire]

    06/12/2018 12:23:24 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 10 June 2018 | John Semmens
    After years of drought, the California Legislature has enacted severe restrictions on household water consumption. Under the new law, by the year 2022 residents in California will be limited to 55 gallons per person, per day. An eight-minute shower uses about 17 gallons. A bath uses about 80 gallons. A load of wash uses about 40 gallons. Each toilet flush uses about 1.5 gallons. Fines for exceeding the daily 55 gallon limit can rise to $10,000 per violation for repeat offenders. To enforce compliance, the state government will deploy surveillance systems to spy on all residents. Utility providers will be...
  • Turncoat NASA chief says he changed mind about climate change because he 'read a lot’

    06/08/2018 8:01:39 PM PDT · by House Atreides · 13 replies
    The Psychologist ^ | June 9, 2018 | John Ray
    “This is a good example of regulatory capture -- when the people being regulated win over their supervisor to their viewpoint. It happens all the time. He looks a bit of a Shlemiel anyway so was probably not hard to capture Another reason why he was quickly captured probably is that he knows nothing about science. In justifying himself, Bridenstine referred to "The Science" as having convinced him. Whenever anybody talks vaguely about "The Science" as his justification for believing in global warming that is a sure sign that he in fact knows nothing about the issues involved. He is...
  • Solar Activity Flatlines: Weakest solar cycle in 200 years

    04/28/2018 3:34:26 PM PDT · by centurion316 · 49 replies
    What's Up With That? ^ | 4/28/2018 | Anthony Watts
    In March our supplier of energy was more inactive than in the previous months. The sunspot number was only 2,5, which is only 8% of what is normal for this month into the average cycle (month 112).Only solar cycles 5 and 6 were weaker. A sunspot was detected only on 6 of 31 days. An observation made on April 10, 2018, allowed us to say that at approximately 30° southern heliospheric latitude the SDO solar research satellite saw a tiny spot (it was too small to be officially counted as a sunspot) that certainly belonged to the next approaching solar...
  • Bacon and a Year without Summer

    04/19/2018 11:14:41 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/19/18 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Communists do not recognize the law of supply and demand and are not particularly adept at planning centralized economies based loosely on Marxist ideology I’m placing the thickly sliced uncured bacon in the pan and, when it begins to sizzle, the marvelous aroma fills the house. It is a memory from my childhood when Grandma Elena would render bacon fat into lard in her tiny kitchen. It was a preservative for chunks of pork she would seal with wax in glass jars that would feed us for an entire year. It was stored in the cellar, the dank, damp, and...
  • "The First Sunspots of the Next Solar Cycle"

    04/15/2018 11:04:45 AM PDT · by Voption · 39 replies
    Behind the Black ^ | April 15, 2018 | Robert Zimmerman
    In linking to my sunspot update this week, there has been a lot of speculation at the climate website WattsUpWithThat that the next solar cycle has begun...which suggested that this sunspot was the first such sunspot this cycle, was not quite accurate however. This sunspot with an opposite polarity, which decayed so quickly that it did not rate getting a sunspot number, was not the first... The grand minimum of the 1600s, dubbed the Maunder Minimum in honor of the scientist who first identified it, was a century where almost no sunspots were visible. There was no apparent solar cycle....
  • The Ice-Covered Fairytale Called ‘Global Warming’

    04/04/2018 9:27:57 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/04/18 | Judi McLeod
    "Now I really believe Al Gore when he says that global warming causes extreme cold. Perfectly logical..... since the cold is reportedly worldwide...." Just imagining that it really was Al Gore with a beard of icicles that could be seen in the snow squalls now coming in over Lake Huron, when this tongue-in-cheek Global Warming Report came in from professional photographer, pilot and farmer friend Don Klein out west: “Amazing. First April since 1895 (not sure how accurate the history of recording temperatures were back then, but gives a good idea) when every day so far, Province Wide, has been...
  • #OpenWhineWednesday: Riding the Corduroy Into the Sunset

    04/04/2018 6:36:24 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 4-4-18 | MOTUS
    Freshly groomed corduroy slopes at Deer Valley, before they turn to mush So here’s the deal, today is our last ski day of the season. Technically the resort is open through Sunday but the weather for the rest of the week is going to be warm and/or rainy. Now, there was a time when I loved skiing in spring’s soft, slushy, corn snow. But that time was about 20 years ago, when my knees still had reasonably functioning cartilage and tendons that still had a little stretch left in them. So today is it: the last day of the season...
  • Michigan's Tornado Alley- a 2:22 Minute Primer

    04/03/2018 7:55:22 AM PDT · by Voption · 3 replies
    MLive/YouTube ^ | October, 2016 | Meteorologist Mark Torregrossa- MLive
    Mlive's Meteorologist Mark Torregrossa discusses Michigan's Tornado Alleys....
  • The F5 West Michigan Tornadoes of April 3, 1956

    04/03/2018 6:43:22 AM PDT · by Voption · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2011 | Blake Naftel
    April 3, 1956, southern west-Michigan was struck by multiple tornado's, one of which was an F5. "A documentary focusing on the tornadoes of 3-April-1956 which struck portions of West Michigan. Originally created for the 50th commemorative anniversary of the event on April 3, 2006. Re-mastered November 2011. ©2006, 2011 National Weather Service, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Produced by Blake Naftel and Ernie Ostuno.
  • April 3rd 1974 tornado outbreak

    04/03/2018 5:59:59 AM PDT · by Mmogamer · 28 replies
    https://youtu.be/-URwUdN9CW8 ^ | National geographic
    On this Tuesday it is the 44th anniversary of the April 3rd tornado outbreak this was now the second largest outbreak of storms in history after the 2011 outbreak
  • Venezuelans Lead World in Weight Loss [semi-satire]

    02/24/2018 2:22:29 AM PST · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 25 Feb 2018 | John Semmens
    Last year the inhabitants of Venezuela led the world in weight loss with an average decline in weight of 24 lbs. per person. President Nicolas Maduro lamented that "the outcome would've been even better if more of the largest losers had been able to survive. Still, we are showing the gringos how to fight climate change." Former US President Barack Obama hailed the country's mass starvation method of weight loss as "a remarkable shrinkage of Venezuela's carbon footprint. The sacrifices made by their people to reduce global warming have been truly heroic. One of my biggest regrets is that I...
  • Which Winter Sports are The Most Beneficial

    02/17/2018 5:13:26 PM PST · by Armen Hareyan · 70 replies
    eMaxHealth ^ | Feb 15 2018 - 12:28pm | Lena Kirakosyan
    Today is the 10th day of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Since one of the main goals of the Olympics is to popularize physical activity, here we will discuss which winter sports are considered to be the best for one’s health. Check out the benefits of Skating, Curling and Snowboarding compared to skiing. The first association most people have with the words "winter sports" are skis. Indeed, many studies show that skiing can help people to lose weight, increase their stamina, strengthen the cardiovascular system and even immunity, and improve respiratory function. It may seem that, compared to...
  • Sunspot Update for January 2018

    02/06/2018 5:53:37 PM PST · by Voption · 20 replies
    Behind the Black ^ | February 4, 2018 | Robert Zimmerman
    As you can see, the low sunspot activity of the past two months continued in January. November 2017 remains the most inactive month for sunspots since the middle of 2009. January is now the second most inactive month, with December a very close third...Regardless, the low activity, this soon, continues to suggest that the next maximum will also be weak, and might even not come at all, as some solar scientists have proposed. Instead, we might be heading toward another Grand Minimum, with no significant sunspots for decades.
  • California mudslides: Frantic search for survivors as death toll rises

    01/11/2018 4:50:59 AM PST · by 850.933.8511oz · 29 replies
    (CNN)Rescuers searched piles of debris for survivors after tons of mud, trees and boulders swept away homes in Southern California this week, killing 17 people. Heavy rains sent rivers of mud tumbling down hillsides Tuesday, demolishing homes in the affluent seaside community of Montecito weeks after a massive fire charred the area last month.
  • Gore Says Bitter Cold Confirms Global Warming [semi-satire]

    01/06/2018 6:56:25 AM PST · by John Semmens · 14 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 7 Jan 2018 | John Semmens
    Former Vice-President Al Gore confidently brushed aside the possibility that this past week's bitter cold across much of North America might indicate that the global warming he has profitably been hyping for the last 15+ years could be mistaken. "The theory of global warming, or climate crisis that I now like to call it, postulates that any change in the weather merely confirms the global warming hypothesis," Gore declared. "The most important action anyone can take at this time is to continue to buy copies of my books and movies explaining how it all fits together." Meanwhile, observations of solar...
  • Climate Change Insanity: NOAA Study Claims Chocolate Will Become Extinct by 2050

    01/03/2018 6:32:52 AM PST · by davikkm · 28 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    If you’re a chocolate lover like most of normal people out there, boy, do we have bad news for you: according to an official (as in governmental) report courtesy of NOOA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association), due to anthropogenic (as in man-made) climate change/global warming/whatchamacallit, by the year 2050 chocolate will become a thing of the past. Why? Well, due to climate change driven by your gas guzzler, your air conditioner, your latest iPhone or whatever, growing cacao trees will become next to impossible in the not-so-distant future, hence chocolate will suffer the fate of the dodo bird. That means,...
  • Former Secretary of State John Kerry’s Ongoing Work For The ‘Resistance’

    01/01/2018 12:05:14 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/01/18 | Judi McLeod
    In hiding, John Kerry remains the same way he was in office: lying with the dogs and catching fleas CFP’s intuitive cartoonist, ‘Dag Barkley’ hide-y-hole has been asking us to suss out where former Secretary of State John Kerry may be hiding now that he’s dropped out of newspaper headlines. We knew even without a Google search, that wherever Kerry’s hide-y-hole was it was bound to e a most comfy one. The latest Kerry sighting seems to have come from longtime D..C. reporter Paul Bedard over at the Washington Examiner:
  • Help! Chicken Little’s Come Home to Roost and Frozen Its Tail Feathers Off

    12/31/2017 1:00:07 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/31/17 | Judi McLeod
    2017: Bye-Bye to the Year of the Lie Through the teeniest of gaps on heavily frosted window panes looking out on a snowbound world, comes a picture of the real Barack Hussein Obama. While folk shiver and wait out snow squalls in the Midwest and North East, the Obamas are sweating it out in the global-warmed state of Hawaii, Michelle and Malia at a yoga facility, a short-sleeved shirt-sporting Barack being serenaded with the words of a song he refuses to say himself.
  • Christmas Eve at Portland Head Light, 1886: "Even Santa Claus Was Afraid to be Out"

    12/30/2017 3:44:57 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 17 replies
    http://nelights.blogspot.ca ^ | December 21, 2010 | Lighthouser
    The wreck of the Annie C. Maguire ranks among the most famous Maine shipwrecks for one reason. It occurred right next to one of the most popular lighthouses on the East Coast, Portland Head Light in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
  • Al Gore bilks people at Christmas – asking for ‘climate crisis’ money

    12/25/2017 2:50:59 PM PST · by PROCON · 25 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | Dec. 25, 2017 | Anthony Watts
    The true mark of a shyster is to take advantage of every opportunity to milk a person for money, and especially when emotions and sympathy run high. Christmas is one of those times. I give you exhibit A, Al Gore’s “Climate Reality Project”. I got this in my inbox this morning.Of course, when you click on that donate button, Al doubles down:Yes, send money to Al Gore to “end the climate crisis”. Yeah, that’s the ticket. He has quite a payroll to support, just look at all the employees here Anybody stupid enough to fall for this, especially on...