Fourth of July Open Topics Weekend

4th of JulyHere in the states it’s our Fourth of July holiday weekend, so we’ll be taking a short break until Monday. Now’s your chance to post links and comments to your favorite stories and news items or whatever you think is relevant.

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    Gator

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    [i]Researchers at the University of Tasmania analysed surveys taken from 14 countries and found 13 percent of those surveyed in New Zealand were climate-change sceptics.
    Only Australia and Norway had higher rates, with the United States coming in just behind on 12 percent.
    That compares with only 2 percent of Spanish people and 4 percent of Germans and Swiss.[/i]

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8500443.stm

    I find this “research” [i]highly[/i] questionable. For starters, every other poll I have seen shows skeptic ranks to be at least 30%, and growing every year. Likely they asked “Do you believe in climate change/global warming?”

    But in order to [i]see[/i] what question was asked, you have to pay $35.95!

    If you asked me if I believe in climate change/global warming, I would answer “yes”. Does that mean I am no longer a skeptic? 😮

    97% of University research is bogus. If you want to see how I arrived at this conclusion, send me $35.95.

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      Ralph

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      My check’s in the mail! 😀

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    Dan Pangburn

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    Instead of ‘belief’, do analysis. Others with skill can verify that the analysis was done correctly or identify corrections. Once the analysis is accepted as valid, the results are justified as valid. Any assertion that the results are wrong is bogus without valid identification of error in the analysis.

    Engineering science proves CO2 has no significant effect on climate. The proof and identification of the two factors that do cause reported climate change are at http://agwunveiled.blogspot.com (now with 5-year running-average smoothing of measured average global temperature (AGT), the near-perfect explanation of AGT, R^2 = 0.97+ since before 1900).

    The ongoing average global temperature trend is down. Monthly reported temperatures are being temporarily propped up by el Nino.

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      Gator

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      Dan, you are missing the point. It’s not about analysis or belief, it is about making money.

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        Dan Pangburn

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        I’m afraid you are right. I am trying to mitigate that by disclosing the truth.

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          JayPee

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          Keep telling the truth. It’s the most effective way of destroying the liars. It always wins out, albeit slowly sometimes. But if we abandon it for more temporarily effective argumentation, we become no better than the leftist pigs.

          By abandonment I mean conceding to them points they don’t deserve, such as temporarily agreeing on a false issue/statement in order to gain ” common ground .”

          Forget common ground with these pigs. Their goal is not reaching a conclusion through reason. Their wish is to drive everyone like animals to their totalitarian goal through fanaticism and hysteria.

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    GR82DRV

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    Happy 4th to my fellow [b]skeptics[/b]!

    Wear the title proudly – the alternative is to be compliant sheep.

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      Gator

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      Happy Independence Day, you junk science denier! 😉

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    Gator

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    [i]Solar Impulse 2 landed in Hawaii Friday, ending its epic 4,480-mile journey from Japan after five days of solar-powered flight.

    The fuel-free flight from Nagoya to Honolulu’s Kalaeloa Airport was the longest and riskiest leg of Solar Impulse 2’s round-the-world odyssey. Solar Impulse 2 touched down just before noon ET, completing its incredible trip across a vast expanse of ocean in 118 hours.[/i]

    http://www.foxnews.com/science/2015/07/03/solar-impulse-2-reaches-hawaii-shatters-records-in-historic-pacific-flight/

    [b]38 MPH![/b] And with [i]zero[/i] payload!

    New York to San Francisco in just 67 hours! That’s [i]only[/i] 15 hours longer than driving, so even though you will have to mail your luggage, it will be there waiting for you when you land.

    Look out Boeing, your days are numbered! 😆

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      JB

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      38 MPH! What kept it airborne, a long rope from a space station perhaps?

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    Me

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    Happy 4th, 😉 , Been partying too hard last few days, enjoy it while I can. Give her! Have fun!

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    Gina Liggett

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    Happy 4th. Heartland Conference was fantastic. Now I’m headed for annual Objectivist Summer Conference for some more reason and reality ! No Climategaters in that group.

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