"A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined..."
- George Washington, First Annual Address, to both House of Congress, January 8, 1790
"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms."
- Thomas Jefferson, Virginia Constitution, Draft 1, 1776
"I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery."
- Thomas Jefferson, letter to James Madison, January 30, 1787
"What country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance. Let them take arms."
- Thomas Jefferson, letter to James Madison, December 20, 1787
"The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such a nature. They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes.... Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man."
- Thomas Jefferson, Commonplace Book (quoting 18th century criminologist Cesare Beccaria), 1774-1776
"A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks." - Thomas Jefferson, letter to Peter Carr, August 19, 1785
"The Constitution of most of our states (and of the United States) assert that all power is inherent in the people; that they may exercise it by themselves; that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed."
- Thomas Jefferson, letter to to John Cartwright, 5 June 1824
"On every occasion [of Constitutional interpretation] let us carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates, and instead of trying [to force] what meaning may be squeezed out of the text, or invented against it, [instead let us] conform to the probable one in which it was passed."
- Thomas Jefferson, letter to William Johnson, 12 June 1823
“They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
- Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759
"To disarm the people...[i]s the most effectual way to enslave them."
- George Mason, referencing advice given to the British Parliament by Pennsylvania governor Sir William Keith, The Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adooption of the Federal Constitution, June 14, 1788
"I ask who are the militia? They consist now of the whole people, except a few public officers."
- George Mason, Address to the Virginia Ratifying Convention, June 4, 1788
"Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed, as they are in almost every country in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops."
- Noah Webster, An Examination of the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution, October 10, 1787
"Besides the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation, the existence of subordinate governments, to which the people are attached, and by which the militia officers are appointed, forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any which a simple government of any form can admit of."
- James Madison, Federalist No. 46, January 29, 1788
"The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. A well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the best and most natural defense of a free country."
- James Madison, I Annals of Congress 434, June 8, 1789
“A militia when properly formed are in fact the people themselves…and include, according to the past and general usuage of the states, all men capable of bearing arms… "To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them."
- Richard Henry Lee, Federal Farmer No. 18, January 25, 1788
"Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are ruined.... The great object is that every man be armed. Everyone who is able might have a gun."
- Patrick Henry, Speech to the Virginia Ratifying Convention, June 5, 1778
"This may be considered as the true palladium of liberty.... The right of self defense is the first law of nature: in most governments it has been the study of rulers to confine this right within the narrowest limits possible. Wherever standing armies are kept up, and the right of the people to keep and bear arms is, under any color or pretext whatsoever, prohibited, liberty, if not already annihilated, is on the brink of destruction."
- St. George Tucker, Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England, 1803
" The balance ofpower is the scale of peace. The same balance would be preserved were all the world destitute of arms, for all would be alike; but since some will not, others dare not lay them aside. And while a single nation refuses to lay them down, it is proper that all should keep them up. Horrid mischief would ensue were one-half the world deprived of the use of them; for while avarice and ambition have a place in the heart of man, the weak will become a prey to the strong. The history of every age and nation establishes these truths, and facts need but little arguments when they prove themselves."
- Thomas Paine, "Thoughts on Defensive War" in Pennsylvania Magazine, July 1775
"The Constitution shall never be construed to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms."
- Samuel Adams, Massachusetts Ratifying Convention, 1788
"The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms has justly been considered, as the palladium of the liberties of a republic; since it offers a strong moral check against the usurpation and arbitrary power of rulers; and will generally, even if these are successful in the first instance, enable the people to resist and triumph over them."
- Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, 1833
"What, Sir, is the use of a militia? It is to prevent the establishment of a standing army, the bane of liberty .... Whenever Governments mean to invade the rights and liberties of the people, they always attempt to destroy the militia, in order to raise an army upon their ruins."
- Rep. Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts, I Annals of Congress 750, August 17, 1789
"For it is a truth, which the experience of ages has attested, that the people are always most in danger when the means of injuring their rights are in the possession of those of whom they entertain the least suspicion."
- Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 25, December 21, 1787
"If the representatives of the people betray their constituents, there is then no resource left but in the exertion of that original right of self-defense which is paramount to all positive forms of government, and which against the usurpations of the national rulers, may be exerted with infinitely better prospect of success than against those of the rulers of an individual state. In a single state, if the persons intrusted with supreme power become usurpers, the different parcels, subdivisions, or districts of which it consists, having no distinct government in each, can take no regular measures for defense. The citizens must rush tumultuously to arms, without concert, without system, without resource; except in their courage and despair."
- Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 28
Heres what Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story had to say about the First Amendment: The real object of the (first) amendment was, not to countenance (permit), much less to advance Mahometanism (Islam), or Judaism, or infidelity (unbelief), by prostrating (lowering) Christianity; but to exclude all rivalry among Christian sects, and to prevent any national ecclesiastical establishment, which should give to an hierarchy (position) the exclusive patronage (support) of the national government.
MacroEvolution is Mathematically Impossible
For four cards, the formula is 1 x 2 x 3 x 4 = 24. Try it! You can arrange only 4 cards in 24 separate ways.
If there were 5 cards, then the chances of a particular arrangement by chance are 1 in 120 (1 x 2 x 3 x 4 x 5).
We suggest that you click here to see how this works, otherwise you find it difficult to believe what follows. Because when you get to the 20th card, there are more different combinations of cards than there are seconds in two billion years...
With 9 there are 362,880, with 10 there are 3,628,800, with 11 there are 39,916,800, with 12 there are 479,001,600, with 13 there are 6,227,020,800, with 14 there are 87,178,291,200, with 15 there are 1,307,674,368,000, with 16 there are 20,922,789,888,000, with 17 there are 355,687,428,096,000, with 18 there are 6,402,373,705,728,000, with 19 there are 121,645,100,408,832,000, and with 20 there are 2,432,902,008,176,640,000 random combinations.
There are only 1,051,200,000,000,000 seconds in two billion years. So, with the random combinations of just 20 cards, one has already surpassed the number of seconds in two billion years by more than two thousand times...
There are 1,051,200,000,000,000 seconds in two billion years and there are 1,000,000,000,000,000 neurological connections - this would require a rate of evolution of approximately one fully perfected connection per second for two billion years. And is hardly even the beginning, because at the same time one would have to evolve a non-physical digital (?) code that describes not only millions upon millions of separate colors, but also every sensation, emotion and thought of man.
An occurrence that has more than one chance in 1050, it has a statistically zero chance of actually occurring.
"Mathematicians agree that any requisite number beyond 1050 has, statistically, a zero probability of occurrence."
I.L. Cohen, Darwin Was Wrong: A Study in Probabilities (New York: NW Research Publications, Inc., 1984), p. 205 (as quoted in Vance Ferrell, The Evolution Handbook (Evolution Facts, Inc., Altamont TN, 2001) p. 260
In order to circumvent the problem of statistical zero, evolutionists often argue that "Given enough time, anything can happen." This is not a rational argument. It proves nothing. It is a reference to practically infinite periods of time that lie beyond statistical zero.
"A further aspect I should like to discuss is what I call the practice of avoiding the conclusion that the probability of a self-producing state is zero ... When for practical purposes the condition of infinite time and matter has to be invoked, the concept of probability is annulled. By such logic we can prove anything ... "
P.T. Mora, The Folly of Probability, as quoted in Origins 13(2):98-104 (1986) Geoscience Research Institute, Loma Lind University, 1986. Emphasis supplied.
In fact the chances of the chance formation of just DNA - much less all of the applications of DNA - are so remote, they are far beyond statistical zero.
"This means that 1089190 DNA molecules, on average, must form to provide the one chance of forming the specific DNA sequence necessary to code 124 proteins. 1089190 DNAs would weigh 1089147 more than the earth ... A quantity of DNA this colossal could never have been formed.
R.L. Wysong, The Creation Evolution Controversy, (Inquiry Press, Midland MI, 1976) p.115, as quoted in The Evolution Handbook (Evolution Facts, Inc., Altamont TN, 2001) p. 261. Same Website as above
Compared to the concentration statistics in Table 1, the GWP comparison in Table 2 illustrates, among other things:
Total carbon dioxide (CO2) contributions are reduced to 72.37% of all greenhouse gases (368,400 / 509,056)-- (ignoring water vapor).
Also, from Table 2 (but not shown on graph):
Anthropogenic (man-made) CO2 contributions drop to (11,880 / 509,056) or 2.33% of total of all greenhouse gases, (ignoring water vapor).
Total combined anthropogenic greenhouse gases becomes (28,162 / 509,056) or 5.53% of all greenhouse gas contributions, (ignoring water vapor).
As illustrated in this chart of the data in Table 3, the combined greenhouse contributions of CO2, methane, N2O and misc. gases are small compared to water vapor!
Total atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) -- both man-made and natural-- is only about 3.62% of the overall greenhouse effect-- a big difference from the 72.37% figure in Table 2, which ignored water!
Water vapor, the most significant greenhouse gas, comes from natural sources and is responsible for roughly 95% of the greenhouse effect (5). Among climatologists this is common knowledge but among special interests, certain governmental groups, and news reporters this fact is under-emphasized or just ignored altogether.
Conceding that it might be "a little misleading" to leave water vapor out, they nonetheless defend the practice by stating that it is "customary" to do so!
When greenhouse contributions are listed by source, the relative overwhelming component of the natural greenhouse effect, is readily apparent.
From Table 4a, both natural and man-made greenhouse contributions are illustrated in this chart, in gray and green, respectively. For clarity only the man-made (anthropogenic) contributions are labeled on the chart.
Water vapor, responsible for 95% of Earth's greenhouse effect, is 99.999% natural (some argue, 100%). Even if we wanted to we can do nothing to change this.
Anthropogenic (man-made) CO2 contributions cause only about 0.117% of Earth's greenhouse effect, (factoring in water vapor). This is insignificant!
Adding up all anthropogenic greenhouse sources, the total human contribution to the greenhouse effect is around 0.28% (factoring in water vapor).
The following is Just a few of my thoughts mixed in with the thoughts of a man called Alphonsus Liguori, a biblical scholar who has studied the issue thoroughly and wrote a book describing hell called "What will hell be like?" Here is the link:-
Hell will be a fire so intense that it hurts the bones, not just the skin- (Ever had a bruised bone? It's very very painful- now imagine all your bones hurting like that- That is what the fire will do- pain deep to the bones) The fire that we know today, as terrible as it can be, is child's play compared to the supernatural fire of eternal damnation- This fire will literally boil the person's inside- but will not kill them- It will broil the brain, but we will not feel relief by going unconscious- it will boil the bowels- but will not destroy them- "Thou shalt make them as an Oven of Fire, in the Time of Thy Anger" - Psalm 20:10. Folks, the person in hell is going to burn forever- This is serious business- God isn't joking about this- He views sin that seriously- ---------
Hell fire will not consume, nor give light- this is no ordinary fire- it is a supernatural fire- it does not consume the body so there will be no relief day and night- ---------
Hell will also be freezing cold. "Let him pass from the snow water to excessive heat, and his sin even to hell." (Job 24:19) one moment you are burning, the next moment you are freezing- There will be no rest- No escape- constant torment ---------
Hell will be a place of constant torment by demonic beings "Before I go, and return no more, to a land that is dark and covered with the mist of death: a land of misery and darkness, where the shadow of death, and no order, but everlasting horror dwelleth." (Job 10:22). (Note, I think it's a stretch to claim that demons torture souls in the lake of fire based on this one interpretation of a verse from Job) --------
Hell will be a place where the person is forced to think about God and about the terrible choice they made while they were alive- constantly- this will eat at the person for eternity --------
Hell is the place where the worm feeds on the flesh but does not consume the flesh- ie you will have a constant feeling of being eaten alive- Think about a simple itch and how annoying it can be- now imagine worms crawling all over your body- eating away- but never consuming the flesh- Just the sensation of it happening- --------
Hell is a place where thirst can not be quenched- ever- try going 2 days without anything to drink- it's not very fun, and is quite uncomfortable- Hell is eternal thirst- not just 2 days worth -------
Hell is a place of unimaginable overwhelming stench- Sin around some rotting meat on a hot day- I mean really putrid rotting meat- crawling with maggots- This is nothing compared to the inescapable stench of hell- if you are sensitive to foul odours- it's is only going to be worse in hell- --------
Hell is a place where there will be no relief from people constantly shrieking and screaming, both in anger and in pain- Ever try to sleep with loud noises present? Not very fun. --------
Hell will be so crowded that you won't be able to move- although it will be too dark to see anyone else- a person will be crowded- never able to find a comfortable spot to rest- always being shoved and manoeuvred around by unseen neighbouring damned- ---------
Hell will be a place where memories torment the person always- never ceasing- always remembering how they rejected God when they had the chance to accept Him- This knowledge will never leave them and always haunt their minds- They shall never find peace again- ever- --------
Hell will be a place where all our earthly desires to sin will be magnified many times- Whatever pet sins a person enjoys fulfilling now, that desire to fulfil them in hell will be magnified many times but they will be unable to full fill them- --------
Hell will be a place where rage and anger and disdain and fury take hold and consume a being- *********
Take heed- Hell is not going to be a big party place- it is serious business!- God is very serious about sin- and He is giving us all every chance possible to avoid it while we are alive on earth- Sin has no place in a Holy Heaven- God was not kidding when He told adam and Eve not to eat that apple- They didn't beleive Him- and no it wasn't 'just an innocent mistake on their part' it was a serious blatant violation of God's command not to eat of the tree- ************ Christ willingly gave His life, willingly sacrificed His life, willingly chose to lay His life down for yours- so that you, lost sinners, do not have to experience eternity without Him- He paid the price- Will you accept the gift?
Crimes Committed by Illegal Immigrants
In recent Testimony of District Attorney John M. Morganelli before the House Subcommittee on immigration, Border, Security and Claims he stated:
“Unfortunately, the majority of illegal aliens who are here are engaged in criminal activity. Identity theft, use of fraudulent social security numbers and green cards, tax evasion, driving without licenses represent some of the crimes that are engaged in by the majority of illegal aliens on a daily basis merely to maintain and hide their illegal status.
In addition, violent crime and drug distribution and possession is also prevalent among illegal aliens. Over 25% of today’s federal prison population are illegal aliens. In some areas of the country, 12% of felonies, 25% of burglaries and 34% of thefts are committed by illegal aliens.”
•In Los Angeles, 95% of some 1,500 outstanding warrants for homicides are for illegal aliens. About 67% of the 17,000 outstanding fugitive felony warrants are for illegal aliens.
•There are currently over 400,000 unaccounted for illegal alien criminals with outstanding deportation orders. At least one fourth of these are hard core criminals.
•80,000 to 100,000 illegal aliens who have been convicted of serious crimes are walking the streets. Based on studies they will commit an average of 13 serious crimes per perpetrator.
•Illegal aliens are involved in criminal activities at a rate that is 2-5 times their representative proportion of the population.
•In 1980, our Federal and state facilities held fewer than 9,000 criminal aliens but at the end of 2003, approximately 267,000 illegal aliens were incarcerated in U.S. correctional facilities at a cost of about $6.8 billion per year.
•At least 4.5 million pounds of cocaine with a street value of at least $72 billion is smuggled across the southern border every year. ..
•56% of illegal aliens charged with a reentry offense had previously been convicted on at least 5 prior occasions.
•Illegal aliens charged with unlawful reentry had the most extensive criminal histories. 90% had been previously arrested. Of those with a prior arrest, 50% had been arrested for violent or drug-related felonies.
•Illegal aliens commit between 700,000 to 1,289,000 or more crimes per year.
•Illegal aliens commit at least 2,158 murders each year – a number that represents three times greater participation than their proportion of the population.
•Illegal alien sexual predators commit an estimated 130,909 sexual crimes each year.
•There may be as many as 240,000 illegal alien sex offenders circulating throughout America. Based on studies, they will commit an average of 8 sex crimes per perpetrator before being caught.
•Nearly 63% of illegal alien sex offenders had been deported on another offense prior to committing the sex crime.
•Only 2% of the illegal alien sex offenders in one study had no history of criminal behavior, beyond crossing the border illegally.
•In Operation Predator, ICE arrested and deported 6,085 illegal alien pedophiles. Some studies suggest each pedophile molests average of 148 children. If so, that could be as many as 900,580 victims.
•Nobody knows how big the Sex Slave problem is but it is enormous.
•The very brutal MS-13 gang has over 15,000 members and associates in at least 115 different cliques in 33 states.
•The overall financial impact of illegal alien crimes is estimated at between $14.4 and $81 billion or more per year. Factor in the crime as a result of the cocaine and other drugs being smuggled in and the number may reach $150 billion per year.
Where does Rubio come off berating Trump for citing FACTS?
[[Congressman Steve King (R-IA) estimates that illegal alien drunk drivers kill 13 Americans every day — that’s a death toll of 4,745 per year.
The 23 percent criminal traffic offenders figure is only part of the overall picture. According to the Center for Immigration Studies, another 23 percent, more than 43,000 illegal aliens, were convicted of drug offenses. The violent crime category of assault, robbery, sexual assault, and family offenses comes to 12 percent. The non-violent crime grouping of larceny, fraud, and burglary totaled seven percent, and on the list goes — equaling 100 percent of illegal aliens who have been through the criminal justice system and inflicted thousands to millions in cost per alien on the system, for issues having nothing to do with their illegal entry into the country]]
Dear Leader's Gaffs
“R-S-P-E-C-T.” (trying to quote franklin’s song)
“And finally, Bos, I just want to say thank you for Youkilis.” (after boston traded him to Chicago)
“Even though most people agree... I’m presenting a fair deal, the fact that they don’t take it means that I should somehow do a Jedi mind-meld with these folks and convince them to do what’s right.” (mixing up star trek and star wars)
“When I meet with world leaders, what’s striking — whether it’s in Europe or here in Asia...” (As he spoke to Hawaiians)
“We’re the country that built the Intercontinental Railroad.”
“We’re not trying to push financial reform because we begrudge success that’s fairly earned. I mean, I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money. But, you know, part of the American way is, you know, you can just keep on making it if you’re providing a good product or providing good service. We don’t want people to stop, ah, fulfilling the core responsibilities of the financial system to help grow our economy.”
“One such translator was an American of Haitian descent, representative of the extraordinary work that our men and women in uniform do all around the world — Navy Corpse-Man Christian Brossard.” he pronounced the ps in “Corpsman”
“The Cambridge police acted stupidly.”
“The reforms we seek would bring greater competition, choice, savings and inefficiencies to our health care system.” (At least he spoke the truth for once)
“It was also interesting to see that political interaction in Europe is not that different from the United States Senate. There’s a lot of — I don’t know what the term is in Austrian, wheeling and dealing.” (While speaking to Germans- Imagine if President Bush had said any of these things?)
“No, no. I have been practicing...I bowled a 129. It’s like — it was like Special Olympics, or something.”
“I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.” (Tipping his hand to Joe the plumber- Imagine the outrage by the press if President Bush said he was going to redistribute everyone’s hard earned money?)
“What I was suggesting — you’re absolutely right that John McCain has not talked about my Muslim faith...”
“I’m here with the Girardo family here in St. Louis.” (Speaking via satellite while in Kansas)
“Let me introduce to you the next President — the next Vice President of the United States of America, Joe Biden.”
“Just this past week, we passed out of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee — which is my committee — a bill to call for divestment from Iran as way of ratcheting up the pressure to ensure that they don’t obtain a nuclear weapon.” (A committee he is NOT on)
“Let me be absolutely clear. Israel is a strong friend of Israel’s. It will be a strong friend of Israel’s under a McCain...administration. It will be a strong friend of Israel’s under an Obama administration. So that policy is not going to change.” (uh huh)
“On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes — and I see many of them in the audience here today — our sense of patriotism is particularly strong.”
“I’ve now been in 57 states — I think one left to go.”
“Why can’t I just eat my waffle?”
“It’s not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”
“The point I was making was not that Grandmother harbors any racial animosity. She doesn’t. But she is a typical white person, who, if she sees somebody on the street that she doesn’t know, you know, there’s a reaction that’s been bred in our experiences that don’t go away and that sometimes come out in the wrong way, and that’s just the nature of race in our society.”
“Come on! I just answered, like, eight questions.” (That’s fine Mr President, you can take the next 7 years off then- we don’t want to overwork you)
“In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died — an entire town destroyed.” (12 people died)
Yup- and there’s plenty more folks- but you’d never know it because the media keeps it quiet- but if it had been President Bush saying any one of these things, he’d have been hounded for years)
The federal government has a website that teaches immigrants how to sign up for welfare programs once they arrive in the United States.
The Costs Of Illegal Immigration
It is estimated that illegal immigrants cost this country somewhere between $400 Billion dollars and $600 Billion Dollars Every Single Year
DARK SIDE of ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION YEARLY COSTS
45,008 illegal aliens from countries on the U.S. list of state-sponsors of terror or from countries that protected terrorist organizations and their members were released into the general public between 2001 and 2005 despite the fact that DHS couldn’t confirm their identity. Ultimate costs are unknown. Remember 9/11? ?
The Border Patrol arrested 39,215 “other-than-Mexicans,” along the Southwest border. In 2004, the number jumped to 65,814. DHS admits they only catch an estimated 1/3 of the border crossers. Ultimate collateral damage costs of the ones not caught are unknown. ?
Some sources say that bin Laden purchased several suitcase nukes from the Chechen rebels in 1996. Allegedly several of these weapons have been forward deployed to the US in preparation for al Qaeda’s next attack on American soil. Ultimate costs are unknown. ?
According to two trainers at an anti-terrorism conference, preparations are well underway in Islamic terrorist camps for attacks on American schools that will bring “rivers of blood and staggering body counts.” Ultimate costs are unknown. ?
Illegal aliens are enormously involved identity fraud. Costs are unknown. ?
Illegal aliens are involved in a plethora of other criminal activities including such crimes involving methamphetamine, cocaine, home invasion, auto insurance fraud, life insurance fraud, food stamp fraud, mortgage fraud, auto theft, drug trafficking, prostitution, and counterfeiting documents. Costs are unknown. ?
At the end of 2003, approximately 267,000 illegal aliens were incarcerated in U.S. correctional facilities. $6.8B
Mac Johnson estimates that illegal aliens murder between 1,806 and 2,510 people in the U.S. annually, an average of 2,158 murders. (Representative King states illegal aliens are responsible for 4,380 murders) $8.4 B
According to FBI Estimates on Number of Arrests in 2005 in the United States and applying a straight 5% of population representation, illegal aliens would have committed 704,709 crimes in 2005. Based on an average of $25,000 per crime, the costs would be $17.6 billion. Some estimates have their involvement much higher. $17.6B
Based on a GAO report of 55,322 illegal aliens incarcerated in federal, state, and local facilities during 2003 and extrapolating the average number of offenses out across all 267,000 incarcerated illegal alien criminals results in some 1,288,619 crimes! Based on an average of $25,000 per crime, the costs would be $32.2 billion. Another estimated 240,000 criminal illegal aliens are not incarcerated. $32.2B
Professor David Anderson reports that the net annual burdened costs of crime, in 2006 dollars that would be $1.62 TRILLION. A 5% illegal alien participation would be $81 BILLION. Some studies indicate the participation of illegal aliens is much higher than representation. $81B
80,000 to 100,000 illegal aliens who have been convicted of serious crimes still walk the streets. As previously noted, based on studies, those illegal alien criminal will commit 13 offenses each. Total costs are unknown. ?
An estimated 2,258,550 pounds of cocaine made it through the southern border with an estimated street value conservatively estimated $72.2 BILLION. Resulting costs of the associated crime is unknown. Assume 50% is paid for through crime. $36.1B
There are currently over 400,000 unaccounted for illegal alien criminals with outstanding deportation orders. Those are just the ones apprehended. At least one fourth of these are hard core criminals. Resulting costs are unknown. ?
Researcher Deborah Schurman-Kauflin Ph.D. of the Violent Crimes Institute, reports that the illegal alien population includes 240,000 sex offenders – a “conservative estimate.” Based on studies, they will commit 130,909 sex crimes annually. Using $50,000 as the average total economic impact, resulting costs are: $6.5B
63% of the sexual crimes, 82,473 victims, were committed by previously deported perverts who returned to commit the crime. Using $50,000 as the average total economic impact, this would be $4.1 BILLION - more than the cost of a proper border fence along the southern border. . $4.1B
Operation Predator resulted in 6,085 child predator arrests. Some pedophile statistics report that each pedophile molests average of 148 children. If so, that could be as many as 900,580 victims. Resulting costs are unknown. ?
Gangs Or Us estimates that MS-13 has over 15,000 members and associates in at least 115 different cliques in 33 states, and these numbers are continually increasing. .Resulting costs are unknown. ?
In one report, mostly illegal alien Hispanics were involved in 25% of the fatal traffic accidents, an astounding 5 times as much participation as representation. In those accidents, 75% of the drivers had no auto insurance, nearly all of the vehicles driven by migrants were registered to other drivers, and 93% of the vehicles had false out-of-state tags. Resulting costs are unknown. ?
Illegal aliens are often involved in DWIs at a rate that is 3-6 times greater than their representation in the population. Resulting costs are unknown. ?
At a 5% representation, illegal aliens are responsible for 844 alcohol related fatalities. Data suggests their participation is actually far higher. (Rep.King states that illegal aliens were responsible for 4,745 alcohol related fatalities. If so, that would 5.6 times as many deaths as representation.) Resulting costs are unknown. ?
Based on NHTSA data and a 5% participation rate, illegal are responsible for 309,050 accidents, 2,132 deaths, 139,400 injuries, and a cost of $11.5 billion. Data suggest their involvement is much higher, maybe 3-5 times higher. $11.5B
Half of all children born to Hispanic Americans in 2002 were illegitimate, twice the rate for American whites and 42 percent higher than the overall American rate. Rates are suspected of being even higher for Hispanic illegal aliens. Resulting costs are unknown. ?
There are an estimated 5.1 million ESL students in the USA. If 90% of the ESL students are children of illegal aliens then the education costs for children of illegal aliens is about $34.5 billion per year. $34.5B
Many illegal aliens are carrying horrific third world diseases. In the 40 years prior to 2002, there were only 900 total cases of leprosy in the US. In the following three years there have been 9,000 cases. TB is epidemic in many illegal alien communities and a new Multiple-Drug-Resistant (MDR) TB is spreading. Each person infected with TB will infect 10 others. Treating a single case of MDR TB costs between $250,000 and $1,200,000 per person. Resulting costs are unknown. ?
Between March 2000 and March 2005, only 9 percent of the net increase in jobs for adults went to people born in the US but natives accounted for 61 percent of the net increase in the overall size of the 18- to 64-year-old population. The jobs were taken mostly by illegal aliens, displacing native born Americans. Resulting costs are unknown. ?
The National Academy of Science reported that from 1980 to 1995 there was a 44% of the decline in the real wages of high school dropouts as a result of immigration. This affects Black and Hispanics Americans the greatest and is a great contributor to the high unemployment rate in this segment of the population. Resulting costs are unknown. ?
Harvard Professor George Borjas has reported that illegal aliens displaced American workers at a cost in excess of $133 billion dollars in 2005. $133B
The Wall Street investment firm Bear Stearns states we are losing $35 billion a year in income tax collections from jobs that are now off the books. $35B
National Academy of Sciences study estimated that immigration’s net benefit to the American economy is only $10 billion. This item is included to illustrate one of the very few real economic benefits of tolerating illegal aliens. Most of the other benefits of illegal aliens “doing the work that Americans won’t” at lower wages goes into the pockets of their employers. -$10B
A Rice University study calculated that in 2006 the net annual cost of legal and illegal immigration will add up to $108 billion. Illegal immigration is about half the total. $54B
The population of the USA recently crossed the 300,000,000. At the present growth rate, it will hit 400 million as early as 2029 and about 500 million in 2050. And if things don’t change real fast, maybe even a Billion by 2075. Additional infrastructure costs will be in the TRILLIONS. ?
Immigration will account for 96 percent of the future increase in the school-age population over the next 50 years. Cost to the infrastructure is unknown. ?
A recent report notes that illegals sent and estimated $45 Billion south in 2006, which was up from an estimated $30 Billion in 2004. That money leaving the economy does not produce secondary jobs here.
Using a 2:1 money multiplier, that is $90 billion removed from the American economy. $90B
A Census Bureau study estimates that households headed by illegal aliens used $10 billion more in government services than they paid in taxes in 2002. These figures are only for the federal government; costs at the state and local level are also significant. The study also finds that if illegal aliens were given amnesty, the fiscal deficit at the federal level would grow by nearly $29 billion. $10-29B
Jonathan Weisman of the Washington Post states “The Senates embattled immigration bill would raise government spending by as much as $126 billion over the next decade, $12.6B
While some of the costs summarized above are subsets, e.g. cost of the murders as part of the cost of crime, as you can see the economic costs of tolerating illegal immigration is quite considerable. You are paying for it in terms of higher taxes, insurance premiums, et cetera. Some estimates place the net costs of each illegal alien in the country at $50,000 – $100,000. (FYI: 12,000,000 X $50,000 = $600,000,000,000) When the all the indirect costs are factored in, it is probably even higher. In any case, it is a cost that YOU are paying for.
Even saving ten cents on a head of lettuce, how much lettuce would that buy?
What price do you put on each American who has been molested, raped, killed, or murdered by an illegal alien?
[[Judging by the speech Murry Salby gave at the Sydney Institute, there’s a blockbuster paper coming soon.
An important new paper published today in Global and Planetary Change finds that changes in CO2 follow rather than lead global air surface temperature and that “CO2 released from use of fossil fuels have little influence on the observed changes in the amount of atmospheric CO2 ” The paper finds the “overall global temperature change sequence of events appears to be from 1) the ocean surface to 2) the land surface to 3) the lower troposphere,” in other words, the opposite of claims by global warming alarmists that CO2 in the atmosphere drives land and ocean temperatures. Instead, just as in the ice cores, CO2 levels are found to be a lagging effect of ocean warming, not significantly related to man-made emissions, and not the driver of warming.]]
[[Over the last two years he has been looking at C12 and C13 ratios and CO2 levels around the world, and has come to the conclusion that man-made emissions have only a small effect on global CO2 levels. It’s not just that man-made emissions don’t control the climate, they don’t even control global CO2 levels.]]
Since youl ike graphs so much (selective graphs which downplay the massive temperature spieks in the past) Here’s a nice graph for you
[[Global climate changes have been far more intense (12 to 20 times as intense in some cases) than the global warming of the past century, and they took place in as little as 20–100 years. Global warming of the past century (0.8° C) is virtually insignificant when compared to the magnitude of at least 10 global climate changes in the past 15,000 years. None of these sudden global climate changes could possibly have been caused by human CO2 input to the atmosphere because they all took place long before anthropogenic CO2 emissions began. The cause of the ten earlier ‘natural’ climate changes was most likely the same as the cause of global warming from 1977 to 1998.]]
According to Dr. Murry Salby, the indication of the recent increase in CO2 is that it’s mostly natural. He is about to release a paper which shows just that. In this lecture he describes how.
The amazing conclusion from his talk is that not only do humans not affect the climate, humans don’t even have any important influence on the CO2 level.  ... [Emphasis added.]
What all of this recent information adds up to is that the “global warmers” have argued the exact opposite of the truth. Any effect of greenhouse gases would be a net cooling effect instead of a warming effect. This is for the simple reason that more heat is reflected away or absorbed and kept from coming to the earth, than the amount of heat that is kept in the vicinity of the earth by these elements, after some heat reaches the earth. This science agrees with common sense.
I hope that in the research of the Danes, and in the CLOUD project, they simulate the CO2 in our atmosphere, and once and for all come up with some good science on its exact effect – whether it is cooling or warming. I predict that if there is any effect, it would be a net cooling effect, which is the proven effect of all of the other “greenhouses gases.” But I also predict that the effect would be relatively negligible to climate change. This is born out by common sense and known science on the question.
The ‘man-made global warming’ propaganda has been the biggest and most expensive fraud that has ever been perpetrated on mankind, and the primary culprits were men who paraded as “scientists.” It was also assisted in by the Nobel Committee, who awarded the Nobel Peace Prize to Al Gore and the IPCC, jointly, in 2007, for their work on man-made global warming.]]
[[The timing is all wrong for the theory of manmade global warming:
•Temperature increases started in 1700, and the underlying rate of increase has been roughly steady (though there have been warming and cooling fluctuations around the trend).
•Human emissions of carbon dioxide were negligible before 1850, and really only took off after 1945.
If human emissions of carbon dioxide caused global warming, then there would be massive and accelerating global warming after 1945 and almost no global warming before 1945. Obviously this is not the case.]]
Hmmmm, seems my calculations were a bit off
[[2) Man-made carbon dioxide emissions throughout human history constitute less than 0.00022 percent of the total naturally emitted from the mantle of the earth during geological history.]]
Seems man’s total contribution over the many decades has been just 0.00022%, not the 0.00137% I’ve been stating- seems I was way off- Soooo, can someone please explain how just 0.00022% of our atmosphere can capture enough heat and back radiate it in large enough quantities to cause global climate change?
[[4) After World War II, there was a huge surge in recorded CO2 emissions but global temperatures fell for four decades after 1940.]]
[[10) A large body of scientific research suggests that the sun is responsible for the greater share of climate change during the past hundred years.]]
[[11) Politicians and activiists claim rising sea levels are a direct cause of global warming but sea levels rates have been increasing steadily since the last ice age 10,000 ago]]
‘overwhelming scientitifc consensus’? Think again!
[[19) A petition by scientists trying to tell the world that the political and media portrayal of global warming is false was put forward in the Heidelberg Appeal in 1992. Today, more than 4,000 signatories, including 72 Nobel Prize winners, from 106 countries have signed it.]]
[[23) It is myth that receding glaciers are proof of global warming as glaciers have been receding and growing cyclically for many centuries]]
[[26) The IPCC threat of climate change to the world’s species does not make sense as wild species are at least one million years old, which means they have all been through hundreds of climate cycles]]
[[30) The slight increase in temperature which has been observed since 1900 is entirely consistent with well-established, long-term natural climate cycles]]
On and on and on it goes!
89% of state climatologists said that current science is unable to prove man-made global warming (National Center for Policy Analysis)
80% of IPCC Scientists said that human activity is not the principal driver of climate change (PR Newswire)
69.9% of Climate Scientists agree climate change will have beneficial effects (PDF) (The Heartland Institute)
68% of Alberta Earth Scientists and Engineers Do Not Believe the Science is Settled on Climate Change (Edmonton Journal)
64.9% of Climate Scientists do not agree that science can predict the future climate (PDF) (The Heartland Institute)
56% of Climate Scientists do not agree that the scientific debate on climate change is over (PDF) (The Heartland Institute)
55% of Peer-Reviewed Papers Do Not Endorse Global Warming Theory (DailyTech)
Copenhagen Consensus 2004 (Copenhagen Consensus)
CO2 in our Atmosphere
Q:“What % of the atmosphere is CO2 ?
The total Atmospheric CO2percent is just 0.04%
What is the total percentage of CO2 that has been produced by man over our whole history compared to natural CO2
A: the total anthropogenic CO2 emission throughout human history constitutes less than 0.00022 percent of the total CO2 amount naturally degassed from the mantle of the Earth during geological history
Q: “What % of CO2 is manmade?”
A: Just 3.4% of all naturally occurring CO2
Q: “How much does the atmosphere weigh?”
A: 6 quadrillion tons
Q: How much does all of the CO2 in the atmosphere weigh?
Just 8 billion tons.
A Tiny, Tiny Fraction of the total 6 quadrillion tons of the atmosphere. Almost 100% of our atmosphere has no CO2 in it. While 8 billion tons of CO2 sounds like a lot, it is not. Even at 8 billion tons, it's such a small fraction of the total atmosphere that it is simply shameful for people who call themselves scientists to even begin to suggest that it is causing climate change. These scientists throw that 8 billion number out there, knowing that people will hear the word 'billion', and think 'that's a lot' because we've been taught that the word billion means a large number, And it is most of the time, however, when taken in context, it is nothing compared to the total atmospheric volume of 6 quadrillion tons. To put this in perspective, if you put 8 billion tons of water into a pool of 6 quadrillion tons of water, it wouldn't do anything of any significance- the rise in water level would be imperceptible. The effect would be so small that it would not be noticed at all.
Inquiring minds want the left to explain to us how such an insignificant amount of CO2, just 0.00022% of all of the naturally occurring CO2 over the course of human history, can cause global climate change-
The Current total atmospheric CO2 volume is just 0.04% of our atmosphere- That's it folks! Of that 0.04%, man is responsible for just 3.4% of the Current Total Atmospheric CO2- Meaning that the total atmospheric CO2 produced by man is just 0.00136% of our atmosphere. I would like the scare mongering propagandists on the left to please explain to the world how just 0.00136% of the atmosphere can possibly capture enough escaping heat, and then back radiate that heat at an even smaller fraction, (Much of the heat gets radiated right out into space), to cause global climate change!
IF they can’t answer this- then they have NO business voicing their ignorant opinions on the issue
Eternal Salvation Questions
these two issues, eternal salvation, and childlike faith for salvation are two issues that are vital to understanding God’s work and salvation, and lordship salvation has done more harm to people than anything regarding causing feeling to believe they are unsaved because it becomes a pride issue where we’re always comparing our ‘holiness’ to others and claiming they can’t possibly be saved because they ‘walk in sin’ or are backslidden, or carnal Christians.
This ideology has caused untold suffering needlessly In the lives of many young Christians, and caused them to simply give up In despair thinking they can never measure up to the unbiblical strict oppressive requirements that lordship salvation imposes on them.
And the ‘conditional salvation’ theology is just as destructive- and just as unbiblical- both theologies are heresies unsupported by the bible- and both theologies have caused untold suffering and despair in many a Christian.
The bible calls ofr a childlike faith to be saved- it never calls for total commitment to put away sins, nor does it ever call for maintaining our salvation afterwards through works-
There are about 200 verses In the bible that call for belief alone in order to be saved- there are no conditions attached to that requirement, and there are myriad verses talking about the fact that we are eternally saved and sealed until the day of redemption.
For someone to call Christians unsaved because they do not ‘obey the commands of God’ is unbiblical
A further point needs to be made concerning 1 John- It states that those who do not obey the commands of God- and do not love the brothers are not of God= A backslidden Christian, a Carnal Christian, can all be deep In sin and STILL have love for the brothers- (ie everyone) and they still obey
There are many commands of God- all of which NO man fully obeys (Hence why I asked the other fella where the ‘cutoff point’ was for being saved or losing their salvation. The following is a list of God’s commands, and there are others, but people in backslidden conditions and living carnal lives DO obey many of these commands even in their backslidden conditions-
and as mentioned before, where is the cutoff point? I submit that a person in a backslidden condition, obeying these commands and more, IS saved because the unregenerate sinners have NO desire to obey hardly any of these commands (that’s not to say there aren’t ‘good’ acting people on the outside, however, their hearts are desperately wicked still, and their ‘good acts’ are as filthy rags I n the sight of the Lord- their ‘good acts’ are selfish in nature- always thinking about how it benefits them (IE: giving to the poor makes them ‘feel good’ about themselves- the Christian gives to the poor because they are genuinely concerned about the welfare of the poor, without any thought of recognition or praise- The Pharisees gave alms as a big showy act- wanting others to ‘see their kind acts’- The widow gave quietly out of love- etc)
Lordship salvation insists that only following some of God’s commands, and not all of them mean the person isn’t saved (oddly- they violate several of God’s commands in making such judgments- but they are blind to this fact)- They insists that if all of God’s commands aren’t followed then the person was never saved because they ‘haven’t fully committed to following God’, and therefore could not have been saved (again, this puts salvation into the category of human endeavor and hard work- something the bible preaches against over 200 times throughout the scriptures)
Anyway- Christians in a backslidden condition, living a carnal life CAN and Do obey many of the commands of God out of love for God- even in the backslidden conditions- The unsaved might obey some of these commands, but it is NOT out of Love For God, it is out of sinful selfishness
Christ and John and other apostles all spoke reputedly about the command to love the brother- Why? Because the world loves not the brother- Christians in a backslidden condition STILL have a love for their brother, and wish for their brothers to be saved- (oddly enough- the lordship salvation proponent doesn’t appear to love backslidden Christians because they berate them by insisting they are unsaved sinners- when the reality is that they are saved- This is why I kept asking the fella if the sinners in the bible like David, Lot, etc were saved or not- The bible states over and over again that they were- yet this fella insists that people who ‘walk in sin’ are not saved.
The following is a short list of commands that Christians, even in backslidden conditions DO obey- out of Love for God (Yes folks, backslidden Christians STILL Love God- they know they are sinning, but they still love God and obey His commands- obviously not all of them, as there are some that are not on the list that they obviously do not obey- Yet neither did many in the bible who were called righteous, men after God’s heart, redeemed etc)- The following list is a list that backslidden Christians do obey, and again it needs to be asked, where is the cutoff point where not obeying a certain amount of commands means one is not saved? IF we are to be HONEST with ourselves, we ALL break numerous commands not on this list, over and over and over again- it becomes a pattern with us- and we often fall into sins that violate God’s commands- Even ‘the best of us do’- IF we aren’t saved because we repeatedly fall and don’t obey a certain number of the commands,- then none of us are saved- because according to lordship salvation ‘we are walking in sin’ because we have pet sins that we don’t deal with ALL throughout our lives- Lordship salvation insists that only those who immediately and permanently deal with pet sins are saved- And we know from scriptures, that there are ALL levels of Christianity from babes to mature- and NO babe in Christ is going to be able to deal with ALL sins immediately and permanently
(Which brings up another great point- Do we disown our babies and infants, and growing toddlers, and children, and teenagers, and young adult children etc when they fall into sin? Of course not- We are patient with them and try to instruct them - As well, they are blood kin and we can’t kick them out of the family even if we wanted to- same with our adoption into the kingdom of Christ- We are bought with Christ’s blood- we are now blood children of God, and have EVERY right and privilege of a natural born child would have-)
Love Your Neighbor
Render to Caesar
Bring In the Poor
Be a Servant
Beware of Covetousness
Go to Offenders
Despise Not Little Ones
Honor Your Parents
Beware of False Prophets
Do Unto Others
Do Not Cast Pearls
Lay Up Treasures
Love Your Enemies
Go the Second Mile
Keep Your Word
Do Not Lust
Await My Return
[[Ephesians 1:13: “In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise.”]]
(Another verse by the apostle telling the people to look back at their salvation assuring them that that act is what saved them)
John 5:24: “Verily, verily, I say unto you, he that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.”
(There’s no “Now you have it, now you don’t, now you do again- He who believes on God and Christ is eternally saved- they now have everlasting life)
John 10:28: “And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.”
(No matter what a man does after salvation- after coming to a point in theirl ife where they accept That Jesus is God, that He came to die and rise again, that the bible is true concerning Him- He is always saved- They shall NEVER perish)-
John 5:24: “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.”
John 10:28: “And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.”
(Free gift folks- Christ gives us this gift- we don’t earn it, or even work to keep it- He tells us over and over again it’s for eternity)
[[John 4:14: “But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.”
(Shall never thirst- IF we lose our salvation, as some believe, we would obviously thirst again- contradicting this verse)
John 6:35: “And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.”
(another promise that He who goes to Christ shall never hunger again- there is nothing in this verse or the previous verse that indicates we have to keep ‘working out our salvation’ in order to keep being fed and given water-)
[[John 6:39: “And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.”]]
(We don’t have to worry about people not accepting Christ- They are chosen of God and WILL be saved- no one will lead them astray- Christ will not lose any of His sheep- whom the Father has already given Him)
John 6:39: “And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.”
Ephesians 2:8-9: “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast.
(Those preaching that we must ‘work out our salvation’ must ignore this verse)
Ephesians 4:30: “And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.”
(Sealed unto Salvation until the day of redemption- another nail In the coffin of the ‘we can lose our salvation’ theology)
[[1 Peter 1:23: “Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth forever.”]]
(If we lose our salvation, then the word of God is corruptible- it is not eternal- )
Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
(Unconditional- It is a gift- we do not work for gifts- we simply accept a gift)
Titus 3:5: “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us
(Nope=- no ‘working out our salvation’ to be found in this verse)
Romans 4:5: “But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.”
(This is why Lot was called a righteous man even though he lived a life of disobedience to God- He was still saved- even though he continually sinned- lived in sin-)
1 Peter 1:4: “To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you.”
(Incorruptible, We, if it were possible to lose our salvation, would corrupt the whole act of Salvation- Thank God it is indeed incorruptible)
Philippians 1:6: “Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.”
(A VERY important verse which puts the lie to the idea that we can lose our salvation- Christ begins the work, and Christ alone finishes the work- it’s a solid promise- nothing I n this verse says “unless of course we sin along he way=- then all bets are off”- Christ finishes the work- we will NEVER be lost again after we accept Him as Savior with nothing more than a mustard seed of faith)
Hebrews 10:38-39: “Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.”
(Woops- scary looking verse that ‘looks like’ we can lose our salvation if we ‘fall away’ from the word and worship- however, this and all the other verses that ‘look like’ they mean that don’t infact mean that at all- This verse is talking about those who learn about God, but NEVER take the step of Salvation, and who rely on their own power and knowledge as their means of salvation rather than on Christ who saves eternally- We need to be VERY careful with verses like these- to understand the original text and context, and just as in this verse, we learn that it does NOT ifnact mean what it appears to mean when the original text is studied in context)
Our Government is Pushing Lies About the Climate
[[Our own government has given out what is presumably scientific information about global warming that is proven false. The following is an example.
The definition of “greenhouse gases” of the U. S. Energy Information Association (EIA) and their effect is: “Many chemical compounds found in the Earth’s atmosphere act as “greenhouse gases.” These gases allow sunlight to enter the atmosphere freely. When sunlight strikes the Earth’s surface, some of it is reflected back towards space as infrared radiation (heat). Greenhouse gases absorb this infrared radiation and trap the heat in the atmosphere. Over time, the amount of energy sent from the sun to the Earth’s surface should be about the same as the amount of energy radiated back into space, leaving the temperature of the Earth’s surface roughly constant. Many gases exhibit these “greenhouse” properties. Some of them occur in nature (water vapor, carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide), while others are exclusively human-made (like gases used for aerosols).” The highlighted statements are false on their face, and they are the primary basis of the claims that greenhouse gases cause global warming.
The falsity of the above statements that greenhouse gases have a one way effect, allowing “sunlight to enter the atmosphere freely” and then trapping and holding the heat near the earth, should be apparent to anyone with a little bit of common sense. They even include water vapor, which is a part of clouds It is ridiculous, and it is disgraceful.
The Encyclopedia of Earth states: “Only about 40% of the solar energy intercepted at the top of Earth’s atmosphere passes through to the surface. The atmosphere reflects and scatters some of the received visible radiation. Gamma rays, X-rays, and ultraviolet radiation less than 200 nanometers in wavelength are selectively absorbed in the atmosphere by oxygen and nitrogen and turned into heat energy. Most of the solar ultraviolet radiation with a range of wavelengths from 200 to 300 nm is absorbed by the concentration of ozone (O3) gas found in the stratosphere. Infrared solar radiation with wavelengths greater than 700 nm is partially absorbed by carbon dioxide, ozone, and water present in the atmosphere in liquid and vapour forms. Roughly 30% of the sun’s visible radiation (wavelengths from 400 nm to 700 nm) is reflected back to space by the atmosphere or the Earth’s surface.” [Emphasis added.]
One important thing disclosed by the above is that we have infrared solar radiation coming from the sun that is absorbed by carbon dioxide. This keeps it from ever reaching the earth, and protects against global warming. The global warmers never talk about this critical aspect – they only talk about the infrared heat waves coming back from the earth.]]
You will hear a great many ‘man-caused climate change’ advocates explain in great detail how infrared heat that is captured by CO2 I nthe atmosphere, and how it gets back radiate to earth, and how that is what is ‘causing climate change’ yet you will never hear them discussing the fact that what little CO2 there is I n atmosphere, along with ‘greenhouse gases’ actually protect this planet from overheating and cancel out any piddly amount of infrared heat that is captured by the whopping 0.00022% CO2 by volume in our atmosphere that man has produced
I’ve asked time and time again for someone to explain how just 0.00137% of our atmosphere can capture enough heat, then back radiate it at a fraction of the volume it captured it at, to cause global climate change
If only 0.00022% of 6 quadrillion tons of atmosphere is actually capturing infrared heat from earth as a direct result of man- then there is no way on this green earth that that tiny fraction of captured heat can warm the planet’s 6 quadrillion tons of air
Take a glass full of 98 Degree water- then take a dropper, fill it with 0.00022% by volume 98 degrees water, let the glass water cool down to 97 degrees, and plop that 0.00022% water into that glass and tell me how it will raise the overall temperature of the glasswater? one iota?
It’s not like the whole atmosphere is completely sealed off and NEVER letting any heat out- infact, the vast majority, nearly 100% of earth’s infrared heat, does not become absorbed by CO2 because there simply is not enough CO2 to absorb it- and what little CO2 there is, has already absorbed infrared heat coming from the sun, so it is not able to absorb the heat escaping the earth- and man’s piddly 0.00022% or less even, for them to claim that that amount is causing climate change on a global scale, (remember, they have made the false statement that ‘Man is almost entirely responsible for climate change” AND “We are 98% sure now that man is causing climate change” is just ridiculous- they should be ashamed of themselves for touting such a blatant lie! 0.00022% of our atmosphere will NEVER be able to capture enough heat to cause ANY kind of change to our earth’s temperatures!
Let’s do some math-
The total mass of Earth’s atmosphere is about 5.5 quadrillion tons,
3.4% x 0.04% = 0.00136%
The Total Atmospheric CO2 amount is just 0.04%. Man is responsible for just 3.4% of that amount, so when we figure out 3.4% of 0.04%, we come up with a figure of 0.00136% (3.4% x 0.04%= 0.00136%). Since only 0.00136% of our atmosphere has CO2 in it produced by man, how is it possible for such a small percentage of our atmosphere to capture and back radiate enough heat to cause global climate change? Think about it folks- 0.00136% of our atmosphere has CO2 in it produced by man- Not 30%, Not 50%, not 75%- but just 0.00136%! Almost all of the heat escaping earth goes right on past that 0.00136% CO2 - almost 100% of the heat! Practically none of the heat escaping earth is captured by CO2 produced by man. There is simply No way man can be responsible for global climate change- none!
‘Scientists’ should be Ashamed of themselves for even suggesting man is responsible. There is No thick blanket of CO2 in our atmosphere caused by man, which is trapping the majority of the heat escaping earth- Climate Scientists, and I use the term lightly, are trying to make us believe that our atmosphere is so chocked with CO2 that heat can't possibly escape, and that most of the heat leaving earth gets captured and back radiated to earth, causing our earth to be incapable of cooling off properly- Folks, nothing could be further from the truth. The lie that man is 'almost entirely responsible for climate change' has got to stop! The world is falling for this lie, and I don't understand how people aren't so concerned about something as potentially devastating to us financially as climate regulation taxes and fines, wouldn't research this issue and do all they can to understand whether we really are responsible or not. A quick foray into the actual facts of CO2 will show the claim that man is causing climate change to be a complete bald-faced lie. This Global Scam has been perpetrated upon us almost uncontested- and I don't understand how such a blatant lie has been able to take such hold on people's lives- it's simply stunning that people are so willing to give their governments most of their money and not even check out whether what they are being spoon fed is the truth or not
Our atmosphere is comprised of 6 quadrillion tons of molecules- 6 quadrillion folks! ALL natural and man made CO2 amounts to just 8 billion tons- That is Nothing compared to the sheer volume of atmosphere- it practically doesn’t even register- it is such a small portion of our atmosphere that there is absolutely NO way such a small amount can capture near enough heat to prevent our earth from cooling off- period!
[[[[2) Man-made carbon dioxide emissions throughout human history constitute less than 0.00022 percent of the total naturally emitted from the mantle of the earth during geological history.]]
Of course it’s relevant- climates change all the time- CO2 spikes all the time- There is no scientific doubt about that- and to try to blame climate change on 0.00022% of the atmosphere that man has been responsible for over the course of our history is ludicrous regardless of how old you might think the earth is- the fact remains the total amount of CO2 produced by man for the whole of the industrial age is just 0.00022% in relation to the total tonnage of atmosphere- I would like the Scientists on the left who espouse this colossal 'man-caused' climate change scam to please explain to everyone how just 0.00022% of the atmosphere can cause global climate change? Please explain how just 0.00022% of our atmosphere can capture enough escaping heat, then back radiate a FRACTION of that heat back to earth to cause climate temps to rise? (and note, I’m being generous because not all of the 0.00022% over the industrial age is still I n the atmosphere
Planned Parenthood Videos not Altered http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/09/29/forensic-analysis-planned-parenthood-videos-show-no-evidence-manipulation/?intcmp=hpbt1
Carson at a Glance
Carson agreed with the courts that Kim Davis was wrong for taking a stand on her religious beliefs (A court just found in favor of a muslim truck driver who refused to deliver alcohol based on religious belief- but bakers apparently aren’t allowed to object on religious beliefs, nor are county clerks according to Carson) http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/armstrong-williams-ben-carson-kentucky-clerk
Carson Thinks same sex marriages are just ducky- declaring the ruling the “law of the land.” - http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/carson-huckabee-gay-marriage/2015/06/26/id/652379/
Carson apparently thinks abortions are just ducky too- he said that he “would never advocate it’s illegal for a person to get an abortion.” - http://articles.baltimoresun.com/1992-09-30/news/1992274113_1_abortions-obstetrics-dr
Carson approves of using baby parts from ‘tissue banks’ “To not use the tissue that is in a tissue bank, regardless of where it comes from, would be foolish. Why would anybody not do that?” - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/ben-carson-says-it-is-foolish-not-to-use-already-aborted-babies-tissues-in
Carson apparently refers mothers with fetuses with birth defects to abortion clinics- “he [Carson] believes in quality medical care, No. 1, and secondly, he believes in people making their own decisions based on facts and information.” - http://www.politico.com/story/2015/08/ben-carson-abortion-stance-121456.html?hp=t3_r
Carson believes abortions for rape are just ducky- “I would hope that they would very quickly avail themselves of the emergency room, and in the emergency room, they have the ability to administer RU-486 and other possibilities before you have a developing fetus.” - http://www.politico.com/story/2015/08/ben-carson-abortion-stance-121456.html?hp=t3_r
Carson is for banning “Assault Rifles” http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/05/28/dr-ben-carson-on-gun-rights-some-weapons-probably-not-appropriate-like-tanks/
Carson has stated conservatives need to be open to the idea of compromise on gun control measures - http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/05/28/dr-ben-carson-on-gun-rights-some-weapons-probably-not-appropriate-like-tanks/
Carson has stated that local governments should be allowed to ban guns under certain conditions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NM0lldmplM
Carson thinks guns should only be allowed in certain places:
“I had hoped that my NRA speech this year would clarify my position on the second amendment, which I believe is vital to our freedom. As I stated in that speech, Thomas Hobbes, a 17th-century English philosopher when talking about tyranny in Europe, stated that America would never suffer such tyranny because the people were armed. The point that I clumsily was trying to make on the Beck show was that, we should be looking for ways to keep dangerous weapons out of the hands of unstable individuals. It was not a well thought out comment by any stretch of the imagination. All of my writings and in-depth statements clearly state that in no way do I wish to compromise the second amendment. I have subsequently had meaningful discussions with the leadership of the NRA concluded that any law-abiding American should have access to any legal weapon for protection, recreation or whatever other legal purpose they may desire. I am now a lifetime member of the NRA. I realize that some people will never believe that and will not go back and research my writings and statements to satisfy themselves.” - https://www.conservativereview.com/commentary/2015/05/exclusive-ten-questions-with-dr-ben-carson
“I don’t particularly like the idea of government subsidies for anything because it interferes with the natural free market,” but then Carson continued, “therefore, I would probably be in favor of taking that $4 billion a year we spend on oil subsidies and using that in new fueling stations.” - http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/opinion/columnists/kathie-obradovich/caucus/2015/05/05/ben-carson-climate-change-renewable-fuel-standard/26945261/
“it is naive to count on the honesty and integrity of people responsible for our markets when they stand to gain so much by manipulating the system to their advantage.” (Ben Carson, America the Beautiful, 78-79) -
Carson has stated that he’s for government wage control- http://www.cnbc.com/id/102658083
More on Carson at the following link: https://www.conservativereview.com/2016-presidential-candidates/candidates/ben-carson
LIES About 'Man-Caused' Global Warming
1: Man-made CO2 emissions throughout human history amounts to less than 0.00022 percent of the total CO2 from the earth's mantle.
2:Warming happens 800 years BEFORE CO2rises (This alone refutes the LIE that CO2 causes climate change)
3: Despite a huge surge in CO2 in the 30's and 40's, temperatures actually dropped for 4 decades afterwards (again proving CO2does not cause warming)
4: The atmosphere contains just 0.0036% CO2 produced by man (FAR too little CO2 to do anything- it's simply impossible for such a small amount to affect global climates)
5: The atmosphere contains just 0.04% CO2 produced by nature and man combined (again, an amount that is FAR too small to cause any change in global climates)
6: Most of the tiny amount of heat captured by atmospheric CO2 gets radiated out to space, not back to earth
7: What little heat actually gets back radiated to earth quickly reaches equilibrium because there is so little of it compared to earth's air (which is now cooler and overwhelms the tiny amount of warmer air that was back radiated- Think about pouring a cup of 80 Degree water into an Olympic sized pool of 70 Degree water- The warmer water does nothing to affect the overall pool's temperature because there simply is not enough warmer water to change the pool's temps)
8: Ice-core data clearly show that temperatures change centuries before concentrations of atmospheric CO2 change
9: There has been no warming since 1998 DESPITE the fact that CO2 has increased during these two decades (again refuting the idea that "CO2 causes warming")
10: Science shows that it is changing temperatures that raise or lower CO2 levels- NOT the other way around. CO2 does not cause climate change- period.
11: Scientists claim global Wagnerian will result in greater storms, earthquakes and natural disasters, however, over the last century, this has proven untrue
12: The world “warmed” by 0.07 +/- 0.07 degrees C from 1999 to 2008- It did not warm by the .22 that climate scientists claimed that it would
13: It is a lie that CO2 is 'the most abundant greenhouse gas in the atmosphere". Greenhouse gases comprise 3% of the atmosphere- CO2 comprises just 0.04% 14: Today’s CO2 concentration of around 385 ppm is very low. PPM's have been more than 10 times higher in the past
15: The slight increase in temperatures since 1900 is well within the normal range for natural cyclical warming trends
16: While the arctic is currently warming, this is fully inline with natural cyclical warming trends, The antarctic is currently getting colder, which refutes the claim of "global warming"
17: It is a LIE that there is a 'scientific Consensus" that believes that man is causing climate change.
18: It is a LIE to claim that 98% of scientists believe that man is causing climate change. There are over 6000 scientists and professionals who claim man is NOT causing climate change, and only a handful of scientists and professionals who claim man is to blame, and these folks are almost entirely subsidized by the world's governments
19: The science is Not settled! Scientists do not even know all the mechanics behind global warming and cooling trends- But to hear Al Gore speak, one would think that scientists fully understand what changes climates- they do Not!
20: ClimateGate was a blatant attempt to conceal evidence that did not fit the alarmist rallying cries of the left that man is causing climate change. It was a deceitful shameful attempt to sway public opinion using lies created by hiding evidence
21: Climate has always changed, and it always will. Claiming that prior to the industrial revolution the Earth had a “stable” climate is a LIE.
22: Temperature Measurements made via weather balloons and satellites since the late 1950s show that there has been no atmospheric warming.
What does it mean to live off the grid?
It means life stops when the sun goes down. It means shutting the doors of your business at nightfall and losing out on money to support your family. It means spending up to 15 percent of your limited income on kerosene that gives off fumes that are responsible for more deaths a year than malaria, tuberculosis and HIV combined.
It means getting treated at a hospital unequipped to store medicine, power incubators or operate medical equipment.
It means not getting the education you deserve because your school lacks proper lighting, air conditioning and computers.
It means living without a sense of security and feeling disconnected from the rest of modern society.
For many of us, it’s hard to imagine a life without power when electricity is the undercurrent of nearly every aspect of our lives. Yet this is the reality for more than 1.3 billion people around the world who lack access to energy.
Excerpted. The link below has the oped:
1. 1967: Dire Famine Forecast By 1975 2. 1969: Everyone Will Disappear In a Cloud Of Blue Steam By 1989 (1969)
3. 1970: Ice Age By 2000
4. 1970: America Subject to Water Rationing By 1974 and Food Rationing By 1980
5. 1971: New Ice Age Coming By 2020 or 2030 6. 1972: New Ice Age By 2070 7. 1974: Space Satellites Show New Ice Age Coming Fast
8. 1974: Another Ice Age? 9. 1974: Ozone Depletion a ‘Great Peril to Life (data and graph) 10. 1976: Scientific Consensus Planet Cooling, Famines imminent ...
11. 1980: Acid Rain Kills Life In Lakes (additional link) 12. 1978: No End in Sight to 30-Year Cooling Trend (additional link) 13. 1988: Regional Droughts (that never happened) in 1990s
14. 1988: Temperatures in DC Will Hit Record Highs 15. 1988: Maldive Islands will Be Underwater by 2018 (they’re not)
16. 1989: Rising Sea Levels will Obliterate Nations if Nothing Done by 2000 17. 1989: New York City’s West Side Highway Underwater by 2019 (it’s not)
18. 2000: Children Won’t Know what Snow Is 19. 2002: Famine In 10 Years If We Don’t Give Up Eating Fish, Meat, and Dairy
20. 2004: Britain will Be Siberia by 2024 21. 2008: Arctic will Be Ice Free by 2018 22. 2008: Climate Genius Al Gore Predicts Ice-Free Arctic by 2013 23. 2009: Climate Genius Prince Charles Says we Have 96 Months to Save World
24. 2009: UK Prime Minister Says 50 Days to ‘Save The Planet From Catastrophe’ 25. 2009: Climate Genius Al Gore Moves 2013 Prediction of Ice-Free Arctic to 2014 26. 2013: Arctic Ice-Free by 2015 (additional link) 27. 2014: Only 500 Days Before ‘Climate Chaos’ 28. 1968: Overpopulation Will Spread Worldwide
29. 1970: World Will Use Up All its Natural Resources 30. 1966: Oil Gone in Ten Years 31. 1972: Oil Depleted in 20 Years 32. 1977: Department of Energy Says Oil will Peak in 1990s 33. 1980: Peak Oil In 2000
34. 1996: Peak Oil in 2020 35. 2002: Peak Oil in 2010 36. 2006: Super Hurricanes! 37. 2005 : Manhattan Underwater by 2015 38. 1970: Urban Citizens Will Require Gas Masks by 1985
39. 1970: Nitrogen buildup Will Make All Land Unusable 40. 1970: Decaying Pollution Will Kill all the Fish 41. 1970s: Killer Bees!
42. 1975: The Cooling World and a Drastic Decline in Food Production
43. 1969: Worldwide Plague, Overwhelming Pollution, Ecological Catastrophe, Virtual Collapse of UK by End of 20th Century
44. 1972: Pending Depletion and Shortages of Gold, Tin, Oil, Natural Gas, Copper, Aluminum 45. 1970: Oceans Dead in a Decade, US Water Rationing by 1974, Food Rationing by 1980
46. 1988: World’s Leading Climate Expert Predicts Lower Manhattan Underwater by 2018 47. 2005: Fifty Million Climate Refugees by the Year 2020 48. 2000: Snowfalls Are Now a Thing of the Past
49.1989: UN Warns That Entire Nations Wiped Off the Face of the Earth by 2000 From Global Warming 50. 2011: Washington Post Predicted Cherry Blossoms Blooming in Winter
But somehow this time will be different, and the ‘experts’ and 16-year olds of today will suddenly be correct in their new predictions of eco-doom and eco-disaster? Not.